Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Terminology Tuesday: Propitiation

Propitiation: An offering that turns away the wrath of God directed against sin. According to the New Testament, God has provided the offering that removes the divine wrath, for in love the Father sent the Son to be the propitiation (or atoning sacrifice) for human sin (1 Jn 4:10).1

1. Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 96.


  1. tenkaren July 10, 2012

    A important and wonderful truth that We almost never hear in church anymore, because people dont like the wrath of God.

  2. Ex N1hilo July 10, 2012

    Sadly true, tenkaren. The Good News makes no sense apart from the bad news. It just looks silly. And is rightly regarded as superfluous.

  3. Anonymous July 12, 2012

    Most preachers tell of God's love without ever telling of God's wrath. We hear we've been saved from hell, truth is we've been saved from His wrath…