Category Archives: The Cross of Christ

The Cost of the Cross

Although the incarnation of God the Son in human flesh is a mystery beyond our ability to grasp, I wonder if most Christians have ever come to terms with the true humanity of Jesus.  Because we are rightly taught from … Continue reading

Posted in Life and Living, The Cross of Christ | 1 Comment

How Shall We Kill Sin?

John Owen’s classic The Mortification of Sin includes these words in the preface, where Owen explains why he chose to publish the work: This was seconded by an observation of some men’s dangerous mistakes, who of late days have taken upon … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine of Salvation, The Cross of Christ | Leave a comment

The Good News of the Resurrection

Growing up in a typical Southern Baptist church, I was taught from a very early age that Jesus died to take the penalty for my sins so that I would not have to face that penalty, and thus God could … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine of Salvation, Eschatology, The Cross of Christ | 5 Comments

Particular Redemption: Why It Matters

Why does it matter where you come down on the question of the intent of Christ’s atonement?  Let me offer three reasons: 1. Only the doctrine of Particular Redemption preserves a robust doctrine of penal substitution. If that terminology is … Continue reading

Posted in The Cross of Christ | 1 Comment

Particular Redemption: Answering Objections, Part 3

The last kind of objection to Particular Redemption that I will answer here (unless any readers want to suggest others) is that based on certain texts of Scripture that seem to indicate that Christ died for those who could ultimately … Continue reading

Posted in The Cross of Christ | 1 Comment

Particular Redemption: Answering Objections, Part 2

Those who argue against Particular Redemption and for a General Atonement can make a plausible case from Scripture.  I do not deny that point.  However, I believe that, when the totality of the evidence is taken into account, Particular Redemption … Continue reading

Posted in The Cross of Christ | 1 Comment

Particular Redemption: Answering Objections

One of the primary objections to the doctrine of Particular Redemption is that it undercuts the free proclamation of the gospel to all people.  According to this objection, if you cannot say with certainty to a lost person, “Christ paid … Continue reading

Posted in The Cross of Christ | 1 Comment