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Believers frequently take without any consideration the nice act of salvation supplied to us by means of the paintings of Jesus Christ. starting with the outdated testomony sacrifices and the prophecies that foreshadowed Christ, authors Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington consultant believers throughout the biblical assessment of Christ's atonement. the good alternate is helping believers see how the previous testomony practices tie in with the recent testomony dialogue of Christ's nice paintings of salvation. As believers paintings via those rules, they'll start to realize that even supposing we deserve condemnation and punishment from a holy God, he has given us the chance to event his nice riches via his Son, Jesus Christ. The transparent gospel message provided during the complete e-book bargains an excellent appreciation of Christ for believers and a chance for salvation for unbelievers.

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We see the second part of the Great Exchange in the latter half of the verse: “so that in [Christ] we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21b). Once they are in Christ, sinners become the righteousness of God, because God credits (imputes) Christ’s perfect righteousness to them. In the eyes of God, these sinners have fulfilled the requirement of the law because the Sinless One fulfilled the law on their behalf by his perfect life and obedient death on the cross; they are, in effect, clothed in Christ’s righteousness (see the foreshadow of this in Isa.

To redeem man” (Gal. 4:4–5). He took on flesh and blood that “through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Heb. 2:14b). He “appeared . . to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b). And he “came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15b). Much more than merely a sinless man, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, embodies the union of the two natures, possessing all-sufficient value and validity. Jesus Christ, the Godman, was, therefore, the perfect sacrifice.

The Bible clearly shows these two sides: “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. 5:21). The concept of imputed righteousness is so vital to our understanding of the atonement that we devote an entire chapter to the subject (see chapter 6). 7) Restoration of the offender. The old covenant sacrifices were the God-appointed means for restoring the relationship between sinners and the Almighty. Correspondingly, for those whose sins are covered by the blood of Christ’s great atonement, though once distant and separated from God they are now intimate: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph.

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