by Simon Emdin
from Modern Believing Vol 58:3 - July 2017
The Atonement effected by Christ has never been authoritatively defined. The notion of God’s ultimate responsibility for the behaviour of all His creatures, may now be expediently re-applied to the Atonement. This notion is explicit in the Old Testament. In the New Testament the death of Jesus results from His Divine Nature; by His death in human flesh, our Creator re-affirms and proclaims His responsibility with us for our sins. Only so can there be justice in Jesus’ death; and it must be just, as well as merciful, if it is the supreme saving act of the supremely righteous God.
ATONEMENT, CREATOR, EVIL, GOD, GOOD, JESUS, JUST, MANKIND, RESPONSIBILITY, SIN, TAKE AWAY