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6712 propitiation

6712 propitiation

The satisfaction of the righteous demands of God in relation to human sin and its punishment through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ upon the cross, by which the penalty of sin is cancelled and the anger of God averted. [The NIV is distinctive at this point, in that it generally translates this term by “atonement” and related words.].

The need for propitiation: God’s anger against sin

Ps 7:11; Ro 2:5 See also Ex 32:11-14; Nu 32:8-15; Dt 6:14-15; 2Ki 23:26; Ps 78:38; Isa 30:27-31; Da 9:16-19; Hos 11:8-9; Mt 25:41-46; Jn 3:36; Ro 1:18; Eph 5:6

The provision of propitiation: Jesus Christ the atoning sacrifice

The promise in the OT Isa 53:5-6 See also Isa 53:10-12

The fulfilment in the NT Ro 3:21-26 See also Ro 5:9-10; Col 1:21-22; Heb 2:17; Heb 9:11-14; 1Jn 2:2

The motivation for propitiation: God’s love

1Jn 4:10 See also Ps 85:2-3; Ps 103:8-12; Mic 7:18-19; Ro 5:6-8; 2Co 5:19

See also

1025God, anger of
1065God, holiness of
1075God, justice of
1085God, love of
2410cross, the
7317blood of Christ

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