Why Doesn’t Divine Healing Happen One Hundred Percent of the Time?

Yes, healing is in the atonement, like every biblical benefit. So why not 100% healing?  What about his kingdom coming and his will being done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10)? Why doesn’t that prayer–part of the Lord’s Prayer!–guarantee healing all the time without one exception?

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What Is Penal Substitution?

This theory of the atonement or the significance of Christ’s death on the cross has come under attack of late. And maybe some sermons and illustrations of it have been out of line. But this theory of the atonement is still biblically valid. Here’s why.

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Christ’s Death on Cross = Cosmic Child Abuse?

Critics say: “God sent his Son to the cross and poured his just wrath on him? Would any loving Father do that? It’s cosmic child abuse!”

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Remaining a Christian or Falling Away?

In the old days, this used to be called the “perseverance of the saints” (believers). All that means is the persistence of Christians to keep their relationship with the Lord. So the related question often comes up: Can a truly born-again believer walk away from this relationship?

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Theories about the Atonement

Are some theories about it better than others? J. Rodman Williams, a magnificent and irenic theologian, a leader in the Renewal Movement (specifically of the Charismatics and Neo-Charismatics), provides a balanced view on the various theories of the atonement.

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What Happens at Judgment to People Who Never Heard Gospel?

I used to teach world religions for a number of years. I learned that even though many people never got the chance to hear the gospel, they still lived impressively moral lives. What happens to them at judgment?

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Works Cited

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