Understanding Atonement Theology

We all know that Jesus died for our sins. It is a central teaching of the Bible and everyone who considers themselves Christian accepts this.

But how? Have you ever stopped to wonder what actually causes this? I mean, really. We say it so often, but what does it actually mean?

Over the years, many theologians have come up with answers to this question and the Catholic Church has never officially adopted one. We are left to wade in the deep water of the mystery of Christ, taking what we can from the truth and piecing it together.

2 Comments on “Understanding Atonement Theology

  1. Dear Fr Casey I was very interested in your video on soteriology. I would love to receive a transcript if one was available.

  2. Thank you for sharing the various models of the atonement: substitutional, moral, and incarnational. 2 Corinthians 5:21 states, “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might receive the righteousness of God.” But as you said at the end of the video, no theory captures every facet, and the atonement is still a mystery. This mystery should humble and encourage us to learn more from the Bible. Blessings!

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