God's Son "Forsaken," His Sacrifice "Finished!"

Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice — from His Own Perspective

by Ken Lenz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781524570842
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781524570828
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781524570835

About the Book

         Of the seven statements Christ uttered from the cross, two stand out as being extremely significant in confirming what was being accomplished through the atoning sacrifice of Christ.  The question, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” gives us a sense of what was in “the cup” of God’s wrathful judgment, which Jesus drank to its bitterest dregs on our behalf.  The exclamation, “It is finished!” unquestionably assures us that the Savior’s atoning sacrifice accomplished what was necessary in satisfactorily paying the debt owed for our sin.  Your gratitude and faith will be strengthened as you read this book.

        This book is unique in the following ways:

        1. This book focuses on only two of the seven statements Christ made while on the cross, and they are brought together in testimony to the most profound truths concerning God’s plan of salvation.

        2. This book includes alternative viewpoints (including historical perspectives) and challenges unbiblical perspectives in regard to these statements of Christ and their significance, including some church dogmas.

        3. This book demonstrates that salvation is graciously offered by God based on an individual’s repentant faith.  Jesus Christ purchased our redemption.  All that is left is for us to repent of sin and receive the Savior.

       Would you like a “faith lift” today?  Would you like your heart to grow in love and gratitude toward the Savior?  If so, this book is for you.

About the Author

Dr. Kenneth P. Lenz has served for over twenty years in church ministries and as a chaplain. He has also served on the religion faculty and Bible/theology faculty of several colleges. Courses Ken has taught include Understandings of Religion, History of Christian Thought, and New Testament Epistles, among others. His earned PhD included an emphasis in Eastern Orthodox Church history and liturgy, and he excels in the area of hermeneutics (biblical interpretation). Ken and his devoted wife, Helen, have three grown children: Carrie, Evan, and Bryce.