banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> "Jesus Is My Savior" But There Are Many That Are Not Certain Of What That Means.....

this user is offline now  gacaputo
Send message

Subscribe
Gender: Male
Status:
Age: 77 Years

City:
State:
Country: United States


Signup Date: 03/03/2009

Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Life

Archive:
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002

Who Gives Kudos:





 

12:38 PM   [29 Jul 2009 | Wednesday]

"Jesus Is My Savior" But There Are Many That Are Not Certain Of What That Means.....

It is true that the Bible is still the best selling book ever written, but it may also be the least read of all books sold. It is astonishing how many people own a Bible but have never read it. The Christian Bible contains both Old and New Testaments, but many Christians do not read the Old Testament part. It is essential reading in order to grasp and understand the lessons offered to us in the New Testament. An example of this would be the statement in Matthew 27:51 “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;….” upon the death of Jesus. Without knowing the Old Testament system, the reader would have no understanding of the importance of these words. The veil was placed between the people and the room in the Temple called the Holiest of Holies. Only the High Priest could enter that room and only once a year in order to seek forgiveness from God for himself and the people. The veil being rent indicates that at the death of Jesus, now all people have direct access to God. The study of the Old Testament also gives us understanding of why and how the atoning death of Jesus redeems us from punishment for our sins.

 

The reason for the death of Jesus is surprisingly not totally understood by many who claim Christianity. Claiming Jesus as our Savior without knowing what that represents is like buying an airplane without knowing how to fly it. Releasing someone from the punishment for sin was actually a result of His atoning death but not the reason for His death. Jesus was fulfilling the requirements of Old Testament conditions for the commission of sin by the people of the world. Sin was forgiven by certain sacrifices or actions for sins that had been committed. Future sins were not included in the sacrificial action which placed the person in jeopardy until the appropriate atoning action was taken.

 

As we read through the Old Testament, we are given the explanation of sin and the punishment for committing the act. We also see that after time moved on that the people began to place less emphasis on these conditions and stray away from fulfilling the requirements. We are essentially doing the very same thing today when we alter the meaning of biblical lessons in order to fit our own agenda. Man has not changed in their position to overlook requirements if they interfere with personal desires. However, our Father was very much aware of the nature of man and knew that at some point that He would have to step in and save us from ourselves. And so, He offers up the only perfect sacrifice in order to justify all that believe in the fact that the sacrifice of Himself would fulfill the requirements of His Law for the remission of sin.

 

The crucifixion of Jesus was just the method by which He was killed, but it fulfilled the Law of God given to the Israelites as they left Egypt. The actual sacrifice did not forgive our sins, but believing, in faith, that this atoning action redeemed us from the Law is the aspect that allows us to become righteous in the eyes of our Lord. Believing that Jesus existed; That He was God in human form; that He died in order to totally and finally fulfill the sacrificial system of the Old Testament Law; and most importantly believing that this action is sufficient for the remission of punishment of our sins puts us into a position to now fly the airplane…. If anyone believes anything other than these elements of truth, they will just crash and burn…..

Mood:
- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.