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Jesus loves you, but his Dad thinks you’re a…

Or we could title this, “The Impossible Trinitarianism of Penal Substitution.”  Enjoy!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2bpc7LSRZc]

H/T: Canon Fodder

5 Comments

  1. Rachel VZ wrote:

    Oh my gosh, my sides are splitting! So funny…but unfortunately a reflection of about how well we present the gospel!

    Friday, February 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  2. gmw74 wrote:

    Fantastic. I remember when I started to hear the theological problems with penal substitutionary atonement prior to seminary. Joel B. Green and Mark Baker’s book “Recovering the Scandal of the Cross” was really helpful in putting things together for me because they examined the theories of atonement in light of scripture. Surprise, surprise–penal substitution doesn’t fare all that well when examined in light of the NT read within its own cultural cues rather than having meanings from American “justice” imposed upon it. And, they examined current presentations of atonement theories in light of missological approaches.

    One critique of penal substitutionary atonement was that the theory seems to suggest that Jesus the Son came to save us from God the Father…

    Friday, February 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  3. Ed Morrow wrote:

    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful and worth six pounds of texts.

    Who is the creator of the video?

    Thanks,
    Ed Morrow

    Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Permalink
  4. Megan wrote:

    Hey great post! I’ve been a great fan of your blog for a while now, and I was wondering if I could buy you coffee sometime.
    Either way thanks for the cerebral fodder and keep up the good work!

    Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
  5. Blackhaw wrote:

    Indeed it was funny. AWhat is sad though is it probably demonstrates how bad Christians know their own faith. Jesus is not his own dad. BTW. And his Father does love you.

    One reviewer said this was a critique of penal substitutionary atonement. While this is true, it is also a crtique of all of Christianity. Well all of it that believes in a literal hell (not necessarily an eternal one). But I take that doctrine to be foundational to Chritianity.

    Anyways interesting video. I think this is something that needs more attention in our Churches.

    Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink

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