The Propitiation for our sins!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

There is a penalty for sin and that is death!  Each and every one of us was born into sin, with a sin nature, separated from God.  It wasn’t always that way, in fact God created Adam and Eve to live a sinless life.  During that time they walked with God daily in the Garden of Eden, carefree and without worry or doubt, without the knowledge of good and evil, without even knowing what sin was!

It wasn’t until both Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they knew about sin, about good and evil.

Genesis 2:17

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

After this not only did they gain knowledge, but they also must pay the penalty for their sin!  Not only them, but for all of their descendants as well, this includes every person who has ever lived.

We will all die (unless we are raptured first), this is a consequence of sin.  We don’t just die physically, but we are also born spiritually dead, also a result of the first sin Adam and Eve committed.  Once again, not the way God intended for it to be.

The penalty for sin is death, physical death and spiritual death.  Every person deserves Hell, they deserve death.  None of us deserve heaven, none of us are worthy to be called children of God, it is God’s grace that saves us from spiritual death, saves us from what we really deserve!

It is only faith in God that saves, only by truly believing in the Son of God, Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior that gives you a new spirit and eternal life!  Why is that?

Because, there must be a payment for our sin, and the payment for sin is death.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The wages of sin is death, another meaning is the payment of sin is death, it requires a sacrifice of death to pay for our sin debt.  That’s why the Jews have sacrificed unblemished lambs for the atonement of their sins.  However, this was merely a foreshadowing of things to come, a shadow of the only true atonement for our sins, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ on the cross!

The only sacrifice for our sins must be death, and it must be given by a sinless person, an unblemished person.  That person must take our place in death and in Hell.  Jesus Christ did both!  He took upon Himself all of our sins, He died for us, in our place, then He descended into Hell, also taking our place there for us so that we wouldn’t have to go!  Then He ascended from Hell, conquering both death and Hades!  He arose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He rules and reigns the universe next to God His Father.

If you have children, then most of you would more than likely take their place if they had to endure pain and suffering, or if they lost their life you would probably have given yours in their place.  This is what Jesus Christ has done for us!  He gave His life so that He could save ours!  He went to Hell for us so that we wouldn’t have to!

If Jesus only died on the cross and did not arise from the dead, then Christianity would have never even begun in the first place!  But He did!

God gives us His grace, and that is the saving grace of Jesus Christ!  Jesus has the power to save, He is the propitiation for all of our sins.  He is the only way to pay our sin debt, other than that we are all destined for death and Hell!  Faith in Jesus Christ means that we not only believe these things about Him, but that we also turn our lives over to Him, that we accept Him as our God!

The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross is more than just a sacrifice of life, it is life itself!  It is eternal life with God, it is power, glory, and honor to our Father in heaven!

When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, then we are replacing our life with His, we are putting on new life, we are both conquering and conquerors!  All of our sins are washed clean, separated from us as far as the East is from the West, that is infinity!  We are seen in the eyes of our Father in heaven as if He is seeing His Son Jesus Christ, holy, righteous, and pure!

If you do not yet know Jesus Christ, then what are you waiting for?  If what I am saying is the truth, and it is, then why would you want to spend eternity in Hell?!

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior now!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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5 comments

  1. Justice

    Thank you for sharing the first part of Salvation, Justification by faith alone. The thief on the cross was justified by faith alone. He did not need Baptism, obedience to God’s law as a demonstration to Satan and fallen angels(demons) that Satan lied when he rebelled in heaven, God’s Law is not grievous, it can be kept by us who have been justified/saved. We are able to do it through Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

    The second part sanctification is important as it is Christ imparted righteousness to us who have been justified. In our daily life as saved Christians we are sanctified through Christ.

    The third part of our Salvation is Glorification/perfection. Christ when he comes for us he will not come for anyone who has unconfessed sins, only sinless, perfect Christians. Perfection also is through Jesus.

    Let us keep walking in truth, not boasting of anything but Christ Jesus our Saviour

  2. Anonymous

    Sounds easy doesn’t it? I have met and talked with a few very old people recently in their 80’s- 90’s and I find it incredulous and wonder how so many live to such a very old age and still do not get this. So many went to Sunday School some even taught in Sunday School but don’t have an enduring faith still believing they have been good enough . Some have some sort of involvement with Church or have close family members or friends that are very active in the local church yet they still have not heard this True Gospel message explained in a way like you have laid out. They seemingly have never called on The name of Jesus at anytime in their life, yet they have all gone through the last war and no doubt had many occasions to think about life and death. I read in the news the other week of a man who drowned trying to save His daughter in the sea , unfortunately, he became so exhausted trying to save her he was swept out to sea and was heard calling out to His wife for help just before He drowned, this was in his desperation because there was nothing she could do as was so very far away from him on the beach. I have read of people surviving bomb scares and terrorist attacks or escaping from fires, car accidents etc but when asked what their thoughts were they said something like ‘well I thought this is it, I am going to die’ and then they thought of their family and loved ones and they were busy sending texts if they possibly could. I wonder if they could just text God instead of talking to Him it would be better for them, why doesn’t anyone that I have heard of in these situations say I prayed?
    I know it is a work of Grace and the god of this world has blinded their minds but I am still amazed. I pray the very old ones that I have met that heard the true Gospel message will be amongst the ones that go late into the vinyards to work for The Lord but will get the same wages as the ones that went in earlier…….. Free Gift of Eternal life! I hope so!

    God Bless!
    Maranatha!
    Christine

    • Gordon King

      Thanks for your comment Christine!

      It does amaze me to this very day that so many people go to church and read the bible yet they do not know the Lord.

      And like you said, so many people tell of near death experiences who never did call out to God for help. This is the first thing that I do when I find myself in trouble, and even when I am not! Perhaps those that perished, if they did call out to God would they still be here today? I have been in some very dire situations in my life and I did call out to God for help, and He did save me miraculously!

      I don’t think that even many Christians truly understand just what it is that God did for us. That He gave His own life to save ours, that He spent time in Hell so that we wouldn’t have to, that’s how much He loves us! He has given us a way out, thrown us a life line, it is up to each one of us to reach out and grab it.

      God Bless! Maranatha!

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