Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Our Salvation and Reconciliation
Christ died on the cross so that we could receive forgiveness of our sins, be reconciled to God, and have eternal life.
We have all sinned against a holy and righteous God. The penalty for sin is eternal separation from God in hell. God is just and must punish sin. He’s also loving and does not want us to go to hell forever. Therefore, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for sin by dying on the cross. Because of His sinless life, death could not hold Jesus. He was raised from the dead on the third day. In Christ, we experience forgiveness for our sins and eternal life. In Him we’re restored to right standing before God and given a new life as His children. (John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:13)