|Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will
give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with
the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered
with the transgressors. For he bore the
sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the
Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone
who believes in him may have eternal life. "For
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes
in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world
to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever
believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned
already because he has not believed in the name of God's
one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but
men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for
fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth
comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has
been done through God."
Romans 6:10 The
death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives
Romans 8:3 For what the law was
powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God
did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.
And so he condemned sin in sinful man,
Romans 3:21-8 But now a righteousness
from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the
Prophets testify. This righteousness from
God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There
is no difference, for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement,
through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because
in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just
and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Where, then, is boasting? It
is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on
that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart
from observing the law.
what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful
nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to
be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,
who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ;
you have fallen away from grace.
Titus 3:4-7 But
when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
he saved us, not because
of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal
by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ
our Savior, so that, having been
justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may
receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
In fact, the law requires that
nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood
there is no forgiveness. It was
necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with
these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices
than these. For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was
only a copy of the true one; he entered
heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence. Nor
did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high
priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his
Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.
But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away
with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to
die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once
to take away the sins of many people;
and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation
to those who are waiting for him.
The law is only a shadow of the good things
that are coming--not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never,
by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect
those who draw near to worship. If it could, would they not have
stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once
for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is
impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore,
when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did
not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings
and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, 'Here I am--it
is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, O God.'"
First he said, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings
you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them" (although the law required
them to be made).
Then he said, "Here I am, I have
come to do your will." He sets aside the
first to establish the second.
And by that will, we have been
made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Day after day every priest stands
and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all
time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since
that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by
one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
10:16-23 "This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will
write them on their minds." Then he adds: "Their sins and
lawless acts I will remember no more." And where these have been
forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by
the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain,
that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let
us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies
washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we
profess, for he who promised is faithful.
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge
of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,