Essay on The Atonement

901 WordsNov 23, 20124 Pages
The Atonement in the New Testament The pendulum may be overweighed by ones sin; however, the atonement is still there. Dishonesty, immodesty, profanity and immorality are only a few common sins amongst my peers. Paralleling in the New Testament, I have been taught right from wrong. Our savior’s promise of forgiveness through an infinite atonement is the same today as it was yesterday. It is a gift to me, and if sincerely acted upon, I can receive forgiveness, comfort and peace. At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus was identified as “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) The purpose of His coming was “to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). He explained His death in terms of the “blood of…show more content…
Paul wrote that “when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son” (Romans 5:10). The aforesaid quote not only proves and defines the meaning of atonement, but also reveals the warm heart of the gospel. The Lord has the power to help us through any of our trials, and is willing to forgive us, even after we have turned our back on him. Atonement reminds me of girl’s camp. We would make these beautiful golden fires. As the embers would burn we would sing hymns and the light that radiated from the fire was the spirit of our Heavenly Father, I could feel it. The New Testament has taught that we can’t just walk in our own light; we need to walk in the light of our Heavenly Father. When I think of the times where I have really felt the spirit, they are the moments when I have reverenced with the Lord and walked in his light. To do so, is not necessarily easy. However, Christ was a “propitiation” (Romans 3:25) and became a “curse for us” (Galatians 3:13) so that those “who sometimes were far off made nigh by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13). If I speak to my father in holiness and look to him as an instructor, my questions will be answered. I have been taught that my Heavenly father is the keeper of the gate who knows all things. He is the Creator that suffered many things on my behalf; like stated in Hebrews 10:12, “Christ’s death is called a “sacrifice for sins.” Our father in heaven has a plan for each one of us
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