Jonathan Master
When studying the history of the Church, we tend to jump from the apostolic era right to the third century and beyond, where theological controversies were taking shape and ecumenical councils were being called. ...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.
Jeffrey Stivason
Cardinal Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a well-known figure of the Counter-Reformation and was no mean theologian. He was Pope Clement VIII's personal theologian and in 1930 he was canonized and consequently named a Doctor of the Church. Protestants often reflect on the Reformation as the time...Continue reading.
James Rich
As one of the solas of the Reformation, the centrality of grace in the Christian life is hard to overstate, but it seems Christians struggle somewhat to understand exactly what it is and how it operates. To demonstrate this misunderstanding, here's a quick quiz: "True or false; we are...Continue reading.
Michael Roberts
John Owen, the seventeenth century English Puritan, wrote of an imagined reaction in heaven by the Son of God in response to the fall of Adam and Eve, and what he purposed to do in response:Continue reading.

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