Furthermore, the New Testament interprets the cross in the light of the resurrection. Atonement is the achievement of Christ crucified and risen. Paul even emphasized this by saying “if Christ be not raise, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
Through the New Testament I have been taught about the Atonement and how great the plan of our God is. He knows all things and remains outside my bedroom door or right next to me and it only takes a humble place or prayer to welcome him into my daily life and feel his spirit. One only needs to listen to the news, to realize how Satan’s power has spread across the world. When I read and ponder, it sparks a reminder that the Lord will ‘always’ have power over Satan. I need to remind myself that I should never be afraid to choose the right, pleasing the Lord instead of my peers will ultimately bring me the greatest happiness. The New Testament makes clear that Christ’s death is the climax of His perfect obedience. He “became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians