Toward a Better Atonement
Did God the Father vent His wrath over our sins by killing His Son Jesus instead of us? Is that the only way to think about the Cross?
Was the atonement like this: a judge finds you guilty of murder and then takes off his robes and goes to the gallows in your place? Well, these doctrines would hardly be recognized during first thousand years of Christianity. We explore the various ways that Christians have thought about the Cross and what Jesus accomplished there. Is substitutionary atonement the only model we can use to understand the mystery of the Christ’s death? This session draws on the thought of theologian Tony Jones.