Are Christian Martyrs Proof of the Resurrection?
Faith and Doubt / Rethinking Christianity

Are Christian Martyrs Proof of the Resurrection?

I have read a few posts this week that defend the doctrine of Jesus’ resurrection by stating that a physical bodily resurrection must have occurred because it would take something extraordinary and miraculous to cause the apostles and Christian followers to come out of hiding and boldly express their belief in a dead messiah, and … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Doctrine of Penal Substitution
Religious Dogma / Rethinking Christianity

Thoughts on the Doctrine of Penal Substitution

Most Christians that I know pledge their faith within the doctrine of penal substitution. It basically teaches that Jesus willingly received Gods punishment for sin so that sinners could be saved by the virtue of Christ taking their place on the cross. This doctrine implies that God is so wrathful that he demands satisfaction before … Continue reading