DEFINITION: The bringing about of reconciliation: consequently, in the important sense, to be made right with God.

Proverbs 20:9 “Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?”

(So, we see that the whole world has a problem!)

Exodus 32:30 “And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.”

Romans 5:11 “And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (The word “atonement” is used only once in the New Testament.)

The Lamb of God

Exodus 12:1-4 “In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb. . . .”

John 1:29,36 “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

v. 5 “Your lamb shall be without blemish. . . .”

1st Peter 1:18-19 “. . . redeemed . . . with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish. . . .”

v. 6 “and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.”

John 11:47-51 “. . . being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation. . . .”

19:15 “But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.”

v. 11 “. . . and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover.”

1st Corinthians 5:7 “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. . . .”

vs. 43-46 “. . . thou shalt not . . . break a bone thereof.”

John 19:31-36 “But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. . . .”

Psalm 34:20 “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”

Matthew 27:46 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Prophesy)

(Remember: John 8:29, “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”)

A QUESTION HAS BEEN ASKED!: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

QUESTION: Why is the question asked?

ANSWER: Because the Lord’s Father left him, and by the Lord’s having said this, we know about it.

QUESTION: Why would the Father forsake the Son?

ANSWER: (The answer is very simple.)

Galatians 3:13-14 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. . . .”

2nd Corinthians 5:17-21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin. . . .” (“reconciliation” repeated)

6:14 “. . . what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”


Leviticus 16:1-11 “But the . . . scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.”

John 3:14-18 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. . . .”

Numbers 21:1-9 “. . . that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.”

Voluntary Substitution (In this, it is different with the Lord than with a lamb and his owner.)

Leviticus 1:1-4 “ . . . a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will . . . to make atonement. . . .”

John 10:17-18 “. . . I lay down my life. . . . No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.”

Matthew 20:28 “. . . the Son of man came. . . to give his life a ransom for many.”

Genesis 22:1-18 “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. . . .”

A Bloody Sacrifice

Hebrews 2:1-9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

7:22-27 “Who needeth not daily . . . to offer up sacrifice . . . for this he did once, when he offered up himself. . . .”

9:12 “. . . by his own blood he . . . obtained eternal redemption for us.”

v. 22 “. . . without shedding of blood is no remission.”

Revelation 5:9 “. . . for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood. . . .”

Leviticus 17:10-14 “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 maketh an atonement for the soul.”

Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

(10:18 “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.”)

[You don’t need a sacrifice: you need remission! The sacrifice already took place.] (The “mass” is a sham!)

“Remission”: forgiveness, pardon, cancellation of a debt (This comes by grace through faith in what God did.)

Matthew 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. . . .”

Hebrews 9:25-26 “. . . now once . . . hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

v. 28 “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. . . .”

10:1-9 “Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me. . . .”

vs. 10-14 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

10:19-23 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. . . . Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. . . .”

QUESTION: What is that profession?

ANSWER: Romans 10:6-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

5:1-2 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .” (reconcilliation)

A Death (Death is required.)

Leviticus 1:5 “And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord. . . .”

16:11 “And Aaron . . . shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock. . . .”

Hebrews 2:9 (again) “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death . . . that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

v. 14 “. . . that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. . . .”

Colossians 1:21-22 “And you . . . hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy. . . .”

Let all those that belong to Jesus Christ glorify him and praise his name. –tf