“Initiation of Propitiation”
1 John 4: 10: “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Propitiation means a removal of whatever is causing a division. Man never thought of being made one with God; it seemed far too impossible. It was something only God could think of, and only God could do. When we say “God is love” this is what we mean: He loves us so much He did whatever it took (a lot) to make us one with Him again. This first Christmas gift is immeasurably the best!