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What makes Jesus the Saviour?
« on: January 10, 2020, 01:51:50 PM »
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We know why Jesus is Saviour of the world.

 To save us from the penalty of our sins. The wages of our sin is death, which is a total loss of the soul.Romans 6:23 Mark 8:36-37

Yet the life in repentance and faith in Jesus, is eternal.

What however makes Jesus the Saviour?

For If there was no significance and power in His death then He died in vain. Galatians 2:21  and if Jesus was not resurrected then the preaching in the epistles was in vain, and our faith is futile. 1Corinthians 15:14,17

Yet there was significance and power many experience.1 Peter 1:18-19 1 Corinthians 6:11 2 Corinthians 5:17

 It's not a form of godliness that denys the power of grace. 2 Timothy 3:5

Under the law no one will live BECAUSE we all fail. Yet under the redeeming power and grace of Christ, we live. Not by what we do for God but what He has done for us. Galatians 3:11 Romans 3:20

It just takes us to have a humble, contrite repentant heart and faith in Christ, for His power to come into our being, cover, redeem and transform us. And our compliance to God's Holy Spirit and Word.

The power of God was experienced by many, still is and always will be:

David in Psalm 22 experienced a foretaste of the crucifixion of Christ, centuries beforehand and that powerfully foretold of the actual event.

Jonah symbolised the resurrection. Matthew 12:39
More could be said and there are more scriptures as well.

The crucifixion caused an Earthquake and people being raised from the dead. That must have made a tremendous impact to be recorded in the bible.Matthew 27

There were witnesses both before and after Pentecost and the spread of the gospel changed the parts of the world, that it reached.

Christianity became integrated with the winter festivals and became Christmas. It came into education, expressions in the arts and science and provided a new  Calender. It monumentally changed and shaped the societies throughout the centuries, suggesting that Jesus was not a legend. It built churches, schools and the welfare state. Although a Christian culture is not enough because a relationship through commitment to Christ is needed,to sustain the Spirit and Word of God in our lives and in society.

Is the glass half empty or half full?
It's half empty and godlessness is occurring, as the bible foretold.2 Timothy 3:1-8 2 Peter 3:3
It's also half full and the gospel of Christ made so much impact that it even remains in these days of godlessness, centuries later.

Jesus was known as the Saviour of the world, before the world was created. 1 Peter 1:20  Hebrews 1:1-14
Before His death and resurrection
John 3:16, Matthew 1:20-21

Stated by Himself, who spoke the truth. John 11:25

Jesus is the Saviour because He was, is and always will be sinless and is eternally  divine . He was divine at birth , before birth and is now and always will be. Jesus is the Saviour because of His eternal love.

Jesus was sinless. 1 Peter 1:19 1John 1:5 2 Corinthians 5:21

We have thinking skills and critical skills, consequently not seeing  Jesus as sinless. Thats because He overturned the tables, scolded the disciples and spoke forthrightly etc but that only shows that He wasn't plastic, and spontaneous in an interactive world. He was angry because of His love and because He cared.
Maybe we should question our conception of what sin is. It's not about being a robot and never being angry. Sometimes anger is through kindness and showing concern. What kind of God would we have who said "never mind about that injustice" and was blaise.
Sin is falling short of God's glory. Sinlessness  is not about fulfilling perfect plasticness and roboticness. God's love is the opposite of sin and perfected by loving your enemies.

That Jesus perfected by dying for His friends and enemies. John 15:13 Romans 5:10

Greater love has no one than this : to lay down ones life for one's friends.

For If 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.

Jesus foreknew His crucifixion, death and resurrection:

He knew He was going to be betrayed and knew what was coming.Luke 22: 21-22 Matthew 16:21-28 Matthew 17:22-23
Jesus encouraged His own  death and resurrection. Matthew 16:21-24 Matthew 26:50

Jesus often told others to be quiet about their revelation of Him. Mark 1:25, 34, 3:12 Matthew 8:4

For the timing wasn't right and the appointed time for His death and resurrection was not then. That's another thing. There are times to speak out and other times to be quiet. It depends on the situation.

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