Point of Salvation 14

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Point of Salvation
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Last week I mentioned that the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, in and of itself, did not save people.  It is your belief
or faith in Jesus and God that brings salvation.  Let me try to clarify after reading the following scriptures.

Isaiah 53:6  …  and the Lord has laid on him the iniquities (sins) of us all.

2 Corinthians 6:21  God made him who had no sin, to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteous-
ness of God.

1 Peter 2:24  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.

These scriptures imply that Jesus took all the sins of all the people through out history and put them on or in his
body.  Is this even possible?

Sin is an “act” committed by personal choice.  It is a “behavior or activity” that does not meet God’s 
standard.  A behavior or action cannot be transferred onto or into another person.  Jesus did not ab-
sorb or morph the sinful actions of the world through out history inside him.  This would contradict
Peter saying Jesus died a perfect lamb.

1 Peter 1:19  “but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.”

This scripture declares that Jesus was crucified and died as a perfect lamb.  He could not have literally been made
sin.  Therefore, the 3 scriptures above must mean something else.

Leviticus 16:20-22  When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting and
the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat.  He is to lay both hands on the head of the goat and confess 
over it the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites- all their sins- and put them on the goat’s head.

Aaron symbolically laid the sins of the Israelites on the goats head.  In the same symbolic way, God
laid the sins of the world on or in Jesus.  So the question becomes, what did Jesus take on the cross?

Isaiah 53:5  “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that
brought us peace was upon him.

Jesus actually took the judgement for our sins.  He took the anguish, the pain, the suffering for our 
sins.  He took the penalty for our sins which is “separation from God.”  This was evident in  
Mathew 27:46  Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why has though forsaken me.”

Next week we will read more scriptures concerning belief or faith in Jesus before we finally read what happens to a
believer at the Point of Salvation.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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