Search ResultsAtonement Theories For C.S. Lewis, atonement means “Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and has given us a fresh start." You don't have to understand how it works to get the fresh start. The Day of Atonement, Part One Atonement is the act of becoming, once again, at one with God by means of the shed blood of Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for sin. Payment or Forgiveness? Putting the Gospel Back into the Atonement Bill Walker explains a theory of substitutionary atonement in which Jesus' death does not pay a penalty for our sin; rather, through the cross God absorbs the pain of human sin and truly forgives. The Center of Atonement ... that while the penal substitution metaphor for the atonement is considered essential by many evangelicals, the New ... "provides a variety of images" for understanding the atonement. McKnight favors "identification for incorporation." Conversations on Atonement Thomas Thompson and others reflect on atonement and shares that Jesus' death is not so disjunctive– the isolated moment of salvation–but in better continuity with his life as epitomizing his sacrifice and obedience to God Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love? John McCusker wrestles with the mechanisms of the atonement, arguing for a proper reading of Thomas Aquinas' theory of the atonement, which McCusker identifies as an "interpersonal act...motivated by love." The Blood of Atonement This sermon starter by Doug Bratt on Hebrews 9:11-14 describes how the rituals associated with the Day of Atonement "point us to the way God graciously gave Jesus to set us completely free" of our sin. Still Thinking about the Atonement One of the common objections to theistic evolution relates to its implications for sin and atonement. Jim Stump explores various ways that atonement, and even substitutionary atonement, remains coherent with a theistic evolutionary framework. Historical Reflections on Substitutionary Atonement Responding to Gustaf Aulén’s "Christus Victor," James E. Bradley argues that the substitutionary view of atonement is present in both the early church fathers and the Protestant Reformers. A Discussion of the Atonement In this article, three theologians discuss the atonement in the contemporary terms of violence and abuse and traditional terms of cross and sacrifice. The Day of Atonement, Part Two Jennifer Dukes Lee meditates on Leviticus 16:21-22, the Day of Atonement, the scapegoat, and Christ, who on Good Friday became a scapegoat for our sake. The Meaning of the Cross: Alternative Views of the Atonement This short essay on the atonement articulates and critiques the penal substitution theory, offering a more progressive alternative where Jesus saves us through his life, not his death. Full Text Hymns on Atonement What a Wonderful Savior!PD
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See more hymns... Evolution, Atonement, and Redemption (Part 2) This article comes from a series on evolutionary creation and atonement. "Once we view animals as having in some sense moral agency, then theories of atonement need to be widened and stretched to include creaturely ills." Christus Victor and Atonement Our cities and churches are dying. If we wish to truly resurrect them, it is time for Christians to adopt a life-affirming Christology with Christus Victor salvation at the heart of our theology of atonement. Evolutionary Creationism and Atonement Theology, Part 1: Why We Need A Historical Fall This article by John Hammett discusses possible ways to reconcile belief in both evolution and the features of Genesis 1-3 that are essential for substitutionary atonement. Hammett defends belief in a historical Fall, Adam and Eve. The High Priest of Israel on the Day of Atonement A colorful drawing that imagines the High Priest of Israel wearing his robes and standing in front of the temple curtain. He holds a bowl full of blood on the Day of Atonement. (Leviticus 16:1-30; Hebrews... The Atonement in Scripture and Song: A Lenten Service with Teaching Notes Here is a service outline for the lenten season with a focus on the atonement of Christ. The service is reformed in nature, but can be used by other denominations and can be modified. Yom Kippur & Atonement Paul Neeley collects a host of resources to help Christians understand Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, including articles, Bible studies, and even a jazz piece on the theme of atonement. Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1) Given difficulties in envisaging atonement as satisfaction of the wrath of a vengeful God, many theologians avoid using the language of atonement when speaking about the non-human world, but instead rely on the language of redemption. Symbols of the Atonement Paul Ryan describes five images of Atonement that can be used for the confession and assurance in a worship service: Christus Victor, ransom, penal substitution, sacrifice, and moral example.