Christ’s suffering: corrective punishment

Christians commonly believe that Jesus Christ was punished for our sins. What they rarely understand is that there are two kinds of punishment, with sharply differing purposes. Corrective punishment: the way a father disciplines his child, to guide the child towards the right path (associated emotion: love) Retributive punishment: vengeance; retribution; an eye for an … Continue reading Christ’s suffering: corrective punishment

Forgiveness: Numbers 14:20, Psalm 99:8

For those who care about context, read Numbers 14:1-38.;NIV;NET;NRSV;YLT Of particular interest is Numbers 14:20. Numbers 14:20 Common English Bible (CEB) 20 Then the Lord said, “I will forgive as you requested. Numbers 14:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 20 Then the Lord said, “I do forgive, just as you have asked; New American … Continue reading Forgiveness: Numbers 14:20, Psalm 99:8