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Commons Zero. These resources explore the
meaning of Jesus' death, from the understanding of the Christian
community in its first four hundred years, expressed in the Nicene and
Chalcedonian creeds. Jesus is God's way of
undoing human evil, in a personal, loving way. His death was the
climax of his victorious struggle over the corruption in his own human
nature. We call this "Medical Substitution," although it has gone by other names.
We compare this
understanding to the dominant Protestant understanding, which is called
"Penal Substitution." If you are just learning
about the significance of this difference, please check out the
resources under the links for "Implications."
These resources are practical
tools, based on Medical Substitutionary Atonement Theology. The
implications involve restorative justice and God being 100% good.
These resources explore the
foundation of Medical Substitution as the best understanding of the
Bible, and the original understanding of the church. There are also links to
books, web articles, etc. from representatives of the three broad Christian traditions.