The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Is the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement a necessary conclusion of Scripture? Does the reading of the Old Testament and the interpretation given by the New Testament bring us to this conclusion? And how does this doctrine to be understood theologically? At the ETS in 2018, William Lane Craig gave a lecture in defense of … Continue reading The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Genocide in the Scripture

I was listening to a podcast on genocide in Scripture recently. The question will sooner or later come across our ears, by someone outside the church and most certainly from those within the church. Text such as these: Death of the Firstborn - “So Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out … Continue reading Genocide in the Scripture

What is so good about Good Friday?

Thinking about where we got the name “Good Friday”? There are still theories out there as to why this day is called Good Friday. Some believe that there is something good about it. Or it was commonly called “God’s Friday” (speculative etymology). Lastly, and most likely, in antiquity “good” is synonymous with “holy”. For more … Continue reading What is so good about Good Friday?