Lesson 23: The Person and Work of Christ: The Work of Christ: Historical Perspectives


Read Know the Truth: Chapter 17: The Work of Christ: Historical Perspectives (Pages 224-237)

Questions for Discussion

1. Discuss the relative place of subjective and objective theories of the atonement. Why is the objective indispensable?

2. ‘Truth, but not the whole truth.’ Is that a fair estimate of the ‘classic’ theory of the atonement?

3. Find a biblical text which conveys the essence of each of the primary atonement models. Rough out a presentation of the gospel on the basis of each of the texts. Consider in each case how you would illustrate your exposition to help your hearers grasp its truth. Consider in each case the moral, spiritual and psychological needs in your hearers which each model could address.

4. What are the indispensable features for ‘a theory of atonement for today’?

Milne, Bruce (2012-11-28). Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (pp. 236-237). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Scripture Reading, Scripture Memory and Catechism

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