Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Robert Morey’

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.

Go to www.faithdefenders.com to learn more about atonement.

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.

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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.