Jesus did not die to give us Christmas, Easter, something to do on
Sundays, or to promote a PASSION movie on His suffering. His death
accomplished the greatest events in the history of our universe.
a. Meaning: Christ died in the place of sinners.
b. Scriptures to consider: 2 Corinthians. 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18.
c. Results: (1) Sins are removed by Christís substitution.
(2) The righteousness of Christ is added to sinners.
a. Meaning: (1) To pay the ransom price
(2) To effect a full release
b. Scriptures to consider: 2 Peter 2:1; Matt. 20:28.
c. Results. Sin is paid for and the sinner (turned believer) is free
from the consequences of sin.
a. Meaning: Man's state of alienation from God is changed so that he
is able to be saved and to stand before God just as if he had never
b. Scriptures to consider: Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19.
c. Results: Reconciliation with God has taken place because of
Christ. Sinful man must accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Saviour to be reconciled and thus saved.