Redemption Accomplished and Applied, 1st lecture
Redemption: accomplished and applied
Today we begin another iteration of Reading Classics Together—a project which affords us the structure and accountability to read through some of the classics of the Christian faith. The structure of the program is simple. We read one chapter per week and then come here to discuss it. Each week I will create a post like this one to introduce the topic and I will give just a brief summary and perhaps a few reflections. Redemption Accomplished and Applied is a book about the atonement. Most people, when they think of the book, think of the second section which discusses the ordo salutis —the order of salvation. But before Murray can get to the application of the atonement, he must first discuss its accomplishment.
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Please use the Banner of Truth UK site. His treatment of the order of application of redemption is masterly… one of the greatest theological books written in the last hundred years. Here we find the same strong theology, but distilled and expressed for Christian in general rather than for theological students in particular. Murray deals with the nature and meaning of the death of Christ, and with the way in which the Christian inherits the blessings which flow from it, through regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification and glorification. Submit your testimonial.