BURKE, Va. — Why did Jesus have to die? Was it because God needed to impute perfection to imperfect people or foster reconciliation between irreconcilable people? To the Rev. Morgan Guyton, “the way you answer that question will determine your understanding of atonement, orthodoxy, holiness, Biblical interpretation and just about every other major issue within Christian thought.” Read his commentary.
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