Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (ESV). Romans 6:23 states, “for the wages of sin is death…” God’s wrath is against all who do not know Him, against all who deny Him. Every person stands before God as a guilty sinner who deserves God’s wrath to be poured out upon them. However, the remaining portion of Romans 6:23, gives hope in the midst of this terrible news. Paul says that, “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (ESV). How is this possible? Because God chose to send His Son as the sacrifice who would pay the debt for any and everyone who trusts in Christ as Savior. As the penal substitution, Christ not only offers salvation to sinners, but He took on their sins and bore God’s wrath on the cross. Jesus experienced the imputation of the sins of the world upon Himself, so that believers could be imputed with His righteousness. “He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth” (Isaiah 53:7). He willingly stood in our place; He willingly took our punishment; He willingly bore the wrath that every sinful person
The atonement of Christ, or the bringing about of our salvation by Jesus on the Cross, is a dividing issue for various theological traditions. The end goal of each theory is to conclude how Christ’s death brings salvation, and what exactly Christ’s death saved Christians from. Each view reaches their own conclusions as to what the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus accomplished. When comparing and contrasting the details of the Christus Victor and the Penal Substitution theories of the atonement a major difference at the heart of the debate is whether or not Christ needed to die primarily to be an expiation, the Christus Victor model, or a propitiation, the Penal Substitution model. In general, the expiation theory focuses on sin and death as the problem that Jesus comes to solve. In contrast, the propitiation model of atonement focuses on Jesus as the solution to God’s wrath and inability to forgive us for our sins. While the expiation and propitiation theories are two different ways of looking at the atonement, the Christus Victor and Penal Substitution views are held within those broader contextual categories.
Analysis Paper An Exposition of Ephesians 2:1-10 By: Michele Mosca Presented to: Prof. Jordan Newton Bible Study Methods Bi202 9:00am 11/12/2014 Ephesians 2:1-10 Theme Statement of Book Believers have been unified in salvation by grace and are called to live like Christ. Main Idea of Passage At one point in time, everyone lived as a sinner. But God chose to save them through grace.
• Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin are death but the gift of God is enteral life in Christ Jesus our Savior
IV. God revealed His love to Paul that even though all has sinned, His grace can lift them up with Christ for eternity. (Vs. 6-7)
The Prodigal God The story The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller is the story of the Prodigal Son from a different point of view. The story is told from the vantage point that the main character is not the son that left but the son
Regarding the term "gay Christianity"—to identify with sin, the flesh, the old man, and then tack Christ's holy name onto that identification is vile, thoroughly un-Biblical, and a perfect example of the deceitfulness of sin. Regarding this issue I have personal experience and for the most part what I've encountered
It affirms that God attributed the sins and guilt of humankind to Jesus, Who in place of man, received that punishment that humanity would have otherwise deserved. Jesus’ actions signified the payment of the sins of humankind, which settled both the righteousness and wrath of God so that sinners could be forgiven without God Himself compromising His holy standard. In essence, according to the penal substitution theory of the reformers, Jesus died in place of man, in the process accounting for the sins of man and bearing them. The act of Jesus taking the sins of man indicates that Jesus carried the cross of every believer, setting him free and safe from all the penal demands of God’s law. In this context, the holiness of God and the righteousness of His law are accounted for by the substitution. Notably, in modern theology, the penal aspect has been a stumbling block despite being regarded as one of the dominant atonement in the bible. According to the model, Jesus paid man’s ransom on his crucifixion. However, this view only works because Christ was paying man’s penalty. Therefore, Christians should be inspired by the self-sacrifice acts of Jesus on the cross. In addition, Jesus’ death and resurrection implied significant victories over death, hell, and sin in our union with him and God. Lastly, God accomplished his mission to reconcile the world with Him despite various trespasses by
Paul tells us that righteousness is given to the people, by God in verse 1:17. In this passage Paul reveals the revelation of God; he is the revelation of the righteousness (van Aarde 1). God pardons “those who repent of their sins”, while punishing the “wicked”, [this shows the righteousness that God gives the people] (Sanders 305). He “God” gives all a chance to ask for forgiveness of their sins. It is the righteousness and tender mercy that the Lord has over his people. Some may beg to different and say that it’s the covenant promise that makes us righteous. Because God made a promise to all man before we entered the world, they feel that righteousness is given. I
This powerful statement that Paul made to the Corinthians some 20 years after the death and resurrection of Christ brings home the essential message of the New Testament. In it Paul expresses what God did for the world by sacrificing Jesus to remove the sins of those who accept Him
In reviewing the reading assignment, I believe when Paul says by righteousness, justification, and faith, he is speaking about the believing in God and the purpose of Jesus dying on the cross. Paul says that because Jesus’ voluntary death paid the price for all “lawbreakers”, stating, “through the law, I died to the law” (Harris, 2014 p.358). Paul suggested that the law of the Torah was irrelevant because we all will share, the God’s grace like never before, and if people believed that they would be judged based on following the law of the Torah, why did Christ die for our sins. Paul also says that it is our faith that equals righteousness and because of faith, not because of following the law, faith is the key to God’s divine approval (Harris,
Chapter Three STEPHEN (Acts 6:5-15; Acts 7:1-60) All that is known of Stephen is recorded in Acts chapters six and seven. The only other mention of him is in Acts 22:20 where Paul makes mention of his death. Anyway, almost everything that is said about Stephen occurred on one day of his life; the last.
Forgiveness is the act of pardoning a person(s) of an offense and ceasing to feel resentment towards them. It can be argued that the day the act of forgiveness was introduced to mankind, was when Adam and Eve first sinned in the Garden of Eden. Although it is not written in the Bible that Adam and Eve repented from their sins, sought forgiveness, studying the Book of Genesis further, it can be assumed that the action of forgiveness occurred because Cain and Abel (Adam and Eve’s sons) both made sacrifices to the Lord. The practice of sacrifice was done in thanksgiving and for the remission of sin or forgiveness, which would have been taught to them by their parents. God provided a way to seek forgiveness in the bloodshed of an animal. Beginning with the animals, God, himself, killed to provide the first garment to Adam and Eve to clothe their nakedness; thus, symbolizing the “covering” of their sin, as can be read in Genesis 3:21. Recognizing that the blood shed of an animal would never be sufficient enough to forgive man’s sinful nature, God provided the ultimate sacrifice, through the His son, Jesus Christ. The shedding of Christ’s death and resurrection is powerful enough to “wipe away” all sin and restore mankind to his spiritual life with the Lord. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Throughout the Bible God teaches that true forgiveness is a merciful act
8/16/2014 Can A Christian Backslide? Home Hell-Home Online Store About Us Sitemap Search here Apologetics | Audio & Video Latest Additions | Books | Church History | Death & Immortality Table of Contents | Church | Eschatology | Social Issues | Sermons 36 ShareTw eet Christian Life | Theological Greek-Hebrew Fonts Download Audio File Like | 0 19 Clinging to a Counterfeit Cross ____________by James P. Shelly ____________ CHAPTER ELEVEN Can A Christian Backslide? Audio and Voice-over provided by Truth According to Scripture.com (Click to Show/ Hide Audio
5.3.3 THE CROSS AS THE CENTRE OF REDEEMING GRACE AND LOVE Christology would not make sense without reconciliation and the shame of the cross that brought life eternal. The cross made redemption through the blood of Jesus available to all men and women who would come to Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. Deuteronomy talks of: “The curse of the law” (21:22-23). And in Galatians, Paul talks of: “Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree” (3:13). The cross was a shame to the Roman family as well as the Jewish family whose son or daughter had been hanged on the cross. Because of his love, Jesus decided to bear our shame and our death.