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.

Evangelist Eric Campbell

From Barren to Believing Again

We are so busy trying to be right and proving we are right, that we forget what it means to be righteous. There is a difference. Jews were so busy trying to be right, so when the Righteousness came, they missed it. In the midst of it you stop listening to the Holy Spirit and start listening to the voice of men and the voice of your conscience and the voice of the law. If I am not led by the Spirit, by the voice of God, I will not make it.

1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. (Isa 54:1-3 KJV)

About righteousness by faith.
April 5, 2017

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