Penal Substitution is Unavoidable

Nov 14, 2016 @ 12:37 by Scot McKnight 37 Comments

There are plenty of attempts to find atonement theories that avoid the barbarisms of some penal substitution (PSA) proponents, but avoiding PSA altogether is unavoidable. Here’s what it claims:

1. Humans sin.
2. Sin has serious, ultimate consequences before God.
3. The consequence of sin, its punishment, is death.
4. Jesus died to bear (and bear away) the consequences of sin (and sin).
5. Christians proclaim the forgiveness of sins through the death of Jesus.

There is only one way to avoid the necessity of penal substitution, and it involves these claims:

Read more at 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2016/11/14/penal-substitution-is-unavoidable/

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