Bible Dictionary

Atonement

  • Payment. God states in the Old Testament that sins can only be forgiven by a blood sacrifice. Throughout the Old Testament He hints to the coming of the Perfect Sacrifice. God Himself would take on flesh and once and for all pay for the sins of all mankind - past, present, future. Jesus Christ was perfect sacrifice and the only one that God will accept. God Himself paid the price for our sins and no other payment will be accepted!