But I do not see how it can be denied that each New Testament book, whatever other job it may be doing, has in view, one way or another, Luther’s primary question: ‘How may a weak, perverse and guilty sinner find a gracious God?’… to the extent that modern developments, by filling our horizon with the great meta-narrative, distract us from pursuing Luther’s question in personal terms, they hinder as well as help in our appreciation of the gospel.
Reformation 21 has posted a wonderful short article on the atonement by J. I. Packer. He avoids the temptation to oversimplify. He also confronts the issues head on. Here’s a quote:
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