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Summary: No mortals death is capable of atoneing for sin, only the sinless and perfect Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ is, if people will receive Him as their Substitute in paying their sin debt then but only then will their sins truely be atoned for.

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#12-ATONEMENT~ BIBLE DOCTRINE 9-29-12

Today we'll continue with our study on Bible Doctrine, and say a few things about "ATONEMENT".

A good and easy way to remember what "atonement" means is to break the word down into three parts, such as, [AT-ONE-MENT]. **

ATONEMENT is understood simple as once again being at- one with God.

* "Atonement" is not reconciliation, but the means of reconciliation.

Listen closely as the scripture explains this truth.

>> Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; ** that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; --

His death in our stead was the ATONEMENT; His death was the PROPITUATION for sin.

>>1 John 2: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

"Propitiation" means an atoning sacrifice; it means that only His Sacrificial death as the LAMB OF GOD totally satisfied Gods just demand that sin be punished.

Because of His ATONING death we are RECONCILED to God.

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Jesus bore in His body the punishment due us for our sin; in so doing He propitiated, He satisfied God's just demand that sin be punished.

The word "atonement" is found only one time in the N.T., in Rom.5:11

It means because of His ATONING death we're reconciled to God.

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The parents of all mankind were Adam and Eve, it matters not what nationality we may be, Adam and Eve are the parents of us all.

> > Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

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We all know the record of the fall of Adam and Eve into sin as the devil working through the serpent cause Eve to disobey God's command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the "knowledge of good and evil".

>> Genesis 2: 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

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That was the law of God too Adam and Eve. We are not told what the fruit was, it really doesn't matter. Some one has said it wasn't the apple on the tree but the PAIR on the ground, what ever it was; it was desirable to look at

{ lust of the eyes,} and it looked good to eat, { the lust of the flesh} and not only that but according to the serpent it would make them wise. { the pride of life}

* Satan still uses these three tactics on people today.

>> 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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* Remember our thought today is to do with ATONEMENT.

God created man with a free will, men are not robots, we freely make choices and decisions, we have inherited Adams sin nature, mankind has a terrible blood disease, and it's called sin. The existence of sin in the world is an undeniable fact; as we watch all the evil activity of the news it's evident that there is something drastically wrong with man, even animals will often attack people.


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