The Sinless Lamb of God Without Defect --
Our Passover Lamb Has Been Slain

Dan Corner

Our Ransom Sacrifice and Atonement

Jesus, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed (1 Cor.5:7), but what does that mean for humanity? It's all connected to the name Jesus:
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. (Mat 1:21)
Then we have more truth with this:
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
Jesus' ranson sacrifice is all about sin and the high-costing, one and only remedy for sin -- the precious blood of the sinless Lamb of God given for our redemption and justification. Jesus was the only person, who ever lived who could qualify to be the ransom sacrifice:
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! (Rom 5:9,10)
Jesus' random sacrifice was not a perfect man for a perfect man, as the Jehovah's Witnesses wrongly say. Adam wasn't perfect, because he sinned. Jesus is both deity and man, so he is much more than just a perfect man. Our precious Savior gave his life for every person:
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)
Paul wrote:
...the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:13,14)
Did you notice how Christians are described as eager to do what is good? Can you relate to that? We Christians have been bought and are now God's property (Rom. 14:8; Gal. 5:24; etc.).

Our Redemption Was Bought and Paid In Full By The Savior

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Pet 1:18,19)
Peter, who wrote that, did NOT believe Mary is co-redeemer with Jesus, as Roman Catholicism heretically teaches. Pope John Paul II was very open and unscriptural about that and his Mariolatry.
Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. (Heb 2:11)
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. (Eph 2:13)
Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes--who are they, and where did they come from?" I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Rev 7:13,14)
who gave himself as a ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time. (1 Tim 2:6)
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil-- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Heb 2:14,15)
When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. (Heb 9:11,12)
Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. (Heb 9:26)
And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. (Heb 13:12)
And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. (Rev 5:9)
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Col 1:20)
Jesus bought us Christians with his precious blood (1 Pet. 1:18,19), which set us free from our sin addictions (Rom. 6:22 cf. Rev. 1:5b) and makes us holy (Heb.2:11). His blood shed on the cross (Col. 1:20) obtained eternal redemption for us (Heb. 9:12). The lion of the tribe of Judah has already triumphed (Rev. 5:5). It is finished. Jesus our loving and great Redeemer reigns on with the Father. It's because of JESUS that our glorious eternal future in PARADISE is awaiting the overcomers:
...Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Rev 2:10,11)
God bought us with his blood, reflecting the deity of Christ:
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)

Find Out Why Eternal Security is Demonic

Imputed Righteousness, But Not Eternal Security

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor 5:21)
Jesus is our righteousness and more:
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." (1 Cor 1:30,31)
The once saved always saved twisted version of imputed righteousness is a license to sin. Many people are in grave error and danger by not knowing our righteous standing in Christ can change and be negated:
If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud." (2 Pet 2:20-22)
If a Christian gets disowned by Jesus for disowning him (Mt. 10:33) or get cut off from Christ the Vine over fruitlessness (Jn. 15:1-6) or expelled from Christ's body over lukewarmness (Rev. 3:16), he surely doesn't remain righteous:
See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. IF it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us--even eternal life. (1 John 2:24,25)
By this gospel you are saved, IF you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)

Spiritual Tragedies

Righteousness

Paul's question for you:
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? (Rom 6:16)
Remember that verse and these:
I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. (Rom 6:19)
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Rom 6:20-22)
Writing often about the high-costing redemption and random sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, Paul told Timothy:
...do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. (1 Tim 5:22)
That's God's advice for all Christians after the cross. Keep yourself pure. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) Dear family in Christ, PARADISE is ahead. Fight the good fight like you never have. You have to endure to the end for salvation (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11). Keep following Jesus. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood (Heb 12:4). Run your personal race to get the prize (1 Cor 9:24b). Make the rest of your life count for God and lay up treasures for yourself in heaven.

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