Bob Robinson has an excellent post up dealing with some of the current controversy about the Atonement. He is concerned that the gospel has subtely shifted from believing in Jesus to believing in certain facts about Jesus. A subtle, but important difference. Here’s a quote:
The focus of our conversation subtly transferred from faith in Jesus to faith in a set of propositions.
Instead of asking the person to have faith in Jesus, I was asking the
person to have faith in my particular understanding of what happened on
But you should really go read the whole thing. It’s a very clear presentation of an important theological issue, and includes pictures of roses!