Satisfaction Theory Of Atonement

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First the images do not describe a theory of the atonement or the plan of salvation that explain what God must do and what must happen to Jesus if God wants to save the world. They used these images not to explain what God must do in order to save us, but to interpret what God actually did do. He suffers as the representative of sinful people so that they may be reconciled with God. One way to get at the meaning of the doctrine of the atonement in biblical religion is to contrast it with what atonement, or reconciliation, meant in other ancient religions and still means in some modern versions of them. This is called satisfaction theory of the atonement. Rom. 3:25 says that Jesus blood is a sacrifice of atonement earlier translations say propitiation …show more content…
It was not Jesus ethical teaching and example or his noble death that gave birth to the Christian church and made it spread it was the news of his resurrection. The earliest Christian confession summarizing everything the first Christians believed was Jesus is Lord a title conferred on him because of his resurrection. The resurrection of Christ is the one event in history that gives meaning to all of history including our own. The resurrection stories are not really account of the resurrection itself, but the account of the appearances of the risen Jesus. It was not from the tomb, but from him that they learned the meaning of his resurrection. Rather than being the sentimental and false assurance that death is not so bad after all because our inmost selves do not really die, but live on forever, the good news of the resurrection is that God is stronger than death. The assurance that God can and will give us the eternal life we do not have in ourselves. The important thing now that we speak of Jesus resurrection that we do not let it become a kind of cheap happy ending that takes neither his real death nor real resurrection seriously. The resurrection means that Christ rules in the and lives of individual believers or in the …show more content…
Sanctification tells us how a person grows in the Christian life. Sanctification tells us that by the Holy Spirit the same God works in us helping us to leave our sin behind and begin a new radically different kind of life. Sanctification tells us that the same Christ is our Lord who commands us to live for him. Justification-faith and sanctification-action must be distinguished from each other but they can separated. This split between Christian faith and Christian life justification and sanctification lies behind many of the arguments in the church today. There is no such thing as Christian faith without Christian life; Christian faith does not free us from but for Christian action. Sanctification means that faith in God 's action does not exclude but includes Christian action in the world and that the Christian life is not only a great task but also a great

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