Jonathan Master
What is Eternal Generation? Dr. Fred Sanders, professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, CA, has written much about the topic. He recently co-edited Retrieving Eternal Generation, a set of essays focused on the Father-Son relationship and on the Son’s begottenness or...Continue reading.
Stephen Unthank
From whence does Paul's understanding of a believer's union in Christ come? Much recent work has shed some light upon this question and many have pointed to Paul's actual encounter with Christ when on the Damascus Road. And indeed it seems that it was in his Damascus road experience...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
Many readers no doubt are aware that union with Christ is a major concern for the apostle Paul. When you look at such passages as Ephesians 2:1-22 and Colossians 2:6-15 and 3:1-17 it becomes clear that to be "in Christ" or "in him" or for Christ to be "in you" is the...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
On this episode of Theology on the Go, Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gaffin is the author of many books, including By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the...Continue reading.
Cody Dolinsek
It is always important before attacking an opponent's position to ascertain what is being defended. Having answered this question, it is important to ask oneself whether what one's opponent is defending is something one would defend oneself. If we can decide that our opponents in any...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
The basic issue behind the concept of limited atonement is whether or not the cross of Christ is effective in accomplishing what God has intended or not. In the death of Christ was sin actually put away? Does it merely make salvation possible or does it effectively accomplish the salvation of God...Continue reading.
James Rich
We have all encountered self-styled "Four Pointers," people who say they embrace the teachings of Reformed theology which are summarized in the TULIP acrostic. The one difference is that they reject the "L" which stands for "limited atonement." Four-point Calvinists...Continue reading.
Michael Roberts
The third point in Reformed theology's famous acrostic suffers from something of an identity problem. As it has been often observed, the preferred way to describe the doctrine in question is that of either definite atonement or particular redemption, owing to the traditional term's...Continue reading.
Stephen Unthank
At the heart of the gospel is the penal substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ. And though this is properly the work of the incarnate Son of God who died upon the cross, the Trinity is wholly involved in this event - it is the Father who sent the Son and it is the Son who dies through the power...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
A theological earthquake shook my life over twenty years ago. I can still see the classroom lit by the afternoon sun. It was mostly quiet and peaceful that day with one exception. A classmate was standing in front of me trying for all he was worth to persuade me of definite or limited atonement...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Jonathan Gibson, co-editor of a recent scholarly work on definite atonement, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective. Listen in as they discuss the...Continue reading.