I was enticed to read this book on account of its title, or even more so, its subtitle. Before I acquired the book I pondered the subtitle and how I might respond. I imagined Wetterling's focus would be on law verses like "No thief shall enter the kingdom of heaven." Does Scripture mean this when it says it? Yes. But Jesus can still say to a thief, "Today you will be with me in Paradise." The warning was a real one. But the proposed punishment fell upon Christ rather than the thief. When God says it, God means it. But sometimes he finds a way to follow what he said with something new.
Rick Ritchie resides in Southern California and is a long-time contributor to Modern Reformation. He is a graduate of Christ College Irvine and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Issue: "A Time for Truth: 15th Anniversary Issue" Jan./Feb. 2007 Vol. 16 No. 1 Page number(s): 40-41
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