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1. Used only 6 times in New
2.Difficult concept to understand.
3. It is difficult to translate: primarily
3 different words.
4.The word is rarely used in English .
5.Some people are put off such
6.Therefore some think such a study
should be relegated only to
theological students and not in a
1. A biblical word: used 6 times
2.Difficult spiritual concepts are
to be understood, not
3. The bible was written for
everyone, not theological
4.You will be encouraged and
enriched by this study and
have another reason to praise
(brag) about what God has
done for you in salvation.
God, have mercy on me, a sinner
Lk 18:13
God presented him (Jesus) as a sacrifice of
atonement, through faith in his blood… Rom 3:25
…and that he might make atonement
for the sins of the people.
Heb 2:17
overshadowing the atonement cover
Heb. 9:5
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins… 1 John 2:2
…sent his Son as an atoning
sacrifice for our sins
1 John 4:10
“I am not concerned to contend for the word
‘propitiation’. I do not find it an elegant word, nor one
which is easily understood by most people today. By all
means let us abandon it if we can find a better way of
expressing what it stands for. But if I am not greatly
concerned about the word, I am greatly concerned
about the idea that it conveys.
Propitiation: pacify anger
1:18, 24, 26, 28
God’s wrath
not like
human wrath
God must oppose sin in order to be God
Sin & sinful people must be dealt with
so His wrath is satisfied
“All is now right”
Mankind’s inability to satisfy God’s wrath
Propitiation: God’s work for you
“All is now right”
Begins with God; ends with God
“God does not love us because Christ died for us;
Christ died for us because God loves us”.
Shows us: the terrible extend to sin and costliness in
dealing with it.
But now apart from the law the righteousness
of God has been made known, to which the Law and
the Prophets testify. God presented Christ as a
sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his
blood--to be received by faith. He did this to
demonstrate his righteousness, because in his
forbearance he had left the sins committed
beforehand unpunished--he did it to demonstrate
his righteousness at the present time, so as
to be just and the one who justifies
those who have faith in Jesus.
Romans 3:21, 25,26
God’s Motivation
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he
loved us and sent his Son as an atoning
sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10
Our response:
Dear friends, since God so
loved us, we also ought to love
one another. 1 John 4:11

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