Redemption Through His Blood   2 comments

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Above:  The Crucifixion (1622), by Simon Vouet (1590-1649)

Eph. 1, 7

1.  Because of his sin the penalty–condemnation of the law–rested upon man.  Had offended God’s justice.  He was enslaved and doomed.  He or a suitable substitute must suffer the penalty or God would make void the law.  Love yearned over him & wisdom found the plan.

2.  Jesus died for him.  Thus met God’s sense of justice–law.  His blood redeems–atones.  He, not another, is our Redeemer.  “No other name given.”  “It is he that shall save his people.”

3.  He is the Saviour of all men.  “Tasted death for every man.”  “Gave himself a ransom for all.”  “Will have all men to be saved.”  “Is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world.”  No sin unatoned for, no sinner left out.  Yet those may perish for whom Christ died–1 Cor. 8, 11.  Hence:

4.  It is conditioned in application.  Man must repent and live, or it all avails him nothing.  “He is the Saviour of all men, especially of them that believe.”  Man in time not God in eternity limits the atonement.  If you will repent and believe he will forgive and cleanse your soul.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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