Atonement – an eye for an eye

Bible Readings Leviticus 24:10-23 Deuteronomy 19:15-21 Matthew 5:38 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21, NIV) It took me many years to work out what “brotherly love” meant.  Our household, like many others I suppose, … Continue reading Atonement – an eye for an eye

Grace, forgiveness, restoration

Bible Readings 1John 1:5-2:6 1Samuel 12:6-25 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Of all the parables of our Lord Jesus Christ I relate very well to the one of the wayward son.  This parable is about four lost things:  a coin, a sheep, and  two sons.  The headings added by some translators are … Continue reading Grace, forgiveness, restoration

A Christless Gospel is not Gospel anymore

“This is the chief aim of the enemy’s assaults—to get rid of Christ, to get rid of the Atonement, to get rid of His suffering in the place of men! They say they can embrace the rest of the Gospel, but what, ‘rest,’ is there? What is there left? A bloodless, Christless Gospel is neither … Continue reading A Christless Gospel is not Gospel anymore