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Atonement is about right relationships. Its past speaks of brokenness, alienation and the death of love. Its present sees restoration, healing and wholeness. Its future holds hope for deepeniong friendship and mutual confidence.
The Christian good news majors in 're-' words: rebirth, redemption, reconciliation, renewal and finally re-creation. Atonement is the process and state of restoration. In a narrower sene, the appearing of Jesus - his person and work, his alienation in death - introducers a radical new beginning for human hopes.
Think of the ancient Aztecs. They could see that they had angered their dozens of god (the evident suffering, disease, and death), so they would try and appease them with a "payment." They would take the most precious thing they had--a handsome youth, or a beautiful virgin, and they would sacrifice them on a bloody altar to try and make atonement. However, the Bible says that any sacrifice we make is an abomination to God (especially human sacrifice--God Himself stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son). Besides being a murderous act, human sacrifice offers a tainted sinful blood. It would be like me offering a judge drug money to pay your fine.
We should remember that the punishment Jesus bore was inflicted not by the Father but by those who crucified him. The abuse came not from divine but human hands. This is the point that Mel Gibson was trying to make during the filming of The Passion of the Christ. At a critical moment, when the nails are being driven into Jesus' hands, it is Mel Gibson's hand that is photographed hammering the first nail. This was the director's way of demonstrating that it was he who made Christ suffer so. It was our sins that put him there.
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