King's Business - 1922-11

STUDIES IN BIBLE FUNDAMENTALS Prepared For Beginners and For Classes

ATONEMENT The word “ atonement” occurs 77 times in the Old Testament, once in the New Testament (Rom. 5:11). In the latter the word means “ reconcilia­ tion” rather than atonement. The word “ atonement” , which is peculiar to the Old Testament, means “ to cover” , and the word should really be translated thus rather than “ at-one- ment.” The Old Testament sacrifices could not make a person “ at one” with God— only the blood of Christ could do that— but their faith in the symbolical sacri­ fices did “ cover over” their sins until the sacrifice of Christ, symbolically set forth, actually took place (Heb. 10:4). Calvary’s cross was the main point in the coming of Jesus into the world. His death is referred to 175 times in the New Testament. One third of the entire Gospel narrative is devoted to the last seven days of His life, the events lead­ ing to His sacrificial death. It is vital that the student should see that Jesus came to die as the Lamb of God (Jn. 1: 29), fulfilling the Old Testament types. On the cross, He did for us what we could not do for ourselves. He satis­ fied all the demands of the law of God. He bore the penalty of sin for all who would receive Him. In receiving Him, we are reconciled to God, receive the Holy Spirit and are made partakers of divine life, both present and eternal. What is it that brings about the reconciliation of guilty sinners with God? (Lev. 17:11) «For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul.” What is it that cleanses us from the guilt of sin? (1 Jn. 1:7)

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jes«a Christ hi* Son cleanseth us from all sin.” With what are we redeemed? (1 Pet. 1:19) “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” What is it that effects the purging of the conscience from the consciousness of sin? (Heb. 9:14) “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit of­ fered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” By what is our sin washed away? (Rev. 1:5-6) “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful.witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” What is it that provides our propi­ tiation to God? (Rom. 3:25) “Whom God hath set forth to be a pro­ pitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remis­ sion of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” If we are to have peace of heart, through what must it come? (Col. 1:20) “And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” What is the ground of our justifica- cation from sin? (Rom. 5:9) “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Through what medium does sancti­ fication come to the believer? (Heb. 13: 12 ) “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.” How are we made nigh to God? (Eph. 2:13) “Bat now In Christ Jesus, ye who some­ times were far off are made nish by the blood of Christ.”

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