THE SON OF GOD
By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:16,17
"[Christ Jesus] made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:7, 8). " ... John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). The Son of God became true man, that He might perform the work that He was ordained to do. He was to be the substitutionary sacrifice for mankind, that the shedding of His innocent blood might be the way of redemption for all that should believe.
As the Son of God, Jesus Christ explicitly honored the will of God the Father. His mission had been clearly prophesied: " ... He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors" (Isaiah 53:12). As He agonized in prayer over the tortuous death on Calvary, He pled, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done" (Luke 22:42). Knowing the inevitability of His approaching suffering, He nevertheless declared total submission, saying, "1 have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished" (Luke 12:50). He referred to His baptism into death by crucifixion.
"For [God] hath made Him to be sin for us. [Him] who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (II Corinthians 5:21). "In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:14). " ... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested ... " (I John 3:8).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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