Book Review: Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
If you were to ask the average Seventh Day Adventist why Christ came to live on earth, without a doubt the most common response would be that he came to pay the price for our sins. This doctrine, called substitionary atonement, finds its basis in the rituals of the Jewish people. Borg calls this the "Priestly Story" and he includes it as one of three meta-naratives in the Bible. While there is nothing wrong with this image, we tend to forget other aspects of Christ's ministry. Borg brings this back into focus by presenting other images of Jesus that have help Christians in the past.