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Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 14, Propitiation

By Elizabeth Prata

thirty days of jesus day 14 propitiation

Further Reading

GotQuestions: What is Propitiation?

Ligonier Ministries: What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?

Bible Hub Topical Bible- Propitiation

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Thirty Days of Jesus Series-

Introduction/Background
Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive
Day 2: A shoot from Jesse
Day 3: God sent His Son in the fullness of time
Day 4:  Marry her, she will bear a Son

Day 5: The Babe has arrived!
Day 6: The Glory of Jesus
Day 7: Magi seek the Child
Day 8: The Magi offer gifts & worship
Day 9: The Child Grew
Day 10: The boy Jesus at the Temple
Day 11: He was Obedient!
Day 12: The Son!
Day 13: God is pleased with His Son

Posted in theology

Propitiation: A Stunning Method to Bring the Son a Bride

By Elizabeth Prata

From John MacArthur et al Biblical Doctrine

Propitiation: Scripture represents Christ’s death not merely as a sacrifice, but as a propitiatory sacrifice. That is to say, by receiving the full exercise of the father’s wrath against the sins of his people, Christ satisfied God’s righteous anger against sin and thus turned away his wrath from us who, had it not been for our substitute, were bound to suffer for it ourselves. The New Testament explicitly identifies Christ’s work as a propitiation in 4 texts:

Romans 3:24-25, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

Hebrews 2:17, Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

1 John 2:2, and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

1 John 4:10,  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

This alone is enough to render me stunned into a permanent and deep gratitude for God’s grace in saving me from His wrath. And propitiation is but one benefit of his salvation. He gives so many benefits to the called; justification, adoption, love, family, ministry to do on earth and to receive from Jesus from heaven, sanctification, glorification, fellowship with Him, prayers that are heard … I could go on, the benefits of salvation are numerous and eternal.

Propitiation…a staggering method to ensure a Bride for God’s Son. No human could have conceived of this, no man could have made this up. It’s all contained in God’s word. Read your Bible today.

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Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 14, Propitiation

By Elizabeth Prata

thirty days of jesus day 14 propitiation

Further Reading

GotQuestions: What is Propitiation?

Ligonier Ministries: What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?

Bible Hub Topical Bible- Propitiation

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Thirty Days of Jesus Series-

Introduction/Background
Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive
Day 2: A shoot from Jesse
Day 3: God sent His Son in the fullness of time
Day 4:  Marry her, she will bear a Son

Day 5: The Babe has arrived!
Day 6: The Glory of Jesus
Day 7: Magi seek the Child
Day 8: The Magi offer gifts & worship
Day 9: The Child Grew
Day 10: The boy Jesus at the Temple
Day 11: He was Obedient!
Day 12: The Son!
Day 13: God is pleased with His Son

Posted in theology

Word of the Week: Propitiation

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3. Immanence
2. Transcendence
1. Justification

A definition would be:

The satisfaction of the righteous demands of God in relation to human sin and its punishment through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ upon the cross, by which the penalty of sin is cancelled and the anger of God averted. [The NIV is distinctive at this point, in that it generally translates this term by “atonement” and related words.]. Source: Dictionary of Bible Themes, Martin Manser.

An explanation would be:

“Propitiate” and “propitiation” are not commonly used in the English language. We must look to an age long gone in order to discern their meaning. In ancient times, many polytheists thought of their gods as unpredictable beings, liable to become angry with their worshipers for any trifle. When any misfortune occurred, it was believed that a god was angry and was therefore punishing his worshipers. The remedy was to offer the god a sacrifice to appease his anger. This process was called “propitiation.”

A few of the New Testament writers used exactly the same word, but the meaning was slightly different. Instead of seeing God as one whose mood needs to be appeased, “propitiation” focuses on the sacrifice of Jesus by death on the cross which brought the resultant peace between God and sinful humanity.

The Greek term for “propitiation,” hilasmos, occurs in some important passages: Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10. The message we get from these passages is that propitiation (also called “expiation”) pertains to Christ’s sacrifice for sins in order to bring about a peaceful relationship between God and humanity. Source: Holman treasury of key Bible words, by Carpenter, E. E., & Comfort, P.

The key verses for our word propitiation are in Romans 3:25–26, where Christ Jesus,

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

and in 1 John 2:1-2,

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

The effects of propitiation: God’s justice is satisfied, His wrath has been exhausted, His mercy is available to those who repent.

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Illustration by Chris Powers, fullofeyes.com

3. Immanence
2. Transcendence
1. Justification
 

Posted in encouragement, Uncategorized

Thirty Days of Jesus: Day 14, Propitiation

thirty days of jesus day 14 propitiation

Further Reading

GotQuestions: What is Propitiation?

Ligonier Ministries: What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?

Bible Hub Topical Bible- Propitiation

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thirty Days of Jesus Series-

Introduction/Background
Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive
Day 2: A shoot from Jesse
Day 3: God sent His Son in the fullness of time
Day 4:  Marry her, she will bear a Son

Day 5: The Babe has arrived!
Day 6: The Glory of Jesus
Day 7: Magi seek the Child
Day 8: The Magi offer gifts & worship
Day 9: The Child Grew
Day 10: The boy Jesus at the Temple
Day 11: He was Obedient!
Day 12: The Son!
Day 13: God is pleased with His Son