If Jesus died for the world’s sins, why do people still go to hell?

Well, if you believe in a limited atonement, the answer is easy: Jesus didn’t die for the world’s sins, he only died for the elect. However, if you have followed my writing, you’ll know that I am not a Calvinist and believe in an unlimited atonement, as even John Calvin did! Consider the following verses:Continue reading “If Jesus died for the world’s sins, why do people still go to hell?”

Why Romans 5:12-21 Does NOT Say We Are Born Guilty

Yes, I’m returning to this topic. Last time, I ended up receiving a well thought-out response that I much appreciated from a reader. For those unfamiliar, I reject the idea that humanity is born guilty before God because of what Adam and Eve did in the Garden. Some have said that we inherit a “sinContinue reading “Why Romans 5:12-21 Does NOT Say We Are Born Guilty”

Postulating a “Sin Nature” is Unnecessary

I posted a Facebook status the other day on why I don’t believe human beings are born guilty before God (probably not the best idea I’ve ever had). The notion is that because Adam sinned, we some how inherit a “sinful nature” from him, his sin is imputed to us at conception (or birth?). IContinue reading “Postulating a “Sin Nature” is Unnecessary”

Ep 19 Dr. David Allen: The Extent of the Atonement (For Whose Sins Did Jesus Die?)

  In this episode, Haden talks to Dr. David Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, about his book The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review. For whose sins did Jesus die? Did Jesus die for the sins of the elect only, or the whole world? SupportContinue reading “Ep 19 Dr. David Allen: The Extent of the Atonement (For Whose Sins Did Jesus Die?)”

Furtick, Strachan, and whether Doubt is Sin

Here is a good article that examines whether or not it is sinful to have doubts by my friend, and professor, Dr. Travis Dickinson. I’ve mentioned some of his work before on the blog, and this is him at his best. The article was written in response to another professor who claimed that doubt isContinue reading “Furtick, Strachan, and whether Doubt is Sin”