Tag Archives: atonement

Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

Also published at SBC Voices By Ken Hamrick Throughout the Old Testament, a spotless animal was permitted to die in place of the sinner. Sin required death—either the death of the sinner or the death of an allowed substitute. No … Continue reading

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Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement | Desiring God

It is, by far, the most contested of the Five Points. And confusion over the term makes it all the trickier. “Limited Atonement” is the middle letter in TULIP, but as author and pastor Douglas Wilson explains, that name might … Continue reading

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John Piper and Definite Atonement | Part Two | SBC Today

Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Definite Atonement & the Free Offer of the Gospel. Piper asserts his belief that the free offer of the gospel to all people is one … Continue reading

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John Piper and Definite Atonement | Part One | SBC Today

Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary The final chapter in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her covers the subject of preaching and definite atonement. John Piper does the honors. This … Continue reading

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LORD and SAVIOR: The TRUE GOSPEL JESUS

Jesus is both the Lord of all, and the Savior of all who believe. He is not just Lord of those who believe, but he is Lord of all those who do not believe. Understanding His role as Lord as … Continue reading

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God’s Infallible Foreknowledge

Dear Reader, This blog post is for those Christians that believe God sees/knows the future. It assumes that you also believe that is so. Of course,all are welcome to read this and respond in any way they see fit and … Continue reading

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Toward Theological Reconciliation: Atonement

by Ken Hamrick What you will find below is neither an argument for the Calvinist view nor one for the Traditionalist view of atonement. Both ends of the spectrum have been asking the wrong questions, and the best perspective transcends that old debate. … Continue reading

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How Much of Christ’s Suffering and Death Did YOU Owe?

I owed it ALL. ALL of His blood was needed to wash away my sin alone. I cannot look to His cross and say that only one stripe on His back or only one drop of His blood was for … Continue reading

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Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 7: Unifying Propositions on Atonement

See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» There is much room for agreement on atonement… and misunderstandings to avoid on all sides. Libertarians (both Traditionalists and Arminians) can find unexpected common ground even with a Reformed theologian, … Continue reading

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Sins Alone Send a Soul to Hell

There is a popular misconception, taught authoritatively in pulpits across this land. It is the idea that sins do not send anyone to hell, but rather, unbelief (or, rejecting Christ) alone sends one to hell.

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‘Straw Man’ Arguments of a Southern Baptist Pastor

This article was written by gracewriterrandy, and was posted on his blog, Truth Unchanging. I just finished reading a sermon about “Reformed Theology” by a “great Southern Baptist Preacher.”  I must confess I was amazed to see how theologically ignorant … Continue reading

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Limited Atonement

Has the Gospel been presented to all? I don’t think so, Have many died without hearing it? Yes. Does every moral agent know and violate the law of God? yes. We then see a difference between the law and the … Continue reading

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Expanded SBC Calvinism-Arminianism Spectrum Chart

The chart is intended to represent the spectrum, with those doctrines that are least likely to be held by Calvinists at the top, and those least likely to be held by Traditionalists at the bottom, but with incremental steps toward the … Continue reading

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SBC Calvinism-Arminianism Spectrum Chart

An expanded and improved form of this chart, which includes Traditionalists, can be found HERE.

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Unifying Boundaries of Atonement

There are certain boundaries in the idea of atonement on which all Southern Baptists can find agreement.

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A Question for Calvinists: Is God Indifferent Toward the Nonelect?

Calvinists see the truth of the fact that it is, ultimately, God in eternity past who decides by His planning who will be saved. This in itself is a hard truth, with which I agree. But many Calvinists have arived … Continue reading

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The Blood that Runs Through the Body of Scripture

Heb. 9:22b, “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” “No forgiveness”—none. The concept of substitutionary sacrifice for the purpose of propitiating God’s wrath against sin runs like blood throughout the body of Scripture.

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David Allen sets the record straight: Limited Atonement is biblically bankrupt, theologically insipient, and ethically unpreachable by Peter Lumpkins

Founders Ministries put together several theological worthies to write its latest apology for strict Calvinism, Whomever He Wills   >>> Names include seasoned professors–Tom Nettles, Bruce Ware, Thomas Schriner, and Stephen Wellum–professors all at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (the majority … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Atonement

The term atonement is an Old Testament term, kaphar, which literally means to cover, as with pitch (or, tar).

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