A Hybrid Model Of Atonement Essay
A dominant theme in Christian faith is that humans are separated from God by sin. Atonement theories give way, however, to reconciliation made possible through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ – through Jesus, we no longer need to be slaves to sin and to death but instead can receive the gift of eternal life through reconciliation. A variety of such theories have been proposed and adopted by the Church to give understanding of the means of atonement, but there is much debate as to which, if any, is correct. In this paper I will survey a small few of the mutations the doctrine of atonement as undergone and the possible criticisms of each alone. In the end, I hope to suggest that a hybrid model of atonement, incorporating many different perspectives, may be a better way to understand Jesus’s purpose of dying on the cross.
This theory was based partially on Mark 10:45 and 1 Timothy 2:6, where Origin interpreted the word "ransom" literally”
"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
1 Timothy 2:5-6
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
The first model of the atonement developed by the early leader Origen, the theory focuses on Adam and Eve and how their disobedience handed the whole human race over to the bondage of Satan. In order to free the…