Recapitulation Theory of Atonement

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The recapitulation theory of the atonement states that Christ experienced all the phases of Adam's life including the experience of sin. This theory maintains that Christ succeeded where Adam failed.

The problem here is that the Bible tells us that Jesus never sinned (1 Peter 2:22, 1 John 3:5). Also, the failure of Adam was to sin. If Jesus experienced sin, then He, too, failed. The theory is wrong.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.