Leon Morris says, “Paul uses the concept of redemption primarily to speak of the saving significance of the death of Chris” (Morris 784). Christ offering himself is to be seen and interpreted in light of his obedience to God and not as payment to Satin or striking any deal with him. As a result of redemption, the deliverance is not only the forgiveness from sin (The Holy Bible 796) but also the newness of life on a spiritual level with oneness with God (The Holy Bible
Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
Christians today love others and serve God because of the desires of the Spirit. With the freedom in Christ, we are to love and not do what the flesh wants. No Christian is perfect, but by living and walking by the Spirit, we are freed from the condemnation of the law and of the
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God( 2 Cor. 5:18-21). These two passages would seem to be part of the sacrament's biblical foundation. The sacrament itself would seem to have come about as a result of the early Church's struggle to recognize that Baptism may forgive sin but it didn't end the str... ... middle of paper ... ... a form of reconciliation that reconciles the sinner with the whole Body of Christ, the Church. It would seem to me sense the early Church did not see all sins as needing the Sacrament of Penance there is no reason not to belief that venial sins are forgiven in other sacraments and rituals.
God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners he wants them to turn. If one dies and have not yet received Jesus Christ into their life and repented for all their sins then it is too late. “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin (Hebrew 10:26-27 NIV). Jesus is saying repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. God wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, the truth is Jesus Christ he is the way the truth and the life.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His son, purifies us from all sin.” 1st John 1:7. Jesus has saved me from my obvious blatant sins, secret sins, not so secret sins and sins that are buried so deep that they are secret from me and the sins that are future to me but present to you. In other words the blood of Jesus your Son purifies, gets rid of, takes away, annihilates ALL my sins; amazing grace indeed. Most amazing love, how can it be that you my God died for me?
8:1). Therefore, if we are justified there is no penalty to pay for sin and we are free to any charge of guilt or condemnation. Douglas Moo writes it beautifully, “Because we are justified by faith in conjunction with our union with Christ, we escape the sentence of spiritual death that out sins have justly earned. Transferred into the new regime of life, we no longer fear that our sins will ever condemn us.” Justification by faith also occurred in the Old Testament. Psalm 37:5-6 says, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Through his perfection, he was able to make the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Christ was then able to present man “holy and blameless and irreproachable” before God. Man does not need to do anything else to gain that gift of salvation except to continue in the faith and hold steadfast to the hope of the gospel. This principle is validated by the historical context of this passage, as seen by the archeological finds in the Lycus Valley, in which Colossae was located. In that area, archeologists found amulets inscribed with prayers to angels, asking for protection against evil spirits.
Peter for example was sure that since he had given-up everything for the Lord that he should be guaranteed a place in heaven or a special reward. God does not reward faithfuln... ... middle of paper ... ...a price and therefore when we drink from the cup we acknowledge that we agree with the death sentence upon our old life. The cup represents forgiveness of sin, justification, and deliverance from death. After Christ’s resurrection the bread symbolizes, righteousness, obedience, character development and that we shall walk in love, the cup symbolizes life, blessing, promises in the word and God meeting all our needs. When we live by the Word of God and love one another, forgive, and be merciful and kind to one another, do not practice and eye for and eye but pray for the ones who wrong us or misuse us.
(Rom 6:23) Not only do we deserve death but because of our sin mankind is in opposition to God to the point that “God’s wrath burns against you and me” (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015, p133). Nothing we can do will ever bring about a right relationship with God. However, God provided an atonement for our sin and through the death of Jesus upon the cross, and by His sacrifice, we are shown mercy. (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015). Through this act of love, we are reconciled to God and spared from eternal separation (Towns, 2002).