A deeply distressed father sat for two weeks in a pediatric ICU, watching his three-year-old son slowly die. During those two weeks he read through, quite surprisingly, a book on the Gospel. He later wrote to me, “I want to say to you the Gospel really is for real life.” This article is about sin and the forgiveness of sin.
Did God fail to administer justice when He forgave Saul, even though he persecuted the church? This article shows that through Christ's work full payment was made for all sins, and in Him God's justice was fulfilled.
Every individual on earth is faced daily with this one question: how will you stand before the living and the holy God? In this context, atonement is central to the teaching of Scripture.
Propitiation is the appeasing of one offended by covering the cause of his anger. Propitiation speaks primarily to the effect of satisfaction upon God as the offended party. This article shows how Christ is the Propitiator.