Any person who is at all conversant with the New Testament knows that therein is set forth the teaching that the connection between the death of Christ and the salvation of man is inseparable.
- Christ died “for our sins” (1 Cor. 15:3);
- Christ “died for all” (2 Cor. 5:14),
- “Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8),
- Christ “gave himself for our sins” (Gal. 1:4);
- Christ tasted “death for every man” (Heb. 2:9);
- Christ “bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1 Pet. 2:24)
Scores of other passages regarding the death of Christ could be cited.
In view of the teaching of the above passages it is rather strange that so many think they will attain salvation apart from Christ’s death. When one points to his morality as the basis for salvation he is, in effect, saying that Christ died in vain so far as he is concerned. There is in the thinking of many religious people a total disregard of the New Testament emphasis on the vicarious death of Jesus. Continue reading » The Glorious Church Reflected in The Fullness of Salvation