Stephen J. Wellum
Penal substitution best accounts for why the divine Son had to die, and why he alone saves.
It is only in viewing Christ as our penal substitute that we truly understand the depth of God’s holy love for us, the horrendous nature of our sin before God, and the glory of our substitute—Jesus Christ our Lord.
At the root of every caricature of penal substitutionary atonement is a distorted doctrine of God.
What does definite atonement have to do with church membership?
Human marriage is vitally important, but it’s not permanent nor is it the only place where humans fully image God.
Book Review: Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles, by Graeme GoldsworthyReview by Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
In this book Goldsworthy has once again done a service for the church, despite the caveats I raise.
It is not enough to tip our hat to Jesus; we must experience God’s sovereign and gracious work in our lives . . . to repent and believe the gospel.