3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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Q&A: “Ever wonder why God continues to punish us???”

(From a social media friend) Answer: That question assumes an awful lot, and it doesn’t offer any insight into what’s going on with your life. Still, I’ll try to give you what has helped me. UNDERSTAND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW: 1. God is not the Creator of evil. He originally created all things good. 2. God’s …

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Forgiveness & Justice

To hope for justice is neither anger, nor bitterness. It is rather the opposite of bitterness, because to hope for justice is to expect a thing only God can hand down... to trust in God to send deliverance. And God always does send a deliverer: "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who …

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The 9th Planet, Eris… or Xena (X)

  Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet  | Caltech.edu, Jan. 20, 2016 Discovering Planet Nine | The New Yorker, Jan. 20, 2016 KUIPER BELT OBJECTS POINT THE WAY TO PLANET 9 | UniversityToday.com, March 11, 2016 Researcher links mass extinctions to 'Planet X' | Phys.org, March 30, 2016 IS PLANET X LINKED TO MASS EXTINCTIONS? | …

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Understanding the Letter of James, Part 1

It is worth repeating, "Context is King." The Book of James presents lots of trouble to the reader, if one doesn't keep in mind that the letter is (in fact) a letter, which has an original cause for its having been written and also a two-sectioned audience. Firstly, one notices that James opens with a "To" …

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Philemon: Reconciliation & Experiencing All of Christ

[ Click HERE for MP3 Audio Recording] Philemon is about reconciliation and relationships between Christians. Onesimus (which means “useful”) was a slave of a believer named Philemon in Colossae. Apparently Onesimus had stolen from Philemon and fled. At some time while Paul was under arrest, Onesimus met him and became a Christian. Paul apparently wrote …

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5 Restorative Books for The Wounded & Weary Christian

[Click the images to follow their link to point of sale] Joy Starts Here The Life Model is a multi-generational model of redemption and maturity from birth to death. Based on a biblical worldview, incorporating the latest in brain science and best practices, the Life Model effectively provides lasting transformation of identity, character and culture. …

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The Much Abused but Indestructible Conscience

John Bunyan, in his now almost-ancient spiritual allegory, the Holy War, described a man whose name is Conscience. He dwelt in the city of Mansoul. And, the arch enemy of that city, Diabolos, would assail the realm; and, “that wicked one” would seek to defile Conscience with temptations and sin, would ill-treat him, and would chain …

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Break Not, Quench Not: Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice

In a previous post, titled Who's the Weak One?, Lambs Harbinger described one of the reasons a Christian may be judgemental. In that article, I began by saying, in most cases, Christians have generous attitudes (i.e. compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful, giving the benefit of the doubt, thinking the best of, etc.). If they have not been gracious …

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Control & Worry

What can you really change by control or worry? "Anyone who tries to control everything in his world ends up with a very, very small world." @RickWarren Jesus said, (Matt. 6:25-34)  25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your …

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