The Mercy Seat

Romans 3:24, 25 Our passage in this lesson emphasizes the public display of Jesus as a "propitiation" What is propitiation? Why do some translators prefer the word "expiation?" How is the Greek word that is translated here used throughout the Greek version of the Old Testament? How is that significant to understanding this passage? What is the mercy seat? What actually happened those many years of High Priests offering sacrifices at the mercy seat? What does Paul mean by speaking of God "passing over" sins in the past? What is the problem with God declaring sinners to be righteous? How is the public display of Christ on the cross different from the mercy seat in the Old Testament? Why is this so important? (54 min)