Atonement of the Mind
A tragedy of life is that mankind is completely unable to have freedom of the mind, but that he believes he has such freedom. A classic Satanic deception. Satan, as the god of this world, has deceived all nations and the kings of the earth. Christ will take away the sins of the world, but additionally, He will take away the cause of sin. Man’s mind will be made free. We fast because we have the ability of atonement with God now through Jesus Christ. We afflict our souls in order to maintain the humility needed for atonement.