Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Sydney Synod responds to atonement attacks

After a passionate debate, Sydney Synod has expressed its concern at recent attacks on the penal substitutionary understanding of Christ’s atoning death by some high profile Anglican leaders.

The Synod has also asked the Diocesan Doctrine Commission to write a report on the importance of penal substitution in understanding the Bible’s teaching on the atonement.

Moore College vice-principal the Rev Dr Bill Salier, in moving the final motion, said the issue was worthy of discussion ‘in the light of the Diocesan Mission’.

“We wait for the slogan, but what is the substance of our gospel presentation; is this an element that will find a place?” Read more

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