Mission Accomplished

“None of this language [of the atonement] in the New Testament refers to something potential, a mere possibility, or an option; rather each image refers to something that actually accomplishes its end or purpose. So, for example, he can we say that God and sinners are reconciled if these “reconciled sinners” were then cast into hell? Or what kind of propitiation would it be if God’s wrath was not assuaged, or what kind of redemption if the hostages were not set free? The point with all these images is that the benefit envisioned has not merely been made available; it has been secured not by mere the teaching or the ministry of Christ but by his death an resurrection.”

– Mark Dever, The Gospel & Personal Evangelism, p.38-39

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