The following articles are related to the topic of ATONEMENT

The Qur’an and the Death of Christ

Islam's Qur'an asserts that Jesus was not crucified; rather, the Savior's death was only "made to appear" as such; actually, it is alleged, he was "raised up" unto God without dying on the cross (Sura IV. 157-158). This allegation is absolutely void of evidence. Note the following. The Old Testament prophets foretold the death of Christ. The Lord was to ... read more »

1 Timothy 2:4 — Salvation through Knowledge

There are many strange ideas in the religious world regarding salvation. Some contend that all people will be saved (Universalism). That notion is contradicted by dozens of passages (see Matthew 7:13,14). Others, like the Calvinists, argue that before the world was created God chose some, the elect, to be saved, and others He predetermined to be lost. That notion is ... read more »

Islam’s Denial of the Death of Jesus Christ

Islam's Qur'an asserts that Jesus was not crucified; rather, the Savior's death was only "made to appear" as such. Actually, it is alleged, he was "raised up" unto God without dying on the cross (Sura IV.157-158). Here is the text in full: "That they said (in boast), 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Apostle of God'; - ... read more »

What Is Propitiation?

The English "propitiation" is from Latin, meaning "favorable, gracious, kind" or "render favorable." The first attested use of this term is in a Latin translation of the Scriptures. The Latin form propitiatorium was employed to translate the Greek word, hilasterion, which is found 22 times in the Greek translation of the Old Testament. Interestingly, hilasterion was used in the LXX ... read more »

The Blood of Christ Across the Centuries

John the baptizer introduced Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (Jn. 1:29). In the concluding book of the New Testament, the apostle John depicts the Lord as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:8, KJV, ASVfn). "From the foundation of the world" means that the death of ... read more »

Neale Walsch: A New Guru for the Gullible

Neale Donald Walsch lives in a hilltop mansion near Medford, Oregon. A few years ago, he was a "nobody." Now, he is a "somebody" who's attracting some attention. Having had a troubled childhood, Walsch has been through a series of unstable relationships and career difficulties. He has been in four marriages in which nine children were produced. He has passed ... read more »

Is Fasting for Christians Today?

What does the Bible teach about fasting? Is it for Christians today? Fasting, in the biblical sense, is the abstaining from food and drink for a spiritual reason. In the Old Testament era, the Jews fasted frequently, though there was only one fast prescribed by the law. Once each year, on the Day of Atonement, the Hebrews were to "afflict" ... read more »

What Was the Nature of Cain’s Sin?

We were discussing Cain's sacrifice in Genesis 4 in class recently, and some suggested that Cain's "vegetable" offering was what God wanted, but Cain just did not give his "best." My answer was that he and Abel should have offered the same thing (i.e., an animal sacrifice); however, I cannot prove that to be so. Though there is no explicit ... read more »

What Are the Unicorns and Satyrs Mentioned in the Bible?

Why does the Bible contain references to such mythological creatures as the 'unicorn' (Num. 23:22), and the 'satyr' (Isa. 13:21)? How can such allusions be harmonized with the claim that the Bible is the infallible word of God? The "Unicorn" of the Bible The term "unicorn" is found nine times in the King James Version of the Bible (Num. 23:22; ... read more »

The Old Testament and Incense

One of the amazing evidences of Bible inspiration is that of prophecy-especially predictive prophecy. Predictive prophecy presents facts regarding events that are to happen in the future. Since no ordinary human can know what is to happen in the future, prophetic statements reflect the orchestration of God in the foretelling of certain things that are to take place eventually. One ... read more »