Andrew Rillera: Debunking Penal Substitutionary Atonement

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Andrew Rillera: Debunking Penal Substitutionary Atonement

There is no such thing as substitutionary death sacrifice in the Torah, which changes everything we thought we knew about Jesus’s death. The consistent message throughout the entire NT is not that Jesus died instead of us, rather, Jesus dies ahead of us so that we can unite with him and be conformed the image of his death. It’s not about substitution, it’s about participation, and Andrew Rillera helps us see this in his book Lamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understandings of Jesus’s Death.

Andrew Rillera is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada.

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