The following articles are related to the topic of ATONEMENT

The Biblical Concept of “Time”

Human beings are creatures of "time," and we are preoccupied with that theme. We wear watches so that we can keep account of "time." We ask regarding the criminal: "How much 'time' did he get?" And we ourselves muse: "How much 'time' do I have left?" Our music contemplates this theme. We sing that "time goes on," and at the ... read more »

Marriage: As Designed by God

The institution of marriage involves a covenant between a man, a woman, and God. Man and woman, by mutual consent, enter the arrangement. But the procedure, in order to be valid, must be consistent with divine law. The Origin of Marriage According to anthropologists, there is no society wherein marriage does not exist in some format (Montague, p. 240). The ... read more »

Understanding Forgiveness

There may be no word in the English Bible that quickens the beat of a sinner's heart more than that of "forgiveness." Little wonder, then, that poet Alexander Pope wrote: "To err is human; to forgive, divine." In this study we wish to probe this theme from two vantage points: divine forgiveness, i.e., that which proceeds from God to man; ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Making Sense of the Bible

Some books you can take or leave-one way or the other, and it won't make much difference-if any. The Bible is not in that category. If you "leave" it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you "take" it (to be the word of God), you labor under ... read more »

The Crimson Flow

The inspired writer of Hebrews affirmed that "apart from the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (9:22). This sacred text either states, or implies, several things: There is a human condition known as "sin" (cf. vv. 26,28).That condition requires "forgiveness."There is a divine plan by which that forgiveness is obtained.Somehow, that plan involves the shedding of blood. From the ... read more »

Seven “Laws” to Pray By

Prayer comes very close to being a basic human instinct. When one is in a life-threatening danger, the inclination is to pray. When the sorrows of human existence come crashing in and the heart is crushed under the burden, one can scarcely restrain himself from calling out for help - even when no discernable person is present. When one is ... read more »

Justified by Faith

The text is thrilling beyond the human tongue to express: Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1-2). The Exegesis Bible passages brim with inspired ... read more »

The Wages of Sin and the Free Gift of God

It is a text of dual emphases. The one is darkly foreboding, the other magnificently exhilarating. Paul wrote: For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 6:23). The Roman Letter It cannot be determined exactly when the church in Rome was established. Perhaps those Jews and ... read more »

God’s Great Plan Consummated

Can man know that God exists? Is humanity the result of divine creation, or merely the consequence of impersonal evolutionary forces? If man is a creature of God, fashioned in the divine image (Genesis 1:26), has the Maker communicated with His creature? If so, for what purpose? Is the Bible a revelation from God? Can it be trusted? And what ... read more »