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THREAD: John 18-21, Penal Substitutionary Atonement, and its Doubters.

AIM: To break the 100-tweet-thread barrier, still the voices in my head, and possibly engage in some exegesis along the way. Please join me if you’re so inclined.

Over recent years, the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement (hereafter ‘PSA’) has attracted a significant number of criticisms.

One of the more novel and popular among them concerns the issue of PSA’s provenance.
‘The Gospels’, one writer claims, ‘do not address the subject of the cross in the way Christians wish they had’.

They are ‘not particularly concerned with the question of how Jesus’ death enables sinners to be forgiven’ (which, of course, is what PSA purports to explain);
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