Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Atonement

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This week’s term: Atonement – The work of God in washing away the sins of His elect, by the offering of Himself in the person of Jesus Christ, thus, making them at-one with Himself, or making peace between God and His elect.

Last week’s term: Prevenient Grace – Originally an Arminian (semi-*Pelagian) doctrine claiming a grace bestowed upon our depraved nature, which allowed us to cooperate with God in our salvation. They held that such a grace was demanded by divine justice. Wesley modified the theory, attempting to remove some of the Pelagian philosophy, yet it remained heresy, only slightly improved. The term is sometimes used today (perhaps unwisely) in a good and Biblical sense, intended to describe the restraining portions of God’s activity in predestination, such as in the case of Abimelech (Genesis 20:4-6)

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