Separating our understanding of atonement from its original Jewish roots in the sin offering may well be one of the greatest theological errors in the history of the Christian Church.
In Lamb of God you will rediscover what the New Testament authors all knew about the death of Christ and how it shaped their gospel and changed the ancient world. Contrary to modern voices, the New Testament writers had a very robust theology of atonement, and it is clearly evident all across the pages of Scripture.
What’s more, when viewed from the perspective of the Judaic sin offering, Christ’s atonement presents a story of salvation far more wondrous and far more compelling than the popular renditions of the gospel today.
You will never look at the cross of Christ the same way again.
You can read part of the Introduction to Lamb of God here.
Table of Contents
Part 1 — A Cleansing Atonement to Rescue Us from Sin
1. The Gospel According to Hebrews
2. The Purification-of-Sin Offering
3. Christus Victor
4. A Multi-Faceted Atonement
Part 2 — An Arrangement for Peace to Pardon Us From Guilt
5. Securing a Pardon
6. Origins of Punishment-Pardon Theory
7. Law, Justice, Wrath, Punishment
8. Misreading the Old Testament
9. Pardon Theory’s Intractable Problems
10. Defending the Indefinsible
Part 3 — Implications: Why This Matters So Much
11. What is At Stake
12. The Problem of Sin
13. Major Biblical Themes
14. Final Assessment