Atonement means At-one-ment – to become one /(reconciled and restored) after having been separated by sin. According to the Scriptures, we are all sinners and that sin is costly. Therefore to be freed from sin, the sin must be paid for. This week we are looking at the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ.
Read: Leviticus 16:27-30; 23:27-28; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22
To atone for means to make amends. In the Bible, atonement is associated with man’s sin. God commanded Israel to set aside one day each year as the day of atonement. What about today? Is there only one time a person can make amends? Do we need to offer an animal on an altar? God had said, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul. ” How are we to make amends today?