How Does the Death of Christ Save Us?
The question of the method of salvation deserves a better answer than is commonly given to it, and certainly an answer that does not destroy the atonement. Indeed, such an answer must be given, if the evangelical faith is to stand, if our rational hold on the grounds of salvation is to be maintained, and if we are to strengthen the faith of others. It cannot be that that Cross which is declared to be ",the wisdom of God,", will not commend itself as wise in the method of its working, as well as effective in power, to a spiritually taught insight. The way of salvation must be supremely rational.Customary as it is for many to say that they have ",no theory", of the atonement, yet all men who think about it at all do have some theory, whether they intelligibly define it or not. This habit of speaking of having ",no theory", on the subject, while holding to the saving value in the fact of Christ's death, is the fashion of the hour ... Doubtless some are in suspense what to believe.
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