There are numerous problems with the idea that the death of Jesus was to appease God, or do away with the wrath of God. This idea does not come from Scripture, but from the pagan idea that the gods are angry at us and need us to give them something of value to appease their anger. This post looks at what is wrong with the traditional understanding of the death of Jesus, and how we can understand it differently.
Many believe that Genesis 3:21 teaches that God performed the first sacrifice when he made tunics of skin for Adam and Eve. But is this correct? There are numerous other theories about where the skin came from and what kind of skin it was. We read substitutionary atonement and the sacrificial system into Genesis 3:21 at our own theological peril.