The following articles are related to the topic of ATONEMENT

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... read more »

Behold, the Man!

In the dark hours preceding his crucifixion, Jesus was led through a series of quasi-legal proceedings that flaunted any sense of justice. In one of those phases, Pilate, the Roman governor, had Christ brutally whipped. Subsequently, the soldiers placed a crown of plaited thorns upon his brow and mockingly clothed him in a purple robe, feigning regal adoration. Pilate then ... read more »

What Is Meant by “the Spirits of Just Men Made Perfect”?

"What is the meaning of the phrase, 'the spirits of just men made perfect,' in Hebrews 12:23?" The book of Hebrews is in a class of its own compared to the other documents of the New Testament. It has been described as a "summarization of the transition from the old system to the new" (H.C. Thiessen, Introduction to the New ... read more »

The Jewish Talmud and the Death of Christ

In one of his epistles, Paul, lifting a text from the book of Job (5:13, LXX) to emphasize the folly of human wisdom in contrast to that which is divine, observed that God "catches the wise in their own craftiness" (1 Corinthians 3:19). A fisherman "caught in his own net" is a pathetic sight. Or, as Chrysostom (c. A.D. 347-407) ... read more »

Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?

Some scholars allege that when Jesus died he literally bore our sins in his body on the cross. Others believe that Christ only bore the penalty for sin. Which view represents the truth of the matter? A number of prominent sectarian theologians contend that as the Lord languished upon the cross, he literally bore our sins in his body, so ... read more »

The Influence of Evolution upon Religion

When Charles Darwin's Origin of Species issued from the presses (November 24, 1859), it marked a history-changing event. The world has not been the same since-unfortunately. The theory of evolution has wielded its malevolent influence over the past century-and-a-half in a host of ways. There is not a single field of scientific and academic study which has not been greatly ... read more »

While He Was Yet Speaking

The book of Job is one of the greatest literary pieces of all time. It is sometimes classified as a tragedy. Though he was faithful in his service to God, the great patriarch of Uz suffered a series of devastating, rapid-fire blows-instigated by Satan, but allowed by God. A messenger brought Job the news of an initial loss, and "while ... read more »

The Perfecting of Jesus Christ

The fifth chapter of the book of Hebrews has to do with Jesus Christ as our high priest. The chapter naturally divides into four segments. - The nature of the high priest's office under the Mosaic system. - The appointment of Jesus as our high priest. - The Lord's qualifications to be high priest. - The Christian's responsibility to Christ ... read more »

JUSTIFICATION: By Faith or Works?

Is justification from sin by faith or works? Does it result from neither, one as opposed to the other, or both? One would expect that such a fundamental question could be answered clearly and confidently, with a united declaration, by those who profess a devout regard for the testimony of the Scriptures. Sadly, such is not the case. The more ... read more »

John Calvin and Grace

One of the most influential religious figures of the last millennium was John Calvin of Switzerland. Calvin was born in 1509. At the age of fourteen, he went to Paris to study the classics. He was so austere that his fellow students nicknamed him "The Accusative Case." In 1529, he commenced the study of civil law. Presently, though, Calvin became ... read more »