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The Death Christ Died: A Biblical Case for Unlimited Atonement
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The Death Christ Died: A Biblical Case for Unlimited Atonement


Kregel 1998

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In this revised and updated edition of his masterful book, Dr. Lightner, following the plain meaning of numerous Scriptures rather than a preconceived theological structure, calls the church back to its historic belief that Christ "is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world" (1 John 2:2). As Lightner astutely observes, what one believes on this matter also has serious implications for evangelism and missions. Without a belief that Christ is "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29), the gospel cannot be personalized for the sinner. Limiting the atonement to the elect blunts the invitation of the gospel to all sinners and hinders evangelism.

Praise for the Print Edition

This book is priority reading for all, no matter what view of the extent of the atonement is held.… We commend this volume for prayerful study to every lover of the Word of God.

—Joseph M. Stowell, President, Moody Bible Institute

This book is a long overdue update of one of the best books written in our generation on the topic of the extent of Christ's death. In recent years there has been a revival of Reformed theology. This is largely due, I think, to reading too much of the Puritans and too little of Paul—and Peter and John.

—Paul R. Jackson, National Representative, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Product Details

  • Title: The Death Christ Died: A Biblical Case for Unlimited Atonement
  • Author: Robert P. Lightner
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 176

About Robert P. Lightner

Robert P. Lightner received his Th. D. and Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and Th.B. from Baptist Bible Seminary. He is currently Professor of systematic theology Emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary, a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and serves on the board of Bible memory Association International. A professor of all the doctrines of Systematic Theology, Dr. Lightner has authored twenty-three books, most of which are about these doctrines. Since the 1950s he has helped struggling churches and ones seeking a pastor by serving as interim pastor thirty-three times at twenty-four churches in Pennsylvania, New York, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. His overseas ministries include work in Venezuela, Peru, Paraguay, and London (Spurgeon’s Tabernacle).