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All articles & reviews tagged with atonement

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April 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ’s resurrection and our justification

How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question, we must first explore the use and meaning of the term ‘justification’ in the New Testament. Confusion about this has provoked some of the fiercest controversies in the history of the church. The Protestant…

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August 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

The heavenly session of the ascended Lord Jesus Christ (2)

Christ’s priestly work in heaven is unique. At his Father’s side, he is perpetually applying the shed blood of his sacrifice on behalf of his people. We have already noticed that Jesus Christ’s once-and-for-all, single act of propitiatory sacrifice need never be repeated (see previous article in ET, July 2017). It was perfect and…

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July 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

The heavenly session of the Lord Jesus Christ (1)

The heavenly session of the risen, ascended Jesus Christ is often neglected, even when thoughts of his glory are considered. However, this subject is relevant to prayer and essential to the spiritual joy and peace of all God’s people. J. C. Ryle noted, ‘If we are Christians, we shall find it essential to our…

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Review

Reviews > Book

Atonement Matters: A call to declare the biblical view of the atonement

In 1647 John Owen published his book The Death of Death in the Death of Christ in defence of a true understanding of the gospel and against those who taught that Christ died for everybody. Tom Barnes stands in Owen’s shoes to continue the battle in 2008. Atonement Matters is an appeal to ministers…

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Reviews > Book

Where Reason Fails (2006 Westminster Conference papers)

This annual conference in London, dating back to the early 50s, originally under the leadership of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and J. I. Packer, focuses on theology and history with special reference to the Puritans. Robert Letham dealt with ‘John Owen’s doctrine of the Trinity and its significance for today’, making two main points – firstly,…

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June 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross – Its perfect triumph

How did Calvary look to the disciples of Jesus in the hours after his death? The question can be easily answered. In the disciples' eyes, Calvary was a tragedy. It was a place where good was defeated, hopes crushed, and evil won the day. Two of them expressed their feelings plaintively: 'We had hoped…

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November 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Before the Lord

Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be ‘before the Lord’. Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered ‘before the Lord’. When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the outside of the door,…

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