Was Jesus Morally Depraved? An AssessmentAugust 13, 2015
by Carlton Wynne
Nephrologists will tell you that healthy kidneys are vital to human life. Their primary function is to filter out waste in the bloodstream that, if not removed, will kill the whole body. They will also tell you that failed kidneys cannot heal themselves. They need a healthy substitute–either a healthy kidney that is donated or a well-functioning dialysis machine–for pre-mature death to be avoided. It would be folly to think that substituting an equally failed kidney for those already failed could heal the body.
Contrary to that reality for the human body, some in the broadly Reformed theological world have advanced the notion that the spiritually unhealthy can only be healed by One who is equally unhealthy. More specifically, the idea is that for Christ to atone for the depraved, he must in his incarnation have taken on a human nature that was, itself, totally depraved or “fallen.”
Jacob and Election (Vos Group #18)August 07, 2015
by Lane Tipton