2. The word atonement is used in this verse to show that animal sacrifices on the altar were to be used to cover or wipe away the sin of a person.
4. This verse tells us that one day each year was established and called “…a day of atonement…” that was in addition to the individual atonement spoken of in #1 in the Learning Activity.
6. Aaron was to lay his hands on the head of a live goat and confess all of the sins of Israel to God thereby putting all of these sins on the goat. The goat was then taken out into the wilderness and released.
8. Jesus is called “…the Lamb of God” in John 1:36.
10. The sacrificing of animals is no longer of any use in atoning for sin in the New Covenant. It is only believing in Christ that has any effect.
12. This verse says that what the blood of goats and calves could no longer do under the New Covenant was rectified by Jesus Himself by His death on the cross of Calvary.
14. Jesus said that it was His blood that would be shed for the remission of all sins under the New Covenant.
16. The two verses state that anyone who had been alienated from God by wicked works (that’s everyone!) Jesus reconciled by His death making them holy and unblamable before God! A very powerful statement that has only one condition placed upon it which is found in the verse in #17 of this Learning Activity.
18. The requirement is that we must “…have faith in his blood…” which is what makes a person a Christian-by believing what Jesus has said about Himself as being true!
20. They were all washed away from us by the blood of Jesus Christ.
24. Paul says, “…we have now received the atonement.” It is a past provision that was completed at the cross (which was also past history to Paul at his writing of the book of Romans) and comes to the believer at the instant they believe in Christ. Therefore, there is no need to continue to provide additional teaching or explanation of the atonement as it is already on record and a known fact to first century believers. Hence, the one-time New Testament use of the word.