“Man’s concept of sin has a direct bearing and influence upon his understanding of the need and nature of salvation. Low thoughts never produce high thoughts of God. The Biblical concept of sin is a kind of rule by which we measure the necessity of a Saviour. The revelation of the loathsomeness of the sin God hates, brings with it a realization of a divine deliverance. And such is the rich and full provision for sin God has made, that its power can be nullified. The Holy Spirit makes it so clear that Christ alone is able to counteract the evil of the old nature by the implantation of a new nature.
Redemption is a work of undoing and in nothing does the glory of our Saviour appear clearer than in the way He deals with the havoc wrought by sin.”†
Romans 5:20 “…where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…”
Christ came into the world to save sinners. He died for our sins, according to the Scriptures.
He bore our Curse – Galatians 3:17 Sin brought a curse upon the sinner. At Calvary, the guilt of sin was dealt with and forever cancelled by the merit of Christ’s atoning work.
He Provided our Cleansing – 1 John 1:9 Sin defiles, but through His shed blood, Christ is able to make the vilest clean. He alone can make the black heart of a sinner white as snow.
He Remakes Us – 2 Corinthians 5:17 The intrusion of sin marred God’s handiwork and ruined His plan for mankind. Through grace, the believing sinner is remade.
He Replaces the Old Life – Ephesians 4:22 Sin makes us bad in every way. But Jesus died to make us good; such goodness all of grace. God does not evolve the new life out of the old, but imparts a new man/women altogether.
He is the Light – John 1:9, 9:5 The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin. Christ offers Himself as the Light of the world.
He is Rest – Matthew 11:28 Sin disturbs the soul, robbing it of peace and tranquillity. To all who are oppressed by the burden of sin, Christ offers Himself as rest.
He is Satisfaction – Luke 1:53 Sin brings emptiness. The pleasures if offers are empty and do not satisfy. Jesus offers the bankrupt sinner unsearchable riches of His grace.
Christ has made full provision for the guilt and government of sin. Through his atoning work, He is able to save from the penalty of sin.
Hallelujah – what a Saviour!
† Herbert Locker, The Doctrines of the Bible; The Remedy for Sin, page 156