Thank you for the replies. And my bishop does have me reading some books and I am reading some others also. As well as studying scripture and looking at the sacrifices and or offerings and what they mean.
From what I have discovered in the Hebrew wording, atonement comes from the word kaphar. It is first used in Genesis for the pitch that Noah puts on the ark. And also for the appeasing that Jacob does with Esau in giving him a gift.
I'm trying to clear this in my head, as I was Protestant for some 20 yrs and was told Christ paid for my sins. Yet the scriptures say in many places that no one pays for anothers sins. There is no example of it in scripture.
I assume this is why we face judgement. Since if our sins were really paid for there is nothing left to do. However, if they are covered, as in from Gods face for now and as in an appeasment made by Christ, then that gives us time to work out our salvation with God.
Working out our salvation makes more sense than Christ becoming sin as a payment.
Anyway, sorry if I sound goofy about this, but I know it has to do with our communion also. And I do not want to make light of it.
So I just need answers. I'll keep reading and studying scripture along with prayer. Maybe it will come to light more for me later.
The offerings in scripture are making it make more sense to me.
I checked the links posted, but they are theorizing for the most part and not giving biblical types. The types help me more.