Bare_Truth wrote: bn2bnude wrote:
The way the typical protestant presentation of the Gospel goes is:
For God was so angry at the world that he sent his Son to punish Him so that whoever repents and says the Sinners prayer can go to heaven instead of hell when they die.
Hmmm, I never thought that was what the typical protestant was saying, but then, I am not a typical protestant, so I will have to leave it for typical protestants to protest this characterization.
Some form of Calvinism seems to be held by the larger body of Protestantism (with the exception of several groups that are more followers of wesley). This includes many of the Baptist, reformed, etc.
The traditions I have been a part of, the story of what happened on the cross went something like:
After you die, you are brought up on charges of your sin before God as a judge. As God is about to pronounce the sentence, Jesus stands up and says "But I've already paid the penalty for the person" at which point God dismisses your case
The theological explanation is " Penal Substitutionary Atonement
". Calvin or his followers either fully developed the idea or adopted it. It's based upon the atonement theories of Anselm, a catholic monk from the 1000's. There were, however, 1000 years of other theories
including the ransom theory. Because the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches split just prior to Anselm, those views of the atonement were not adopted.
I use the word theory because there s no specific
scripture which says how Christ worked on the Cross.