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What Is the Atonement? (Basics of the Faith)

BRF; Philips, Richard D.

Explore the basic doctrines and beliefs of the church. Composed by some of the brightest and most passionate leaders of the modern church, these brief, theologically rigorous resources offer carefully crafted answers to a broad range of questions

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The atonement, and its significance to Christ's death on the cross, is a doctrine sadly fading from focus in our modern evangelical churches. Yet Richard Phillips asserts that it is a necessary truth for Christian salvation. As soon as we start to ask questions like "How is Jesus the Christ?", Why do we need a Savior?", and "What did he do to save us?"< the answers take us directly to Christ's atoning work.

This booklet explores and defends the importance of the atonement in terms of its centrality, terminology, theories, extent, and role in ministry - the "why," "what," "how," "for whom," and "what then" of the atonement.

48 Pages
Published September 2010

About the Author

Richard D. Phillips (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the REC series.

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"The Basics of the Reformed Faith series of booklets provides us with brief, clear, accurate and edifying introductions to key aspects of Christian life and experience. They are biblically sound, well researched, and written by faithful pastor-teachers." - J. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson Mississippi

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