Providing His Son to Atone for Mankind's Sins

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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

God's work in Jesus

When speaking of "the blood of the covenant (Matt 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 21:20), Jesus knew that His crucifixion was required to meet the judicial requirements of atoning for mankind's sins and inaugurating the New Covenant.

Sacrificing His only Son Jesus is the supreme demonstration of God's loving steadfast commitment to the promises He made to Abraham.

Because the blood of Jesus expiates (covers) the sins of human beings, and Christ Himself is the place where propitiation takes place, God provides the only means through which man is totally and for all time forgiven - through faith in the atonement of His only Son Jesus Christ.

It is precisely this aspect of the Mosaic Covenant that Jesus Christ fulfills.

Aware of His Father's desire that His people know His ways and the history of His Father's loving commitment to the Abrahamic Covenant, Jesus speaks of God's ongoing labors:

Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent." (John 6:29)

Through faith in Jesus, one can become "God's own possession" and "His kingdom of priests and holy nation;" thus, enabling their entrance into the Land.

Despite the fact that the Mosaic Covenant was broken, God still provided the means to fulfill His promises to Abraham by providing His only Son Jesus Christ.

To learn more, see:

Divine Covenants… the King

Divine Covenants… the New Covenant

Series: The Doctrine on God
The Mosaic Covenant

Series: The Doctrine on God

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