Sunday, May 2, 2010

Satisfaction Guarantied

Christ was a propitiation for the the sins of the world. In Christ, satisfaction was made to the wrath of God for all the sins of His people. The Gospel is a statement of the aspects of this atonement.

1 Cor 15:3-4 "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,"

It is also important to include the ascension of Christ to the right hand of God where He sits and intercedes on behalf of those for whom He died. (Isa 53:12 and Hebrews 7-10).

The elect of God were in a very real sense experiencing everything in Christ as He accomplished this satisfaction.

Gal 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ"
Rom 6:8 - "we have died with Christ"
Col 2:12 - "having been buried with him in baptism"
Eph 2:6 - "and raised us up with him"
Eph 2:6 - " seated us with him in the heavenly places"

Being "in Christ" is one the most important doctrines that I am currently trying to get my head around. I want to comprehend the importance of this truth. This beautifully knits together so many essential doctrines. The incarnation, the deity of Christ, the substitutionary atonement, ect, ect. more to follow........

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