4. How can Jesus save me from my sins?
Jesus Christ is one with God and yet became human by being born of a virgin. Through virgin birth, He is both God and man. Without having an earthly father, Jesus Christ was born without a sinful nature. He did what none of us could do; He lived the perfect life--without ever sinning. (Luke 2:40,52; 23:39-41)
But when Jesus Christ died, He died as a sinner and suffered not only the rejection of men but also the rejection of God the Father. (Matthew 27:43-46; Isaiah 53:3-11)
In death, Jesus Christ became our substitute and died our death to pay for the penalty of our sins. (Romans 5:6-8; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Peter 2:24: 3:18)
II Cor. 5:21 - For he (God) hath made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The Lord Jesus Christ not only died for our sins, but He also rose from the dead to become our Living Savior, the Mediator between God and man, our advocate before God the Father, the One who ever lives to make intercession for us. (Romans 5:10; 8:31-34; I Timothy 2:3-6; Hebrews 5:8,9; I John 2:1,2)
The death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ has provided for all mankind a complete and total salvation:
- His death upon the cross was for all mankind - everyone, everywhere. (Romans 3:22; II Corinthians 5:14, 15)
- His death upon the cross is the payment for all our sins (past, present, and future). (Acts 13:38, 39; I Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 10:10,12,14,17)
- By His death, He has provided the redemption (the payment of the price for our salvation), and by His death He has become our Redeemer (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 1:7; Titus 2:14)
- By His death, He is the propitiation (the satisfying payment for our sins) to God the Father. (Romans 3:25; I John2:1,2; 4:9,10)
- His death paid for our sins and His resurrection has become the means for our justification (a sinful person being declared righteous before a Holy God). (Romans 3:24,26; 5:1,8,9)
- Through His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus Christ has taken away our sins and has given His righteousness (the righteousness of God) to all who believe in Him and in His blood. Upon faith, the righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed (put to the account) of the believer. (Romans 4:3,21-25; 5:17-21)
- So then the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has provided the total solution for all of man's problems before God. Our sins are taken away, perfect righteousness is imputed to us, and sinful man is declared righteous before a Holy God. Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ has provided it all. He has provided the means of reconciling us back to God. (Romans 5:10)