Pastor Grasso explains the two elements of atonement: expiation and propitiation. In expiation, as seen in the sin offering, our sins are cleansed. In propitiation, as seen in the burnt offering, God’s wrath is satisfied.
Pastor Grasso explains the relationship between the incarnation and the atonement building on Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo. He shows that the incarnation is necessitated by the atonement. Without God dying on the cross, man cannot be saved.
Pastor Grasso explains the difference between objective and subjective theories of the atonement and shows that the Scriptures teach that Christ’s death provided a real, objective atonement.