The Atonement by Beverly Lewis download in ePub, pdf, iPad
The substitutionary aspect of the Atonement was clearly anticipated in the Old Testament. As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for sins, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him or her to be reconciled to God.
Great perspective awaits those who are willing to see that as we choose to accept and use this gift, we also bring joy and glory to God. Wherever you have redemption it is implied that a ransom price has been paid.
To refuse to do so is to reject that reconciliation which was made in Christ. Jesus's atoning sacrifice took place in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross at Calvary.
Sin committed in ignorance may not receive as great a punishment as sin committed willfully and deliberately, nevertheless all sin is punishable and must be punished. Now the Christian has been set free by the Redeemer, but he has the choice to yield himself to the One who has redeemed him. No finite, fallen creature, an offender against God could ever pay in time or eternity the obligation which he owes. Daniel Mays as Tommy Nettle, one of Robbie's brothers-in-arms.
Though we have never found the words substitute or substitution in the Bible, the idea of substitution is clearly seen in the work of Christ upon the Cross. Now man must repent and turn to God.