At the church the Father has me visiting, the pastor used the word appeasement in reference to his sermon on atonement.
I got a serious negative vibe when he said that and worsened as he explained that it is not like what the pagans did for their gods.
I told my friend who invited me there the Father did not like that word at all. The pagans did what they did to continue to live as they wanted. He never desired appeasement, but a people obedience to the desires of His heart. The sacrifice covered sins, but He was not placated by it.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied, “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”
Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—but my ears you have opened—burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Did I mention it to him? Not going to bother; he made it clear to me he is going to do what he thinks is best. I would love to meet a pastor who seeks the Word of God, Jesus Himself, to verify teachings and corrections.