April 17, 2006
Don’t miss Mark’s article, "Nothing But the Blood," in the current edition of Christianity Today. Mark has done a great job of laying out the objections to the substitutionary character of Christ’s atonement, and then of answering these objections with solid argument. At the same time, he acknowledges that no single metaphor or model is sufficient to describe Christ’s atonement for sin. The issue is the indispensability and centrality of substitution as a biblical theme.
Thanks for your faithfulness, Mark.
I will be in Sandestin, Florida this week for a meeting of large-church pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention. More later.