Is there more to the atonement than forgiveness of sin and a restoration to our pre-fallen state?
What Is the Purpose of Atonement? What Is It?
Ed Jarrett on Bible Study Tools writes:
Humanity is a fallen race, estranged from our creator and destined for destruction. But the good news of the gospel is that God loves us anyway. And he has provided for us a savior who gave his life as an atonement for our sin. All who believe in him will escape the destruction that awaits and find eternal life instead. The atoning sacrifice of Jesus is at the heart of Christianity, and the hope we have.
But is there more to the atonement than forgiveness of sin and a restoration to our pre-fallen state? The atonement has, without question, dealt with our separation from the sovereign God. But I believe it is more than that.
What Is Atonement?