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Best Practices for Seminary Students to Study the Atonement By Dr. Robert Morey

October 21, 2011

In the Bible, the term “atonement” refers to the price Jesus Christ paid to redeem us from our sins. In my book, Studies in the Atonement, I describe in depth the forensic nature of justification and demonstrate the ways in which a holy God can be just while still justifying sinners. It has been reviewed by well-known theologians as one of the most important works on the person and work of Jesus Christ in the biblical plan of salvation.

While many other religions see the relationship between man and God as that of humans seeking their own salvation, Christians view God as seeking man and providing salvation through the work of the economical Trinity. Rather than searching for enlightenment, the Scriptures see humans as disobedient sinners who need salvation. Due to their rebellious nature, mortal men cannot be relied on to accurately describe the experience of redemption; the Scriptures, as written Word inspired by God, serves as the best resource for the divine doctrine of atonement.

Day Of Atonement

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Studies in the Atonement covers a number of topics related to the doctrine. It addresses some of the most important questions of our time: How can sins be forgiven? Who initiates the process of salvation? Does it require participation from humanity, or is it all conducted by the Lord? Studies in the Atonement helps explain all of these questions about the saving work of Jesus Christ.

The book also addresses issues faced specifically by seminary students. Many college and seminary professors are great asking questions but give few biblical answers. They just give what they think or feel instead of what the Bible says. A mere academic understanding of the doctrine, while helpful, will not provide the answers to the students’ own questions about salvation and sanctification.  With each new understanding of the saving work of Christ, the readers are given hymns and prayers to apply to their heart and lives.

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About the author: Dr. Robert Morey is an internationally known religious scholar who has presented lectures in 27 countries. Dr. Morey’s books, which presently number 58, have been translated into 9 languages, including Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Farsi.

New Age Challenges to the Christian Faith

August 5, 2011

By Dr. Robert Morey

Present-day popular psychology and self-help movements often try to corrupt the message of Christianity. In a world where virtually nothing we do is considered immoral, the commandments of God seem judgmental, harsh, and unkind. So many people today prefer to hear that what they do is perfectly acceptable behavior. They reject the words, “Thou shalt not…”

In apostate churches, “feel-good” sermons flourish. “I’m OK and you’re OK” is the standard. Rather than demanding the most from ourselves and each other, new age idealism enables people to expect forgiveness without true repentance.

God asked Christians to minister to those in crisis. Churches that rely on new age methods often refer people to secular counselors and psychologists. Even those who try to combine traditional psychology with Christian beliefs tend to be indoctrinated in the victim mentality so common to the profession. They define sin as a product of poor self-image, dysfunctional families, or chance-driven events. In other words, we are not guilty for our evil actions.

“Accountability to a higher power” is one of the key elements of Christianity: we are accountable for our actions. Thus, Christians should repent of their sins and strive to overcome temptation. The most valuable counseling available to us can be found between the covers of the Bible. God has given us very clear direction and guidance, as well as comfort and hope.

About the Author: Robert Morey, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Faith Defenders, an evangelical “think tank” that gives sound biblical answers to the questions and issues of modern society.

The End of the World According to Jesus

November 29, 2010

Dr. Robert Morey’s new book, The End of the World According to Jesus, is an answer to modern superstitions about the end of time as told by the Mayans, Hindus, and other belief systems. Alarmed by the lack of Christian opinion, Robert Morey endeavors to explain the end of the world as it is laid out in the Bible. From its first verse to its last, the Bible states that Earth had a clear beginning and will have a clear end. God has already determined the path along which the world is traveling and all that has or will come to pass is predetermined by His will. During the apocalypse, according to the Christian faith, the dead will rise and stand before the Messiah to receive their judgment. At this time, He will declare man’s destiny, creating a new Heaven and new Earth for the elect while the others suffer eternally in Hell. In the book, Robert Morey deals primarily with two prophetic Biblical passages that have often been misunderstood, as well as the reports of Matthew, Luke, and Mark. Approaching the passages from the traditional Jewish Apocalyptic hermeneutic, he clearly and succinctly explains their meaning through a historic lens, rendering them more accessible than ever before. Robert Morey offers a new edition of the Book of Revelation that is not divided according to chapters or verses, presenting it to the reader in the way that a first-century Christian would have read it. In this way, he avoids the Western European cultural framework that has been imposed upon the Bible.

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September 9, 2010

A consummate religious leader and scholar, Robert Morey has completed advanced studies on a wide range of Christian and Islamic topics. Based on his studies and over 35 years of experience as an evangelical pastor, Robert Morey founded the Research and Education Foundation (Faith Defenders) in 1982. Robert Morey has received many endorsements from top Christian theologians and preachers, and he has given talks at institutions in over 30 countries. Additionally, Robert Morey is a prolific author and has published over 55 books.

Robert Morey’s education includes courses of study in philosophy, theology, apologetics, and Islam. Robert Morey holds degrees from Covenant College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Louisiana Baptist University. Additionally, Robert Morey has studied at L’Abri Fellowship International sites in Switzerland and the Netherlands, and he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Faith Theological Seminary in 1996.

Robert Morey has appeared on hundreds of Christian television and radio shows, including Coral Ridge Ministry, Bible AnswerMan, TBN, Moody Radio, and the John Ankerberg Show. Robert Morey also hosted his own radio show, Bob Morey Live!, which was a nationwide talk show in prime time. “He has always been as bold as a lion in defending the faith, yet gentle as a lamb with wounded saints.”

Among Robert Morey’s many publications is When is it Right to Fight?, a refutation of pacifism based on Biblical evidence. Robert Morey also wrote books on the New Atheism, Is Eastern Orthodoxy Christian?, and many other classic books of interest to Evangelical Christian audiences. In Robert Morey’s Horoscopes and the Christian/Reincarnation and Christianity, he examines whether or not Christians should read horoscopes for entertainment and offers a Biblical discussion of reincarnation.

In addition to over 55 books, Robert Morey has produced hundreds of tapes, tracts, CDs, DVDs, and digital downloads. These series expand upon topics in his books, and they also provide practical advice for leading a Christian life. Robert Morey’s publications can be ordered through the Faith Defenders website, http://www.faithdefenders.com.