Firstly, great emphasis is given that the contents of this series are intended to give Biblical information and insights on some of its contents. They are not intended to scare or offend anyone. It is one’s prerogative to read and never be shoved into one’s throat.
This piece is a simple sharing of bible passages. It doesn’t endorse any specific faith, religion, denomination, system of beliefs or theology aside from those in the bible.
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1. Jesus came to earth to specifically do something
2. What was he supposed to do: Pay a penalty
3. What’s the penalty for: sin
4. By paying the penalty, Jesus provided a way out of from consequence of sin: believing
5. This is not limited to people of the past, it also applies today
Jesus came to earth to specifically do something
“28After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 30So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. ” John 19:28,30, NKJV
What was he supposed to do: Pay a penalty
“18knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Pet 1:18-19, NKJV
“26… But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” Heb 9:26,28, English Standard Version
8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8, NKJV
What’s the penalty for: sin
“23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom 6:23, NKJV
“4Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” 1 John 3:4, NKJV
“23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Rom 2:23, NKJV
“27And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” Heb 9:27, ESV
“1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law [of Moses/10 commandments] was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1-4, New International Version
“2My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1, NKJV
By paying the penalty, Jesus provided a way out of from consequence of sin: believing
“6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6, NKJV
16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16, NKJV
“9That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10, NKJV
“11And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 16“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.” Heb 10:11-12, 16-18, NKJV
“12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12, New International Version
“24Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5:24, NKJV
This is not limited to people of the past, it also applies today
“29Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”30And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:29-31, NKJV
“24and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood-to be received by faith.” Rom 2:24-25, NKJV
By: Armando M. Bolislis
If you are inspired and want to give Jesus a try, go on a deeper search of the bible, especially the New Testament. This will show you how to become his disciple. Always ask the Holy spirit for guidance in your search.
If you feel the want to belong to a Christian church or organization, find one that will help you improve your relationship with Christ and lead you to his eternal promises.
The opinions and suggestions contained in this article are solely of the author and doesn’t necessarily reflect the stance of Baguio Herald Express management and staff.
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