by Simon Emdin
from Modern Believing Vol 58:3 - July 2017


The Atonement effected by Christ has never been authoritatively defined. The notion of God’s ultimate responsibility for the behaviour of all His creatures, may now be expediently re-applied to the Atonement. This notion is explicit in the Old Testament. In the New Testament the death of Jesus results from His Divine Nature; by His death in human flesh, our Creator re-affirms and proclaims His responsibility with us for our sins. Only so can there be justice in Jesus’ death; and it must be just, as well as merciful, if it is the supreme saving act of the supremely righteous God. 



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