This essay attempts to explain the belief that the death of Christ on the cross had the character of penal substitution, and that it was by virtue of this fact that it brought salvation to mankind. First, the author clears up some questions of method. He then continues to explore what it means to call Christ's death substitutionary.
The cross supercedes a myriad ineffective sacrifices. It is a single event that will never be repeated again, yet it vindicates God's choice of Israel and God as creator, and it leads to the defeat of heavenly powers and the redemption of the physical creation. These aspects are explained in detail in the article.
The thesis of this article is that a neglected area of the New Testament’s teaching on the cross is the imitation of Jesus and his cross. The author illustrates the negative effects of overlooking the imitation of the cross. He uses the work of Peter Bolt as his conversation partner and in particular the way that the call to take up the cross functions in Mark 13 and its literary context.
Just why exactly does the cross of Christ need to be central in preaching and teaching? This article explores the reason.
This article discusses how the Lord Jesus suffered from mockery while he hung on the cross.
The cross of Christ is presented from different perspectives in the Old Testament and the New Testament. These perspectives can influence the way we remember the cross of Christ as we sit at the Lord's Supper. We can come to the Lord's Table feeling sorry for sin, joyful in the victory of Christ, and hopeful for paradise.