I've been looking at the Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory over the last few days and I want to ask another question(s)...
It just hit me that I should have probably saved this whole discussion for Easter, but too late. So maybe just one more post before moving on, then I'll come back to the death of Jesus (as well as resurrection of course) for the Easter season.
Here's the question...
Did something cosmological happen at the death of Jesus?
Many have a concept that some kind of cosmological transformation, or some kind of transaction rather, occurred at the moment Jesus died.
The same kind of cosmological 'shift' that some believe occurred When Adam and Eve bit into the forbidden fruit,placing sin between humanity and God, and subsequently, some sort of transaction was needed.
again, ill save my thoughts on Jesus' death for a little later unless the opportunity presents itself within the discussion.
It seems the way one understands Atonement, Soteriology, and eschatology, is deeply affected and dependent upon ones understanding of "original sin" and what actually took place in the "Garden".
Maybe that's where we will head next.