Resources for this Study
50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg R. Allision
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine – Wayne Grudem
Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth – John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue
Basic Christian Doctrines – Curt Daniel
What did Jesus accomplish when He died on the cross?
The offices of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King.
The Works of Jesus Christ. His work on the cross.
Jesus died on the cross in place of sinners that He might purchase their freedom, reconcile them to God, and thereby satisfy the righteous demands of a holy and just God.
He is the Passover Lamb.
He died instead of sinners and in their place.
He bore the penalty
On the cross, Jesus bore our sin and guilt.
Jesus faced the wrath of God in instead of us, and fully paid on our behalf the debt we owed.
Because God is holy and righteous, He cannot overlook sin, through the work of Jesus Christ, God is fully satisfied that His righteous standard has been met.
Through union with Christ, the believer can now be accepted by God and be spared His wrath.
Propitiation is Godward; God’s holiness is vindicated and satisfied by the death of Christ.
Propitiation means “averting the wrath of God by the offering of a gift.” It refers to the turning away of the wrath of God as the just judgment of our sin by God’s own provision of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. – Ligon Duncan
The act of being set free from the bondage of sin. In NT times, the word conveyed being bought in the marketplace.
In regard to the bondage of sin, it conveys in the NT:
Being set free
Redemption is sinward; mankind was in bondage and sin and in need of release from the bondage and slavery to sin.