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Christian Belief

ST006   The Atonement


The Doctrine of the Atonement.

The Doctrine of the Atonement.

a. Atonement.




The Necessity for the Atonement.

a.The nature and claims of Divine Majesty.

b.The upholding of the Authority and Honour of the Divine Sovereign.

c.The Bringing to bear upon the Sinner the strongest motive for repentance and faith.

The Scriptural Teaching concerning the Atonement.

a. The Old Testament Teaching.

  • Primitive Sacrifices.
  • The Sacrifices of the Law.
  • The Predictions of the Prophets.

The New Testament Teaching.

a. New Testament Terminology.

  • Propitiation.
  • Redemption.
  • Reconciliation.

b.Vicarious Nature of the Atonement.

c. The Motivating cause of the Atonement.

Various Theories concerning the Atonement.

a. The Satisfaction Theory.

b.The Governmental or Rectoral Theories.

c. Moral Influence Theory.

  • The Socinian Theory.
  • The Sympathy Theory.

d.The Roman Catholic and High Church Theories.

e. Essential Elements in any True Theory.

The Extent and Benefits of the Atonement.

a. The Extent of the Atonement.

b. The Benefits of the Atonement.

  • The Unconditional Benefits.
  • The Conditional Benefits.

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