Welcome, come submissively for Theology is an empty vessel without grace in the heart.

This is designed to be a Christ focused expository look at common questions and basic biblical and theological terms. I wish for us to examine in the simplest terms, so even I can comprehend, as they are expounded upon in the bible, answers to foundations of sound doctrine and look towards the single focus of glorifying God.

I pray that we come humblily to His Word and He opens our hearts to His message and blinds us to our ignorance. In Jesus name, Amen…

June 05, 2004

How is man redeemed?

The simple answer is the cross “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree” (Gal 3:13). I would most likely do well to stop at only that for this is the only message that saves a sinner and gives him peace. This is the only way of atonement for transgressions. There is only one way to be justified and seen righteous in God’s eyes.

So what is the cross? The cross is where Christ freely gave Himself. Redemption was an act of divine sovereignty. He voluntarily laid down His life for us (I John 3:16). He Himself gave His head to be crowned with thorns. He Himself gave His cheek to be shaved. He Himself gave His back to be beaten. He Himself gave His hands to be nailed to that tree. He Himself gave His side to be opened. He Himself gave His blood for our sins. The cross where our sins hung. Christ owned them. He carried them with Him that day and made everyone of them His (Heb 9:12). Could He hide them, no there were too many. Could He reject them, no justice must be served and the sins must be punished. And it was on that cross that those sins were punished and redeemed. The cross where we were delivered. Through the proprietary sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, the law and justice of God was satisfied (Rom 3:24-26).

(Gal 1:4) “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

The cross is the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ and is the central theme of the Holy Scriptures. It is the foundation of our faith, and the only hope we have of eternal life, salvation, and temporal peace.