I think it would be a terrible sin to dismiss Satan a something stupid or inconsequential. Later on, of course--". I interrupted Neo, as I could see a major argument brewing between Carol and him.
This discussion on Satan is important, but I was going through the theories of atonement, remember? We're all agreed that evil is a personal phenomenon, something very real and very, very dangerous So the ransom theory says that Jesus offered himself to be ravaged by evil in its most horrific, personal form, and that his self-giving somehow turns evil back on itself and frees us.
In that theory, God's merciful act of absolute goodness and selflessness in giving himself through Jesus on the cross satisfies or cancels out or absorbs God's just anger about human evil and selfishness.
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I moved on. In the ransom theory, the enemy is Satan, who has us as prisoners or kidnap victims, and Jesus' self-giving springs us free.
In the substitutionary theory, the enemy, so to speak, is God's just wrath at our sin, and Jesus' death absorbs God's wrath. In the Christus Victory theory, our enemy is death.
By entering into and overcoming death, Jesus opened the door for us to enter eternal life. I like the idea of these window, Dan. You said there were six? This theory acknowledge the question your raised before: 'If God wants to forgive us, why doesn't he just do so? None of us can repent sincerely or fully, because deep down, a part of us, at least, still loves to sin. Our best repentance is always ambivalent, partial, holding back.
He becomes a representative of all humanity and willingly submits himself to being condemned and punished on our account, in spite of his true innocence, as a way of acting our real repentance for the human race.
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Neither have I, and I'm a pure-bred Baptist form Atlanta! I continued. In addition to practical tips, readers will find ways to care for themselves.
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