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Through the death of Christ.
eousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Heb. 9: 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Jam. 2: 10 Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. [See 183.]
577. Redemption through the death or blood of Christ.
Lev. 17: 11 The life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar, to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Is. 53: 5 He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Mat. 20: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 26: 28 This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Jn. 3: 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. — 6: 51 The bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Ac. 20: 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Rom. 3: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood.-5: 8 God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 11 We also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
1 Cor. 5: 7 Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. - 15: 3 Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.
Gal. 3: 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Ep. 2: 13 In Christ Jesus, ye, who sometimes were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Heb. 9: 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having
Through the death of Christ.
obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 26 But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. -10: 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh.
1 Pet. 1: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ.-2: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.-3: 18 Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
1 Jn. 1: 7 If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
[Jn. 1: 29, and 10: 15. Gal. 1: 4, and 2: 20. 1 Tim. 1: 1.]
Efficacy of the Atonement.
578. Efficacy of the atonement, or "the Lord our righteousness.”
Is. 53: 6 The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Jer. 23: 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Dan. 9: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
Jn. 3: 17 God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.6: 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 55 My flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. — 10: 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.
Rom. 1: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 3: 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference. -5: 10 If when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 15 Not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift. For the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many
A perfect Redeemer-A ransom for all.
were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.—10: 3 They, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Ep. 5: 2 Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.
Ph. 3: 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
1 Jn. 4: 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [1 Jn. 3: 5.]
579. Redemption requires a perfect Redeemer.
Lev. 22: 19 Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. 20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
Mal. 1: 8 If ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
Heb. 7: 26 Such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
1 Pet. 1: 19 With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
580. The Redeemer "a ransom for all."
Jn. 1: 29 Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! -3: 17 God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.-4: 42 This is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
The Father's agency in- Peace with God.
Rom. 5: 18 As by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one. the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
2 Cor. 5: 14 The love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
1 Tim. 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Heb. 2: 9 We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
1 Jn. 2: 2 He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. [See 370.]
581. Agency of the Father in making atonement.
Is. 53: 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 10 It pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief.
Jn. 3: 16 God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting lfe.
Rom. 3: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation.
Gal. 4: 4 When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
1 Jn. 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
582. Redemption includes peace with God.
Rom. 5:1 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 10 For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
2 Cor. 5: 18 All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of