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Covenant Atonement

by Paul Franco on April 26, 2010

The chief point in view in the old and new covenants is to form and organize a community of people that are distinctively separated unto God. In Gods plan of redemption He decrees a people truly His own: The sheep never choose the shepherd, But the shepherd chooses His sheep! John 10:25-30, Exodus 6:7, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:8-13.

…through the sacrificial death of Christ, the Father accomplishes both the inauguration and the ratification of the new covenant which is superior to the old (first) covenant established by the death of bulls and goats. Thereby accomplishing and securing eternal redemption for those of the old and the new covenant. The covenant people of God are found in Christ alone.

Heb 9:15 The intention of Christ’s death was to redeem those under the old covenant (first covenant) from their acquired sins. The question must be answered as to why the death of Christ was necessary for redemption from the sins committed under the old covenant and to what extent does His death benefit those under the new covenant? (I will venture to briefly touch on the subject) READ MORE

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Isaiah 53 & Good Friday

by Jason Moore on April 2, 2010

Let us not forget what our Lord has done for us. Not today, and not tomorrow.

For without His propitiation, we have no hope. Without the Father sending the Son to atone for the sins of His people, we have no place with God. Jesus bore the sins of His people against the wrath of almighty God, so that you and I would have forgiveness for our wretchedness. Who killed Jesus? God did. Praise our Lord for His sacrifice – to His Glory.

I could have never paid the price; and neither could you. Meditate on these words and give thanks to the one who is deserving of all thanksgiving and praise. If you’ve never thought of this, please do. Take the time for what is more important than your soul? You say ‘Only God can judge me?” – Then how will you ever present, much less win your case ( Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23)? Repent and turn from your sins to the only one who can save you (Romans 5:8). Confess and submit to Christ as Lord (Romans 10:9-10). Not sure what that means? Contact us through the menu at the top. Today we worship for what was done, and on Sunday we will worship our King’s victory! READ MORE

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Evangelicals are traditionally taught to view salvation based on an arminian type of theology. For this reason they are not used to thinking analytically about exactly how the atonement works. When asked the reasonable question, “How can the cross be a saving instrument?” The natural response given is different from the calvinist.

[The concept for the arminian is that the cross actually does not save any particular person. The death of christ satisfied the justice of God in such a way that it rendered all people savable without actually making anyone’s salvation certain, because each individual is saved by their faith, not by the cross. It rendered God propitious toward everyone. The Atonement is universal, of infinite value, designed for every human being, and accomplished for all. It made the salvation of no man actual, but rendered the salvation of all men Possible, the result being in every case conditioned by faith. The supreme principle of Arminianism is conditionalism. We supply the condition (faith) that God needs before he can act by our own free will decision. In essence, the cross becomes reduced to the means by which one is saved.]

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