Any atonement theory must first get a few things right about God and humanity to accurately describe what happened on the cross.
A Question from a Facebook Commenter: "How do you connect a dead God to ending death without using the biblical understanding of ransom/sacrifice/substitution the scripture speaks of (Romans 5:10)?" Response:
"Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Hebrews 9:22 This verse has been used to justify a bloodthirsty view of God. That God had no choice but to