propitiation- a sacrifice to avert God's wrath; from the Greek words hileos meaning gracious and merciful and hilasmos meaning propitiation. John the Baptist announced Jesus as the ultimate sacrifice for taking away our sins in the Gospel of John.
John 1:28-29, These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
There are 4 New Testament references in the NASB Bible version (Romans 3:25, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:2 and 1 John 4:10)
Romans 3:25, Paul is discussing Jesus' death as justification by faith, "whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. "
1 John 2:2, John is referring to Christ as Our Advocate, "and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world." PRAISE JESUS!!!!
Hebrews 2:17-18, the author writes, "Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted."
Psalm 103:12, "As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us."