Atonement through the Scapegoat

Jesus came to show us what love looks like.  He came to destroy the power of evil by disproving the system of scapegoating.  The crowds responded to God’s Son by making him the scapegoat and nailed him to a cross.  We are part of that crowd;  our sin nailed him there.  Yet Jesus’ response was love and forgiveness, turning the other cheek and returning good for evil.  This is true love.