What Is The Mercy Seat?

by Jack Wellman
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The Ark of the Covenant was covered by the Mercy Seat, so what was the Mercy Seat? Mercy I have heard grace described as something we receive that we do not deserve and certainly didn’t earn (Eph 2:8-9), but mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve, and that’s His wrath. I think […]

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Why Did God Require Animal Sacrifices?

by Jack Wellman
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Why would God require innocent animals, to be sacrificed for something they never did? Covering Sins Many skeptics of the Bible question the practice of sacrificing animals, so why would God require innocent animals to be sacrificed for something they never did? Since it was humans who were responsible, why should they die for sinful […]

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Is The Atonement Limited Or Is It For All People?

by Jack Wellman
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Can everyone be saved? Is the atonement through Christ limited or for all people? Limited Atonement Limited atonement is the “L” of the TULIP and is associated with John Calvin’s view on salvation and how he explained the five points of the atonement. In the Reformed tradition it is sometimes called limited atonement, or the […]

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What Does Atonement Mean? Bible Definition of Atonement

by Jack Wellman
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Maybe you’ve heard the word “atonement” and wondered what it means.  What is the biblical definition of the word atonement? Atonement is… The English word for atonement originally meant “at one-ment” or “at one with” like being in harmony with someone and in this case it means to be at one with God through the […]

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