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Mere Christianity, in The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics

Lewis states the Christian doctrine of Christ’s atonement as this: “Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and has given us a fresh start.  Theories as to how it did this are another matter.”  But you don’t need to believe this theory or that one for the atonement to give you a fresh...
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