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What happened on the cross? Penal Substitution debate - Unbelievable?

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Saturday 30th March 2013 - 02:30 am

Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross provided the atonement for sins. But in what way?

Advocates of the penal substitution view hold that God punished the Son, instead of us. Others argue this is an unjust way of viewing the crucifixion and prefer the 'Christus Victor' view, that Jesus defeats the powers of evil on the cross.

Steve Jeffery defends Penal Substitution, while Alan Molineaux questions it. Also contributions from American theologian & church leader Greg Boyd in defense of Christus Victor and UK leader Dave Bish in defense of PSA.

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For Steve Jeffery http://northlondonchurch.org/ministers-blog/ 

For his book "Pierced for our transfressions" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pierced-our-transgressions-Rediscovering-Substitution/dp/1844741788 

For Alan Molineaux http://alanmolineaux.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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