Excerpt from “The Person of Christ”
April 11, 2012, 10:52 am
Filed under: Irresistible Grace, Limited Atonement

written by Donald Macleod 

The agony in the garden is indeed one of the great foundations of His compassion because there He plumbed the depths of our emotional weakness, but nowhere is it more important than here to distinguish between the Lord suffering with us and the Lord suffering for us. What He faced in Gethsemane we shall never face; and we shall never face it precisely because He faced it, offering His body as the place where God should effect the condemnation of sin (Rom. 8:3). Gethsemane is as unique as Calvary exactly because, as much as the cross, it belongs not to church history but to salvation history. Continue reading

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CS Lewis and the Son of Odin
February 15, 2012, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Amyraldian, Arminianism, CS Lewis, Limited Atonement, Universal Atonement

written by David Bishop

“Child, if you will, it is mythology. It is but truth, not fact: an image, not the very real. But then it is My mythology.”
– C S Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress

C S Lewis held to the idea that there are two kinds of truth – visible truth, which can only be learned by gleaning it from cold, hard, black and white textbook facts; and invisible truth, or transcendent truth, which can only be learned by reading and hearing myth and legend. Adding to his error, Lewis placed the gospel – the truth of Christ dying on a cross to save His people – into the category of transcendent truth, so that in his view, the things which Christ stated about His death were things that we can only understand by filtering them through mythological stories like the tale of Odin’s death. Continue reading