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(c) Tebe Interesno

“What is the difference? The difference is that expiation means only half of what propitiation means. Expiation is an action that has sin as its object; it denotes the covering, putting away or rubbing out of sin so that it no longer constitutes a barrier to friendly fellowship between man and God. Propitiation, however, in the Bible, denotes all that expiation means, and the pacifying of the wrath of God thereby.”

JI Packer, ‘The Heart of the Gospel’ in In My Place Condemned He Stood p. 32

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