preview

Theories Of Atonement

Good Essays
Theories of Atonement Atonement, which is considered to be reconciliation from one person to another, in this case it would be between God the Father and the whole of humanity, has been described by author Patrides as “the creation of the conditions whereby God and man come together” (Patrides, 1959). From the moment Eve, took the first bite, and after Adam failed to be the leader of his marriage and took the second bite of the the fruit from the tree of Knowledge. These two single actions removed humanity from communion with God. Removing that face to face relationship that humanity was created with. God being the beginning and the end, He all ready had a plan to remove sin from His view and to reestablish the relationship of communion with…show more content…
Humanity needed something that was unconceivable for them to do on their own. The power of sin and the weight of judgment was to much for humanity to bear alone, Jesus being both God and human, being the perfect in the Law and obedient to the God the Father and His will, came and took on all of humanity’s judgment to save them from the cost of sin. Christus victor was foretold by the prophets, as He would redeem Israel and bring about a new covenant, that would vindicate His righteousness by having victory or all evil, and would that would bring peace (Dillistone, 1953). This brings forth emancipation from bondage, and brings forth redemption in the form of expiation or reparations. Redemptions from the exclusion of God and bring forth humanity into God’s will. In comparison to Satisfaction, where Humanity needed to be emancipated from evil, in order to allow good to grow within themselves, being accepted into eternal life, being given the Holly Spirit and its power and the opportunity to mature in conformity of Christ. While waiting for the final redemption of the body in the second coming (Horton, 2006). In salvations important gifts, acceptance forgivingness, strong assurance, peace, joy, discipline, and prayer just to name a few. Some theology holds sanctification as second work of grace, and that it is an on going work within conversion. As…show more content…
For the wages of sin is death, and Jesus Christ bore the wrath of God in humanity’s place. Romans 6:23 shows that the punishment is death, and Romans 6:7 “says for when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin”. Going deeper into Christ dying, “how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by grace of one man”. The gift of taking humanity place in judgment, and taking his step further by giving grace to humanity when it should have been the one being judge. The two sides of both God and humanity, Christ being righteousness of God and the righteousness of humanity. Fulfilling each part that was required, where no one in humanity could succeed. God accepts that He has received satisfaction in Christ’s righteousness. In Romans 5:18, “therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men”, and “everyone who believes in him is declared right with God, something the law of Moses could never do” (Acts 13:39). The Exemplar theory is saw in the Old Testament, in Micah 6:4 “I brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery”. Here the Bible shows how God redeemed His people and freed them from slavery, and in Exodus 20:2 it says “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery” again this verse shows who
Get Access