The Atonement: An Examination Of A Remedial System In The Light Of Nature And Revelation. By J.H. Waggoner.

 

“Sincere respect for the men of early times may be joined

with a clear perception of their weaknesses and errors; and

it becomes us to remember, that errors, which in them were

innocent, because inevitable, may deserve a harsher

appellation if perpetuated in their posterity.

WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING.

 

IN TWO PARTS.

PACIFIC PRESS: OAKLAND, CAL.,

REVIEW & HERALD: BATTLE CREEK, MICH. 1884.

PREFACE: — By all who have faith in the efficacy of the blood of Christ to cleanse from sin, the Atonement is confessed to be the great central doctrine of the gospel. On this they agree, however much they may differ on other

doctrines, or on the relations of this. And yet the number of books on this subject is not large, compared with the number on many others, not held to be as fundamental in the Christian system as this.

 

In developing the argument we have tried to follow the Scriptures in their plain, literal reading, without regard to the positions of others who have written before us. It would be a pleasure to us to agree with all who are considered evangelical, and we have differed with them only because our regard for the truths of the Bible compelled us to do so.

With those who consider it necessary to apologize for the Bible, the writer has little sympathy. It is a noticeable fact that of all the writers and speakers whose words are recorded in the Bible, no one ever undertook a defense of the sacred word. “The Scriptures” were appealed to as final authority by both Christ and his apostles; and if any denied their authority, they were considered beyond the reach of proof — they would not believe though one should rise from the dead. Luke 16:31. And when men of a certain class denied a Scripture truth, the Son of God did not meet them with philosophy or science, but settled the question by an appeal to the word itself, answering: “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.” Matt. 22:29.

The reader may then question why we have departed from the beaten track in laying the foundation of an atonement by an appeal to principles of reason and of law. It was because we believe that something is due to those who have received erroneous ideas of the doctrine from those who stood as religious teacher. Many have assailed the Atonement because of the unwise teachings of its professed advocates.

They affirm that it is a doctrine which leads to license and immorality; and they are confirmed in their opinion by the positions of learned theologians who deny that justice underlies the Atonement, virtually, and often openly,

declaring that the gospel does not establish and vindicate the law of God. We do not believe that outside of “theology” a soul could be found who would insist that pardon of a crime absolved the criminal from obligation to

the law which condemned him for the commission of the crime! The power to pardon should be used with prudence, and is always committed to those who are sworn to maintain the authority of the law.
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Life Beyond the Cross. Pastor Kevin Campbell

Part 7. Call to Ministry
May 13, 2017

Part 6. The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand
May 6, 2017

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor 1:17-18 KJV)

Meaning of Atonement.

Part 5. Putting Your Hands to the Plow
May 3, 2017

Part 4. My Life is in You
April 22, 2017

Part 3. Entering Into The Blessing of the Cross
April 12, 2017

Part 2. Going from the Curse to the Blessings
April 1, 2017

Part 1. The Divine Exchange
March 29, 2017

Life Beyond the Cross. Part 1: The Divine Exchange. Pastor Kevin Campbell from Spirit, Truth & Life Ministries on Vimeo.

People try to go back to Moses to fix their life. If you do that, it want’ help you, it will only show you what was wrong. It just shows you why God was angry with you. You can’t do these things without Christ in your life. Christ is the only One who can help you to fulfill the Covenant that I have. The Cross became our place of the Divine exchange. One of the meanings of “atonement” is exchange. What you have to offer and what God has to offer He brings is together becomes one and nails it together. You have rebellion, sin, evil on one side that hold you from God’s covenant. We meet at the Word, at the altar, at the sacrifice. On the other side of Christ there is all good, pleasing, blessing of Abraham. the Sacrifice brought it together.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell (Col 1:19)
If we do not understand what the cross did for us, we will not understand life beyond the Cross, we will go back to dead religion.

Eternal Redemption. Daniel Rodes

Many people are sin conscious, because they do not know what the blood of Jesus does. It takes faith to believe that the blood cleanses you from all sin.

11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Heb 9:11-12 KJV)

1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. (Heb 10:1-2 KJV)

If God said He gave you eternal redemption, you have to believe it. “But I don’t feel like that!” It has nothing to do with reality. You need to get rid of the conscientiousness of sin (I’m just a sinner saved by grace) and start seeing yourself in victory.

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; (Heb 10:16 KJV)

I want you to notice: the law is in your heart and in your mind.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, (Heb 10:19 KJV)

You are no longer hoping you prayers will be heard,  but you have relationships with the Lord and have direct understanding. Men have tendency to go by feelings. But you are saved by His blood, not if you feel it or not. We need to walk by faith in the blood.

Today we will talk about understanding the communion service. What do we have communion for? What are we expecting to accomplish? We will never understand communion until we understand why Jesus wants us to eat Hid flesh and drink His blood.

We were born with sinful nature.  There is no one righteous. It took something to get us broke loose from sin. I need to appeal my case before God. We are reconciled to God through the atonement.

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. (Rom 5:10-11 KJV)

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Apostle Daniel Rodes.

Grace and Truth Mission. Waynesboro, VA. Wednesday,  January 1, 2014.

What Faith and Law Can and Cannot Do For You

Pastor Kevin Campbell’s familyTurn to Faith Avenue and it will take you to Victory Lane.

What the law cannot do, faith can. The law cannot make you holy. The law does not require substance, faith does. Jesus is the evidence you need against the evidence that is against you. Jesus in His hand has the receipt that you have been bought.

Faith is the portal (gateway) to immortal things. By the power of the Holy Spirit the Lord made you worthy.

If you are not abiding in the Word, you will feel condemnation.

KJV  Acts 13:39:  “And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

Fine line is between operating in the flesh and in the Spirit.

Pastor Kevin Campbell

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Panel Discussion of Dr. Desmond Ford’s Presentation on Forensic Atonement

On September 6, 2008 following Dr. Ford’s presentation “Forensic Atonement Theory in Light of the Christian Gospel” at Loma Linda a distinguished panel engaged in a dialogue and discussed various aspects of the lecture.

Distinguished PanelThe panel was composed of scholars from La Sierra and Loma Linda Adventist Universities: Professor Fritz Guy and Professor Kendra Haloviak from La Sierra University School of religion, Larry Christoffel, Pastor of the Loma Linda campus Hill church and Professor Jon Paulien, Dean of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University, the moderator of the discussion.

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Dr. Jon PaulienJon Paulien, PhD: Let me introduce our members. We’ll be going a little less than an hour, and around 5 o’clock written questions will be delivered to me and by some magical system I will choose a few of those to share with the panel. …

Dr. F. GuyWe have Fritz Guy who is with us from La Sierra University – a systematic theologian, philosophical theologian, and one of my Professors at seminary, for which I will always be grateful.

Pastor Larry ChristoffelWe have Larry Christoffel, who is one of the pastors here at the campus Hill church. He will bring us, I think, a bit of a perspective of practical pastoral theology.

Dr. K. HaloviakTo my right is Kendra Haloviak, who I was deeply privileged to have as a student at the seminary. And sometimes your students go beyond you, and Kendra would be one of those who I’m very proud of. And she is at La Sierra University, and we share a specialty in the New Testament and in the book of Revelation in particular.

Dr. Desmond FordTo my left of course in the man of the hour [Dr. Desmond Ford] and I’d like to open this discussion with a short testimony. We have hardly ever met, I think just in passing a couple of times. So this is really our closest acquaintance. And I would like to tell you that growing up as a Seventh Day Adventist I was one of those weird children who spent a lot of time in the Bible, and kind of knew the Bible back and forth. I was even in New York City on some Bible quizzes and came out very successfully over the radio as a small child. But there were two books of the Bible that always troubled me. They were not Daniel and Revelation, they were Romans and Galatians. And it just seemed to me, if somehow those could be left out of the Bible, the Adventism I knew could be perfectly defended [laughter in the audience].

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Forensic Atonement Theory In Light Of the Christian Gospel

Bible’s Chief Metaphor on How to Get Right with God

Right Now despite Sinfulness, Failures and Follies

Desmond Ford

Loma Linda, September 6, 2008

By Dr. Desmond Ford

If you have felt impatient in the last half hour, I know someone much more sinful in that respect. He is talking to you.

None the less, it is a joy to be here. As a matter of fact at my age, it is a joy to be anywhere [laughter].

I beg of you not to be put off by the title assigned me for this lecture. It could just as easily have been “What Is The Bible’s Chief Metaphor On How To Get Right With God Right Now Despite Sinfulness, Failures And Follies?”

The word “forensic” sounds so metallic impersonal, cold. But it just means “according to law”. And law is codified “love”. Law is not God’s creation, it’s God’s nature. Law is alive on God’s throne, sways His scepter, basks in His glory. Without it you and I could not survive 5 seconds. Law tells us, that the universe is not haphazard. Law tells us of the secret of lasting joy is obedience to law – physical, mental and spiritual.

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Desmond Ford’s Presentation at Loma Linda. September 6, 2008

Desmond FordLoma Linda’s Hill Church on Sabbath, September 6, 2008, hosted Dr. Desmond Ford, the most significant theologian produced by the Adventist church. The hot topic of the afternoon was his presentation on the Forensic Atonement Theory In Light Of the Christian Gospel.This was probably the first time D. Ford was given an opportunity to speak at an Adventist Church in North America since Glacier View.

The event was sponsored by the Adventist Today Foundation.

Desmond Ford was introduced by the executive director of the Adventist Today Foundation, Dr. Ervin Taylor:

Ervin Taylor, PhD“On behalf of the Adventist Today Foundation who is the publisher of the journal “Adventist Today” I would like to welcome you to this 2008 Richard Hammill Memorial lecture. This lecture series honors the late Richard Hammill, the scholar, who had a long and distinguished carrier as a Seventh-day Adventist educator, University administrator and a senior churchman. In the early and mid 1990-s in active retirement at Loma Linda Dr. Hammill became involved in discussions, which contributed greatly to the advancement of progressive approaches to various traditional Adventist theological understandings. Today, we honor the memory of Dr. Hammill by seeking through open dialog a better understanding and appreciation of the range of views on important theological and other issues that are currently being discussed by scholars both within the Adventist faith and within a larger Christian community.

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