Month: May 2014
ATONEMENT-Reconciliation of man back to God through the death of of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, upon The Cross. Reparations of wrongs done, by man’s violation of God’s Law and the complete satisfaction and fulfillment of the righteous requirement of God’s Law all brought to a conclusion through the act of appeasement, by our Savior’s willing sacrificial offering of His life upon The Cross. He, with gladness and joy, took our place!
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NIV)
He, Jesus, became The Atonement for all mankind, by being pierced for our violations of God’s Law, becoming the propitious expiation (the extinguishing of sin and guilt, through suffering); thereby, clearing a path and making The Way back to God possible by an efficacious appeasement of satisfying completely the righteous requirement of God’s Holy Commands. He was humiliated, defaced, deformed and oppressed grievously, because of our wickedness and sin. He endured a punishment that inflicted excruciating pain, which produced horrible suffering, enduring it all just so He could bring us His peace; (a cessation from all toil, turmoil and strife). The wounds He received in His body, now produces and provides healing in ours. (Isa.53:5 PDCP)