p.2 Did Jesus die for our sin?
Sin and Death
Now let’s see what the Bible says about sin and His death and see if these are limited verses as this article claims.
First we have the sacrifices From Adam onward that were directly related to sins being forgiven (temporarily), cleansed making us not guilty, so that we are not to be judged before a Holy God who must PUNISH sin.
Heb. 13:11 “For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin”
Heb. 9:18 “Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.” V.22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”
Unless the sin is paid by blood (the death of the animal in the Old Testament) there is no cleansing. Blood from an animal sacrificed was to cover sin, until the next sacrifice was needed. In the New Covenant it is to do much more.
The Old Testament Principle is without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. The new covenant is enacted by the pure and holy ones blood, Heb. 9:2, 26. It is through Jesus Himself being both priest and sacrifice.
Heb. 13:11 “ For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin.”
1 John 1:8 “ the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
The article says “No matter how hard you search, you will not find a single passage in the entire Bible that says anything about Jesus paying the penalty for our sins.
…not that His death was a substitute or penalty because of our sins. His death did not scrub us clean of the sins we would commit in the future.”
As already shown He became our substitution as God punished him in our place and we were bought back out of the slave market of sin.
1 Cor. 6:20 For you were bought at a price.”1 Cor. 7:23 You were bought at a price.” That price was Jesus giving his life to set you free.
Acts 20:28 “ shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”
The article claims Jesus “paid the price” isn’t found in the Bible. Looks like we found what isn’t there!
Now let’s if this next statement in the article is true “ they only point to Jesus' death somehow being related to our sins, but not that His death was a substitute or penalty because of our sins .”
Nowhere does Scripture say believers pay for their own sins, we are told when we believe we will not be judged because we arte forgiven
John 5:24 “ 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.”
Rom. 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
2 Cor. 5:19 that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them ”
Col 1:14 “ in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins .”
The concept of redemption means the debt was paid. This was done by his sacrifice.
It has been and will always be the blood of Christ that cleanses sin and its stain of guilt on our conscience. Hebrews 9:15 tells us that Christ is the “Mediator of the New Covenant by means of his death.”
The article states, “Jesus didn’t take the sins on Himself to set each of us free. It was only to open a pathway for us to forgive for them.”
Then “he who the sons sets free is free indeed” become null and void.
Rom. 6:6 “ knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.”
Heb. 9:26-27 “ He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”
He as the high priest of the new covenant died for OUR sin.
Matt 26:28 " For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. ” (Mark 14:24)
Acts 26:18 that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me .'
When one is justified it is described as a legal declaration in court of not guilty, as if they never sinned, is applied when we respond to His pardon by believing the gospel. Our sanctification process changes us daily to sin less and become more like Jesus. And our glorification has us changed permanently (by the resurrection or rapture), where we are no longer are sinful but sinless and immortal. All of this is because Jesus died for our sin.
He was our ransom, a sacrifice, a substitution. These were vicarious, in that He took our place and the demand of the law was met by his actions.
Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” This will not be fully completed until our glorification
This Scripture qualifies the meanings of ransom, redemption, propitiation and I can stop here, but I won’t…
Heb. 9:12 “ Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption .”
1 Peter 1:18-19 “ knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
Redeemed has many meanings among them it means we were taken out of the slavery of sin to serve another because his blood bought us, cleanses us. That it is superior then any animals blood that was sacrificed by man.
The concept of redemption has within it the meaning of ransom. Men are under the curse of the law (Gal. 3:13) and sin (Rom. 7:2) until we are bought back and released. Redemption - Gr. apolutroosis is (the act of) ransom in full, i.e. (figuratively) riddance, or the remission of. It is our being released from the transgressions - redemption is by the blood of his Son.
Paid with his life to cleanse us from sin
I Jn. 1:7 “ 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 cleanses us from all sin .” And the blood keeps cleansing…
Rev 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood ,
All of these Scriptures speak of his blood and what it does.
1 John 3:5-6 “ And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. ” The Bible is explicit in its message of what Jesus did at his crucifixion. There is no penalty when sin is removed. Being responsible or cleansed are two very different facets.
And there are so many more Scriptures that are connected to these that present overwhelming proof that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins.
Liberals diminish sin and doctrine of Christ’s sacrifice of death in favor for their own ideas. The whole body of Scripture speaks of the blood, a sacrifice that redeemed us to God. The Gospel is Christ crucified for our sin.
Acts 10:43 “ whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."
We are redeemed (brought back from sin) by blood. Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins (1 Pet. 1:18-19; Col. 1:14; Rom. 5:9-11).
Rom. 6:10-12 “ For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Heb. 10:16-18 " 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," then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin .” Just as Scripture says Christ died once for all.
The atonement is a provision made by Jesus for all who come by faith. Romans 5:6-10 “ For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us .” “ Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life .”
At the end of the article this author says the opposite that was said prior,
“Jesus did die to save us from our sins, but it wasn't a moment that wiped us clean from all responsibility. Instead, the Bible says that Jesus came to take away our sins (John 1:29), so that we would no longer be sinners. … We are still responsible for what sins we commit, but by turning to Jesus we now have a way to take that weight off of our shoulders.”
The article prior makes the point that Jesus did not pay for our sins, the substitute or penalty of our sin, and then says he died to save us from our sins, to take away sin! Seems to be a real disconnect.
2 Cor. 5:19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
If his crucifixion does not pay for our sins, than the sins of those 2,000 years ago and those today cannot be forgiven and cleansed.
1 John 2:1-2 And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world .”
Ephesians 1:7 “ In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. ”
We being responsible is very different than being judged for sin or as the author stated, that we will pay for our sins, which means Christ Jesus did not. If he did not pay for our sins then we cannot be forgiven, cleansed or be let into heaven where he resides.
1 Cor. 1:18 “ The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.” Saved from what? The penalty of sin. How? By the requirement of sin to be paid.
The Gospel Message
God's standard is perfection, no human being can achieve this because we are sinful in our nature, thoughts and actions. God is perfect in all his ways and he is also just and cannot overlook our sin. Because we are sinful and willfully rebel against God we justly deserve punishment.
John 3:18 says we are already condemned because of our current sinful state. What God wants to do is rescue us from our sure destination that the prior verses (v.16-17) says why he sent his son. We are on our way to a permanent separation from God and his blessings that we now enjoy such as, the air, the flowers, food, enjoying life, the experience of love from people, sharing our thoughts and feelings, even our abilities and talents are all from God. These are all basic blessings from God that we all now enjoy and use.
Scripture says " every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father…" Jesus Christ is Gods perfect gift, He has come to save sinners. God’s love and mercy was initiated by God himself. He came to set us free from the bondage (chains) and affect that sin has on us. Titus 2:11 " For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men."
God "so loved" us that he sent Jesus (Jn.3:16). He came to die for you and I by taking our penalty of judgment in our place. God’s wrath against sin was poured out on him. He was completely innocent, sinless but took our punishment for sin to redeem us by his blood and death, he carried it away. He died and three days later he was alive again and lives forevermore. And gives those who believe this eternal life, to be with him and all those who believe forever. That is what he offers us through the message of the gospel that requires us to believe.