Why Did Jesus Die? Could Salvation Have Come Some Other Way?

The Atonement
Why did Jesus have to die? The whole Gospel hinges on the word “atonement.” What is atonement? How does reformed theology compare with Roman Catholic theology on the atonement? What crucial element is left out in the Catholic teaching about the atonement? Are the two viewpoints compatible?

From the perspective of the walk to Emmaus, Professor Walter J. Veith looks at the Old Testament typologies of Christ, the 70-week prophecy of Daniel 9, Christ’s mission, and what reconciliation with God means.

These are important issues in light of the unification of Christendom in our day and we must understand what the Bible teaches.
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