Salvation is NOT a plan, but A Person

30 06 2013

Christ is THE Atoner in whom God reconciles the world to Himself; He is THE Mediator by whom God and man are brought together; He is THE Propitiator through whose voluntary sacrifice the sorrowing love of God finds relief, and man finds access to God; He is THE Redeemer who gives Himself a ransom for all, to effect their release from the guilt and power of sin; He is THE Saviour who by the sacrifice of Himself brings deliverance to the human race. Salvation is in Him, and not in something which He has done and put to the credit of others. “He is the propitiation for our sins.” “In whom we have redemption through His blood.” We are justified freely by God’s grace “through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.”

In these sample texts the emphasis is plainly put upon what Christ IS, rather than upon what He has done; upon Him as THE DOER rather than upon “His work,” as something separate from Him. His sacrifice was not something extraneous to Himself, it was Himself. We need to revisit what we have taught concerning this! We must point people not to  a plan of salvation, but to a LIVING PERSON.



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