For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Don't Propitiate Propitiation

If you propitiate propitiation, it is no longer propitiation.

If you propitiate (remove the personal anger of God) from propitiation (the removal of God's personal anger through the death of Christ), then propitiation is no longer removing anything (there's nothing left to be removed).

If you propitiate propitiation, propitiation doesn't propitiate anymore. It's propitiation no longer because you've castrated the word of all of its meaning.

The cross would become absolutely unnecessary and pointless.

In other words, if you remove the personal anger of God from the doctrine of propitiation, then the doctrine of propitiation no longer means the removal or satisfaction of anger because there is no more anger to be removed or satisfied. You've already removed it by saying that the Father could never be personally angry with His Son.

You yourself, with fallen human reason, have removed God's anger from the equation by a faulty understanding of the Mediator's work on the cross and by a faulty application of trinitarian theology. God's anger wasn't meant to be removed that way.

Our only hope is that on the cross, the personal Jesus was made our personal sin, and therefore bore the personal anger of the personal God Who takes our sin very personally and then personally rose from the dead so that we might be personally saved from a personal hell where God is very personally angry at personal sinners forever and ever. Jesus personally saved us from that!

Hallelujah! What a personal Savior!

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