Eric Folds presents to us the simplicity of the gospel message through some historical events in the Gospels. The book presents the Theology of the Atonement and its nature, extent, and purpose. The work compares the theological systems of Calvinism and James Arminius with others and the doctrine of Limited Atonement, Unlimited Atonement, and Universalism which are explained. The book also examines the Moral Influence theory and the Governmental theory and other theories of the Atonement. This work also explores the great theological truths from systematic theology that has become known as the Divine Decrees, Predestination, Election, and Eternal Security or the Perseverance of the saints. Did Jesus die for everyone on earth and in history or specifically for his chosen people? Can man thwart the purpose of God for his life? Can a Christian attain perfection during this lifetime? Are the Elect chosen by God on the basis of foreseen faith or because God loved them in a magnificent way before he laid the foundations of the world? Does the Atonement secure our final salvation in the end or will some people that Jesus died for have to pay for their own sins later in Hell? This book is a “must read” for theologians and every Christian. How do we reconcile a judgment of works with a gospel of Grace? A Dialectic Theology has arrived. God is transcendent.
Eric A. Folds, Ph.D., is the author of Healing for the Soul: An Enigma Unraveled, Science Discovers God: The Mystery of Quantum Physics and Light; and Heaven, Hell, and Near-Death Experiences. He is also the CEO and Dean of Christian University and Theological Seminary and the Pastor of Christian Church of God, Inc. He is married to Kimberly Folds and has two sons, Gabriel and Joshua Folds.