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God Is All Just

God Is All Just

“For I, the LORD, love justice…” Is 61:8

“But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to each person according to his deeds: For there is no partiality with God.” ‭‭Rom ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭6‬, ‭11‬

God is perfectly Holy and Just. Each person will receive what’s due to them at the end of their life.

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Everyone Is Owed Death

Everyone Is Owed Death

Death is separation from God. The severing of the connection to life, and God is life.

“For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;” ‭‭Jn 5‬:‭26‬

“Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” ‭‭Jn‬ ‭14‬:‭6‬

And we receive death as our payment for sin.

“For the wages of sin is death…” Rom 6:23

And EVERYONE receives this payment because all have sinned.

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” ‭‭Rom‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬

Essentially, we’re in debt to God and we owe our own life.

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Jesus Christ Lived A Perfect Life

Jesus Christ Lived A Perfect Life

“…and in Him there is no sin.” ‭‭1 Jn‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬

“…Him who knew no sin …” ‭‭2 Cor ‭5‬:‭21‬

“who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth” ‭‭1 Pet‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬

“…but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭15‬

Jesus Christ lived without ever sinning, meaning He is not in debt. He is not owed death, but He is owed life! He is the only one worthy of eternal life and fellowship with The Father. And He chose this behavior, He isn’t just a robot programmed by The Father.

”…not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” ‭‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭38‬

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Rather, his entire life was an offering and one of willing obedience to God's will. Therefore, his willingness was a conscious decision to fulfill not his own will, but the will of the one who sent him.

MARK JONES

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Christ Willingly Took Our Sin Upon Himself To Cover Our Debt

Christ Willingly Took Our Sin Upon Himself To Cover Our Debt

Christ, on the cross, took our debt upon Himself. All of it, for everyone. He took OUR wages of death so we don’t have to.

“But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him...” ‭‭Is ‭53‬:‭5‬

“and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness” ‭‭1 Pet‬ ‭2‬:‭24‬

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf...” ‭‭2 Cor ‭5‬:‭21‬

This concept is all over in the New Testament. These are just a few examples to show the concept that Jesus took our sin.

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Jesus Overcame Death Because Th Father Raised Him From The Dead

Jesus Overcame Death Because Th Father Raised Him From The Dead

Jesus Christ died with our sin on His shoulders, but He did not stay dead! God raised Him from the dead, on the third day therefore stamping out the power death has over human souls. We can be free from the chains of death because Christ conquered death.

“Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,” ‭‭Heb‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬

“and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.” ‭‭Rev 1‬:‭18‬

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More About Beating Death

More About Beating Death

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”‭‭1 Cor‬ ‭15‬:‭55‬-‭57‬

“but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬

“The last enemy that will be abolished is death.” ‭‭1 Cor‬ ‭15‬:‭26

Jesus Christ has power over death.

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Good News

Good News

You can have the same power over death! Here is the last half of many verses you’ve read earlier:

“But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” Is‬ ‭53‬:‭5‬

“and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” ‭‭1 Pet‬ ‭2‬:‭24‬

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor‬ ‭5‬:‭21

We can tap into this power!

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We Share In His Righteousness

We Share In His Righteousness

When Christ died on the cross, He gave us the opportunity to swap righteousness with Him in the sight of God. We have ALL sinned and become imperfect in the eyes of a perfectly holy and just God. We can’t harmonize with Him, fellowship with Him, etc. if we are imperfect. But if Christ advocates for us and says “I paid their debt with my perfection,” then we can be reconciled into relationship with God.

“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,” ‭‭2 Cor‬ ‭5‬:‭18‬

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More About Justification

More About Justification

“being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;” ‭‭Rom‬ ‭3‬:‭24

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor‬ ‭5‬:‭21

There’s plenty that you’ll discover as you read the Bible

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You Can Share In This Righteousness!

You Can Share In This Righteousness!

If you believe in Christ and turn away from your own way of living and towards His, you’ll be grated eternal life alongside Christ. You’ll be rereconciled to Him and be in relationship with Him.

“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”We ‭‭2 Cor‬ ‭5‬:‭18‬-‭19‬

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You Can Be Saved!

You Can Be Saved!

To be saved, you must believe in your heart and confess that Jesus is Lord and live it out. The. You’ll be justified and reconciled with Christ.

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭9‬-‭10‬

““For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” ‭‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭16

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So Why Did Christ Have To Die?

In sum, Christ had to die because our penalty was death. What we were owed was death. He took on OUR loan of death and paid back all of our death debt.

Read the Gospels, turn from your sin and rely on Christ today.

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CURATED BY

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“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.””

CURATOR'S NOTE

A lot of people say “God killed Himself” or “God murdered His own Son” as a sort of objection towards Christianity. The idea is that if God is All-Powerful, could He not simply bring us into Heaven to be with Him and not have to kill Jesus? I’ll try to answer that question for you.

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