What Does the Day of Atonement Mean for Christians Today?

Day of Atonement Resource Roundup

By Mike Bennett on Oct 06, 2011 04:26 pm

“The Day of Atonement symbolizes the binding of Satan so humans will no longer be deceived by him and the demons (Revelation 20:1-3). This act prepares the world for what the next holy day represents” (from the FAQ “What Are the Meanings of Each of God’s Festivals?”).

The Day of Atonement will be observed this year on Oct. 8, 2011 (from sunset Oct. 7 until sunset Oct. 8).

Here are some links related to the Day of Atonement and its meaning:

What Does the Day of Atonement Mean for Christians Today? (FAQ; this also appears as a chapter of the booklet From Holidays to Holy Days: God’s Plan for You.)

How Should We Prepare for God’s Festivals?

Festival Calendar (dates for the Day of Atonement through 2015)

What Does Propitiation Mean?

Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering?

What Is Fasting?

Why Fast?

Two Queens Proclaim a Fast

The Universal Allergy

The Ten Commandments for Today

Related passages from the Daily Bible Verse Blog:

“Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace” (Hebrews 4:16)

Humbled With Fasting (Psalm 35:13)

Fasting: Christ’s Preparation for Facing Satan (Matthew 4:1-2)

Avoiding Hypocritical Fasting (Matthew 6:16-18)

How Not to Fast (Isaiah 58:3-4)

The Fast God Has Chosen (Isaiah 58:6-7)

Satan the Deceiver and Accuser (Revelation 12:9-10)

The Evil Spiritual Influence Behind End-Time Leaders (Revelation 16:13-14)

Satan Will Be Bound (Revelation 20:1-3)

The Symbolism of the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:21-22)

The Daily Bible Verse Blog post for Oct. 7 is also planned to relate to the Day of Atonement.

If you have any questions about the Day of Atonement or other subjects, feel free to send your question to our personal correspondence ministers using our Contact form.

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