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No. 0     Original Topic:  Lord Jesus Christ was my Substitute - Because I believe in Him   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 10:04 AM   Viewed 379 times     
John 3.16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

II Corintians 5.21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Hebrews 9.21
Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Isaiah 58.4-5
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

I Peter 2.24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Lord Jesus Christ was my Substitute - Because I believe in Him   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 31, 2017 at 8:48 AM     
Subtitutionary Atonement


The substitutionary atonement refers to Jesus Christ dying as a substitute for sinners. The Scriptures teach that all men are sinners (Romans 3:9-18, 23). The penalty for our sinfulness is death. Romans 6:23 reads, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

That verse teaches us several things. Without Christ, we are going to die and spend an eternity in hell as payment for our sins. Death in the Scriptures refers to a “separation.” Everyone will die, but some will live in heaven with the Lord for eternity, while others will live a life in hell for eternity. The death spoken of here refers to the life in hell. However, the second thing this verse teaches us is that eternal life is available through Jesus Christ. This is His substitutionary atonement.

Jesus Christ died in our place when He was crucified on the cross. We deserved to be the ones placed on that cross to die because we are the ones who live sinful lives. But Christ took the punishment on Himself in our place—He substituted Himself for us and took what we rightly deserved. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

One more passage that talks about the substitutionary atonement is Isaiah 53:5. This verse talks about the coming Christ who was to die on the cross for our sins. The prophecy is very detailed, and the crucifixion happened just as it was foretold. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Notice the substitution. Here again we see that Christ paid the price for us!

We can only pay the price of sin on our own by being punished and placed in hell for all eternity. But God’s Son, Jesus Christ, came to earth to pay for the price of our sins. Because He did this for us, we now have the opportunity to not only have our sins forgiven, but to spend eternity with Him. In order to do this we must place our faith in what Christ did on the cross. We cannot save ourselves; we need a substitute to take our place. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement.

copied in part at: https://www.gotquestions.org/substitutionary-atonement.html
No. 2     Reply: Re: Lord Jesus Christ was my Substitute - Because I believe in Him   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 9:34 AM     
There is one primary reason, one primary plan, one primary purpose. Jesus came to suffer and to die, that’s why He came. Bethlehem happened so Calvary could happen.


He came to be our substitute for those whom would believe upon Him.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Lord Jesus Christ was my Substitute - Because I believe in Him   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 9:43 AM     
Sin or iniquity or lawlessness, is what has caused the need for atonement or reconciliation. Iniquity, sin, and lawlessness produce the opposite of atonement.They produce separation, not coming together. Sin separates and builds barriers between you and God and between you and other people.

He says that He will not hear, we have to understand this...it is not that He cannot hear, but because of sin, He will not hear you when you call His name.

God does not sin, so if there is a separation between a man and God; between you and God - then it is because you have done something displeasing within the kingdom. You are the one who is drifting away, however, to the human being, it seems as though God has gone far away, when He has not moved at all.

Salvation can easily and accurately be described as "being at one with God." As long as you are separated from God, you do not have salvation. When you are "at one" with God, it means that you are becoming like Him, that you are walking along the same path with Him and you have salvation in Him; that walking with Him is the life He gives you to serve Him only.

John 17.17-23
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
 
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
 
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
 
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Isaiah 59.1-2
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.