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Acts 14:7

In acts_14_7 on February 19, 2008 at 8:10 pm

In Hebrews 10:19-22 we read, “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean…” Christianity is the only major faith whose core belief is in a person. The person of Jesus Christ. If Jesus was not a man, than the entire doctrine of substitutionary atonement falls apart. Substitutionary atonement is a theological way of saying God requires shed blood for sin (Leviticus 17:11) and that Jesus was our substitute on the cross. This is what we mean when we say Jesus paid for our sins, we mean that Jesus shed his blood and became our substitute sacrifice. He took our place on the cross.

So when we peer into the gospel we see that Jesus died the death that saved all who would believe. Could any man have done this? Could anyone else have been this substitutionary atonement that we’re talking about? The Bible clearly states that this would not be possible, no other sacrifice would be pleasing to God (Hebrews 5:9). But I also humbly offer this to you, would you trust anyone else to do it? Your eternal life depends on God’s atonement and your justification to Him, would you trust anyone other than God Himself to accomplish this?

“And there they continued to preach the gospel” – Acts 14:7

Each Tuesday a different reflection on the gospel and its continual effect on our lives

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