Here we discuss the view of the atonement held by some Protestant Christians from the Reformed tradition. The Vicarious Substutionary View of the Atonement.
How did Martin Luther come to understand that we are Justified by faith alone? That it is by the faithfulness of Christ and not of anything we can do. What implications would this have on a Church whose system of salvational understanding is merit based?
We're turning our attention to the worldview of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries and how this changed the way people understood the Church universal and how the Atonement is applied.
You start to see how the Church is reforming before the Reformation.
In this Theology Pit we look at the time leading up to the German Reformation. How we had multiple people claiming to be Pope and what life was like for the average christian.
In our series we need to have an understanding on who has been elected by God and who can be elected. Does God give everyone the opportunity to be saved or is that reserved for only those are chosen.
Big questions I try to answer in just an hour. I don't think I answered them fully enough but, I think I did for us to have a better understanding of why it's necessary to have a grasp on this for our discussion.
This is the second part of our look at the Roman Catholic understanding of how the work of Christ is applied to us.
This Theology Pit episode is the first in a two part series on the Roman Catholic understanding of the application of Christ's Atonement.
In this episode I look at the 6 most popular views of the Atonement.
- Recapitulation Theory
- Ransom to Satan Theory
- Satisfaction Theory
- Moral Example Theory
- Vicarious Substitution Theory
- Governmental Theory
In this Theology Pit we continue our discussion on Salvation. We are focusing on free will and orginal sin and how these understandings help shape the understanding of the atonement of Christ in the Church.
In this Pit we discuss the root reason that the Church today is so down on sex. Why is it seen as wrong or bad? How does our understanding of salvation relate to free will, original sin, and God's grace?
You can find the answers to that and more in this edition of The Theology Pit!