The year has come and is almost gone. I have had time for few posts this year but thankfully work has been completed on the new book that I have been writing with my pastor, Tyler Leigeb. We set out about a year and a half ago to address, in written form, the current teaching in some grace circles that Jesus died a spiritual death on the cross in order to atone for sin. Needless to say, this has been a tough task for multiple reasons. The subject matter touches many trickier passages and there are considerations to make concerning the fact that there is not agreement on this issue among believers. In thinking about the miraculous virgin birth and the reality of Christ’s coming to earth, I was reminded again that He didn’t just come to be here. He came so that he could lay down the physical life that He took up. He did this sacrificially, innocent and without spot. That includes the fact that it was without any spiritual separation from God the Father. Thankfully God the Father was pleased in the Son. Today God can be pleased with you if you have been imputed Christ’s righteousness by faith based upon His shed blood, physical death, burial, and glorious resurrection.
Special thanks for this book goes out to my wife Shannon for her help and support and Isaac Davis for his work on the cover. Pastor Tyler provided material and set the direction for the heart behind the book. Our goal was for friends in the ministry to look to the Word itself to see if the things we see are there. If they are, then a decision needs to be made concerning this teaching. Either JDS is Biblical or it isn’t. I pray that people see the importance of the issue.
The book can currently be purchased here in print or in pdf format.
For additional reading, please see my previous post concerning Robert Dean’s error.
Also, please take time to listen to my Pastor’s sermons: “The Cup”, “Forsaken”, and “What Satisfied the Father”
More to come.