ONFS, Acrylic Painting on Paper
The way God chose to redeem us from our sins and their consequences, death and hell, was to take our punishment for them by dying on the cross. Jesus took our place to ransom us from the punishment we justly deserve for our sins.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace…” (Ephesians 1:7)
Jesus lived the perfect, sinless life that none of us could live. Because he never sinned, he never deserved any punishment. However, Jesus took all of our sins upon himself and bore the punishment for them through his death on the cross. Jesus died in our place to ransom us from our sins and their consequences, death and hell. He rose from the dead three days later, making forgiveness and reconciliation with God possible for us.
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified [put into eternal right standing with God] freely by his grace [unmerited favor] through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement [as the one who would turn aside his wrath, taking away sin] through faith in his blood” (Romans 3:23-25).
Continue to the next part of the message: IV. Whoever Believes Will Have Eternal Life (John 3:16)
(See also “Message“. To read about how God revealed himself to me and to others, see “About the Artist and Photographer” and “Salvation Testimonies“. If you want to know more about God, please see, “Is God Real?”)