Randall McRoberts

Expiation

When reading Leviticus 16, it surely looks to me like a picture or metaphor of expiation (cleansing of sin from the holy places) rather than propitiation (assuaging an angry God). I honestly don’t understand how it is that propitiation has become such a prominent thought. Maybe it simply preaches better. Ask the Puritans.

Randall McRoberts
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