The author attempts to summarize the gospel message according to Paul, as a message of the sacrifice of Christ for the sake of the propitiation of the wrath of God, and for reconciliation and redemption. This gospel message also highlights the aspect of justification by faith, Spirit-authored sanctification, and the glorification of believers.
Propitiation is the turning away of the wrath of God by the atoning sacrifice of Christ. This article shows that our sin caused the need for propitiation, and that God accomplished such propitiation in Christ.
What did Christ accomplish for us by his active obedience and passive obedience? This article notes four things in answer to this question: Christ accomplished expiation, propitiation, reconciliation, and redemption. In the process, the author attempts to explain these terms and their individual meanings within the context of Christ's atonement.
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.