Atonement: The sacrifice of Christ. He took our guilt onto Himself. He chose to lay down His life (die on the cross) so that we could come back into right relationship with God.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
Propitiation – Christ as our substitute; Christ taking our place
Theories of the Atonement – different ways orthodox Christians have understood the Atonement throughout the centuries
Man’s Inability – we cannot save ourselves, hence our need for Christ
Agape – the love of God
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