3 Replies to “The Atonement

  1. Great content. One small tweak if I may…

    Jesus’ death is never described in scripture as nor should it be thought of as an atonement. In the NT his death is described consistently as a propitiation.

    The difference is that an atonement is a gesture made by a transgressor as an expression of remorse and an appeal for mercy. A propitiation is a gesture made by God to vindicate himself for showing mercy. In addition the death of Jesus ratified the new covenant with the houses of Israel and Judah.

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