In fi ve succinct sections, Rick Phillips establishes theimportance of Jesus' atonement for faith, ministry, andlife. He shows why the atonement is central to theteaching of the church, what was actually achievedthrough it, how it affects the mission of the church, andhow it should make a difference in your everyday life.This booklet is an ideal tool for small group discussionson this increasingly important subject.
Richard Phillips asserts the necessity of this doctrine for Christian salvation, exploring the centrality, the terminology, the theories, the extent, and the role in ministry of the atonement.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework - otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Volumes of sound exposition are distilled in this wonderful booklet. Informed by centuries of Christian wisdom, What is the Atonement? is written by a pastor who knows what it means to preach Christ and him crucified for the salvation and health of sinners. Scarcely will a reader be so richly rewarded in so few pages.
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