When I was a young Christian I was so foolish to have thought that the doctrines of Redemption, Propitiation, Justification and Adoption were so deep, I didn’t need to go out of the way to know what they are. I assumed that the average person wouldn’t understand it.
I couldn’t be more wrong.
Actually I would say the Bible gives us natural analogies to reach all cultures and people with the concept of redemption, propitiation, justification and adoption. Those terms were terms used in culture and societies before the Bible used it as an analogy for the Gospel. It might be counter-intuitive but the more one understands the biblical context and cultural context of those terms the more it enrich our understanding and appreciation of the Gospel. And don’t forget its the hearing of the Gospel that leads to salvation.
Here are two videos that touches on four of these doctrines courtesy of South Bay Alliance Church.
May these two messages edify God’s people.