April 14, 2006

Jesus Died for Our Sins

by @ 1:01 pm. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

Today is Good Friday. Although it is the day of a tragic event. About 2000 years ago God had to come in the form of man which we know as Jesus Christ. He had to sacrifice himself for the sins we committed against him. If not for this act, much of humanity would never have a means of redemption from sin. On what is known as Palm Sunday, God’s original chosen people the Jews felt Christ was coming to physically destroy their enemies. Some were disappointed that Christ came for a spiritual victory, which is the greater battle. In Christ’s death he provided access to God to all humanity, both Jews and Gentiles. (Gentiles are all non-Jews.) For this reason all who sin now have a means for salvation through Jesus Christ. And all humanity, both Jew and Gentile is born into sin, so all have to accept Christ in order to be saved. God loved humanity so much, that he expanded the means for access to all who will believe.

After Judas betrayed Jesus, he (Jesus) was crucified. Today some are trying to use false doctrine to legitimize Judas. But even Matthew records that Judas knew he was not acting as a hero in turning Christ over for death. It was a betrayal of the Lord, that Judas himself was unable to live with.

Matthew 27:3-10 (New King James Version)

3) Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4) saying, ?I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.?
And they said, ?What is that to us? You see to it!?

5) Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

6) But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, ?It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.?

7) And they consulted together and bought with them the potter?s field, to bury strangers in.

8) Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

9) Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, ?And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced,

10) and gave them for the potter?s field, as the LORD directed me.?

Judas sinned against the Lord, but God knew this would happen and used it as the means of sacrifice, to save man (humanity) from sin. Fire & Hammer has more about the modern day spin regarding Judas.

Many were not able to understand why Christ came and likewise when he was on the cross many could not understand that either.

Matthew 27:32-54 (New King James Version)

32) Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross.

33) And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,

34) they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.

35) Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

? They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.?

36) Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there.

37) And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him:


38) Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.

39) And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads

40) and saying, ?You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.?

41) Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said,

42) ?He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.

43) He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ?I am the Son of God.??

44) Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.

45) Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.

46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ?Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?? that is, ?My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me??

47) Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, ?This Man is calling for Elijah!?

48) Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.

49) The rest said, ?Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.?

50) And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

51) Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,

52) and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

53) and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

54) So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, ?Truly this was the Son of God!?

By the time that day was over, some finally realized that Jesus is the son of God. And the true victory came when Christ was risen from the dead with all power given unto him. When Christ was on the cross accepting the weight of all humanity’s sin, God the Father had to turn from him. Christ was left and asking why he had been forsaken. But upon resurrection after conquering death, hell and the grave Jesus was fully restored with all power and now sits at the right hand of the father. One God that had to give directly of himself, deny himself as part of him took on the weight of our sins and then restore himself with all power.

This is an amazing act that we did not deserve. God will not be floating by prior to judgement to perform such feats for man again. The door is open for all who wish to accept Christ as their savior and believe he was born of a virgin, died on the cross and resurrected on the 3rd day.

Please take this opportunity to believe and accept Christ as your personal savior. Then visit your local church to be baptized and show the world you are redeemed from sin. Because while the opportunity has existed for about 2000 years now, you only have your own short physical life span to make the decision and allow the Lord to bring eternal life to your soul.

2 Responses to “Jesus Died for Our Sins”

  1. eucher Says:

    Thanks for a great article. I rewatched The Passion of the Christ on Friday and plan to every Good Friday. As hard as it is to watch, it is important to me to really think about what Christ went through to save us. I had a Jewish friend say he can’t believe Christians treat Christmas as more important than Easter. He said “Even we Jews know that Easter is the big one!” Let’s remember the big one this year.

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