The Redemption of Christ
I believe the only hope for man’s salvation is the redemption purchased by Jesus Christ who came to save sinners. In Christ’s incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, he acted as our representative and substitute. On the cross, he canceled sin, satisfied God’s wrath, bore the full penalty of our sin, and reconciled to God all who believe in him. He did this so that we might become the righteousness of God, hence bringing justification to sinners. Justification is God’s declaration that sins are forgiven and Christ’s righteousness is credited to us. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. All who repent and trust in Christ and his finished work and reject their own works will be saved, will never all away, and will reign with Christ forever in their glorified bodies. All who reject Christ’s redemption will consciously suffer the wrath of God in hell forever.
Gen. 3:15; Isa. 52:13-53:12; Matt. 1:21; 16:21-26; 25:46; John 1:29; 3:1-8; 6:37; Rom. 3:23-31; 8:1-39; 1 Cor. 1:18-31; 15:12-58; 2 Cor. 5:17-20; 4:3; Gal. 2:20-21; 3:10-14; Eph. 2:1-10; Col. 1:13-14; 2:1-15; Thess. 1:10; 5:23-24; 2 Thess. 1:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:15; 2:5-6; Titus 3:5; Heb. 5:8-9; 9:23-28; 1 Pet. 1:3; 3:18; Rev. 21:1-22:5