Blogging Through Biblical DoctrineHave you wanted to read a theology book, but haven’t known where to begin? In this series, Jess is blogging through John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s book, Biblical Doctrine. Print the study guides at the bottom of each post (or on the Resources page) and follow along! Also, be sure to join the associated women’s Facebook page to discuss the study with other Christian women. Finally, if you want to go back and start at the beginning you may find the Introduction article here.
This week, subsequently, discusses the doctrine surrounding Christ’s death– what God accomplishes through it, and what the believer gains from it. It discusses penal substitutionary atonement – a term we must all learn and learn to defend. It is the study of the Gospel, with regard to Christ, specifically. This is the primary doctrine of our faith! And we’ll be digging much deeper into this topic when we study soteriology, the doctrine of salvation, in chapter 7.
For some of you, you know this doctrine relatively well. I would challenge you not to skim this section. If you know it well, keep studying it. Meditate, specifically, on Christ’s role in salvation. Practice explaining the Gospel aloud to yourself, your husband, or a friend. This is one doctrine we should all be able to explain, and draw up from the pages of Scripture.
Here is your study guide for this week Christology 8.
I’ll see you next week for our discussion on Christ’s resurrection and ascension.