In St. Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he makes a confident declaration, writing: “For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.” (1 Tim. 2:5–6) The phrase “ransom for all” stands out as a broad distillation of the extent of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. If Jesus pays and, in fact, embodies every man’s ransom for sin, why are there still folks dying and going to hell? What is Paul talking about, here? Such is what this episode seeks to speak to.
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am privileged to chat with long-time friends, Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen to talk about the doctrine of universal objective justification and why it’s so important for an appropriate understanding of the gospel.
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Daniel Emery Price is the Director of Christ Hold Fast and a full-time church conference speaker and podcaster. He currently co-hosts both 40 Minutes in the Old Testament and 30 Minutes in the New Testament for the 1517 Podcast Network. He also authors and edits books and organizes numerous events and conferences for 1517. Dan currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his wife Jessica and daughter Anna. You can follow him on Twitter, @danemeryprice.
Erick Sorensen is the founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Church in New York City. He also serves as a part-time associate pastor at Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church in Succasunna, New Jersey. Along with church planting, Erick is also involved with speaking and podcasting for Christ Hold Fast and 1517. Erick is married to Missy and they have three boys, Jude, John, and Lincoln. You can follow him on Twitter, @pastorerick.
“The Amnesty of Amorous Sinners,” Brad J. Gray
30 Minutes in the New Testament
Scandalous Stories: A Sort of Commentary on Parables, Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen
The Sinner / Saint Devotional: 60 Days in the Psalms, Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen
The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran approach to Christ and His Benefits, Jack Kilcrease
Commentary on Galatians, Martin Luther
The Genius of Luther’s Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church, Robert Kolb
The Spirituality of the Cross, Gene Edward Veith
On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation, Gerhard Forde
Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray
Intro music: “Drawing Me to You (Instrumental)” by Seeker & Servant. Used by permission.