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PROPITIATION-what an odd word! But so very important to us...

PROPITIATION-what an odd word! The Bible definition of the word helps us understand why it is an important word for those searching for some meaning and grace in their life.The Bible Definition of Propitiation-What is it? Why do I need it? that by which God is rendered propitious, i.e., by which it becomes consistent with his character and government to pardon and bless the sinner. The propitiation does not procure his love or make him loving; it only renders it consistent for him to exercise his love towards sinners. In Romans 3:25 and Hebrews 9:5 (A.V., "mercy-seat") the Greek word hilasterion is used. It is the word employed by the LXX. translators in Exodus 25:17 and elsewhere as the equivalent for the Hebrew kapporeth , which means "covering," and is used of the lid of the ark of the covenant ( Exodus 25:21; 30:6 ). This Greek word (hilasterion) came to denote not only the mercy-seat or lid of the ark but also propitiation or reconciliation by blood. On the g…

Like a Thief in the Night

This is NOT meant as a means to strike fear in the hearts of readers to convert to Christianity quickly because THE END IS NIGH! I don't believe that to be an effective way of convincing people that Jesus Christ can make a difference in their lives. The Bible never was meant to be a book of dos and don'ts. It was meant to give us a picture of who God is and of how much love He has for his creation. He is a God of love and a God of judgement, but there is no reason for anyone to perish in hell because Jesus made a way out of judgement. Christians are NOT PERFECT! If we profess to be we are liars, but we are a redeemed people. Look up that word and you will see a picture of not a hateful God but a God who always had in mind our ultimate reconciliation through Christ...but only through Jesus Christ. You may be an antagonist against Christian thought but I ask you to just read this and look at the world picture today. Jesus said it would be like this in the last days. Ask yourself…