Redemption through Jesus
To understand what we mean when we talk about redemption through Jesus and why it is necessary for humanity we must start from the beginning, at least from the beginning of the creation of mankind.
Therefore as sin came into the world by a man, and by sin death, so death passed to all men, because all sinned.
— Romans 5:12
Shortly before the creation of mankind, the Bible tells us about a character called Satan. Isaiah 14:12-17 together with Ezekiel 28:12-19 talks about the creation of a special Cherub in which iniquity was found, this passage is attributed to Satan. Satan wanted to be equal with God as it says in Isaiah: 14:12-17 and was therefore cast out of heaven as we see in Revelation 12:7-9. When Satan was released he didn’t want to be alone and brought with him one-third of the angels (Revelation. 12:3-4).
The rebellion of this being would not be without consequence and punishment, the simple fact of being cast out of heaven was not enough punishment for Satan and his angels or demons as they are now known. The punishment was then created and is known as the Lake of fire (Matthew 25:41). Note that the verse in Matthew 25:41 says that the purpose of the Lake of fire was for the devil and his angels, this means that the Lake of fire did not exist prior to the fall of Satan. Later we will explain why the man is going to that terrible place.
Adam and Eve
In Revelation 12:3-4 and compared to Genesis. 1:2 tells us that Satan disordered Earth and left it without form, this means that it was uninhabitable and could not hold any kind of life in it. God then began the process of creating life on this planet called Earth. In Genesis 2:7-8 it is written about the creation of the first man and first woman on Earth which are called Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve had a single commandment, not a list of commandments to follow, the commandment was ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. ‘ (Gn. 2:16-17). But… ‘the serpent was more cunning‘… and lured Eve who in turn lured Adam to eat from the fruit. Both had the option to take or reject the forbidden fruit, but both decided to take it and that’s where sin entered into humanity therefore man had to be cast out of the garden (Gn. 3:23-24).
Sin and punishment
As the rebellion of Satan man’s disobedience came with consequences, one of the consequences as mentioned it was that sin entered humanity as it says in Romans 5:12 and therefore all of us sin (Romans 3: 23, Psalms 51:5 ) and the price of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
Sin must be punished, there had to be a payment for sins (Hebrews 9:22). In the old testament it was paid through animal sacrifices (Leviticus 1:1-4) but was insufficient to pay for the sins of the world ther needed to be a sacrifice by which all sins were redeemed (Hebrews 9:23-28). Sin is why humanity needs redemption through Jesus.
Two eternal places
The Bible also tells us that this earth will be destroyed (Isaiah. 51:6, Isaiah. 65:17, Matthew. 24:35, 2 Peter. 3:7-13, Revelation. 21:1), it means that we cannot have sin forever and we as humanity will not always be here.
There are only two places where we can dwell for eternity, heaven and the lake of fire. If the sinner is redeemed here on earth through the blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:11-12) he will have entrance into heaven otherwise sin must be paid in the lake of fire (Apocalips is 19:20).
Jesus the redeemer
‘In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace’. Ephesians 1:7 As this passage explains only thru Jesus we obtain redemption.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:26-28. Jesus said it himself.
Why people go to the Lake of fire and why redemption through Jesus is necessary?
- Jesus said ‘You do the deeds of your father‘… ‘You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. John. 8:39-47.
- ‘He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.’ John. 1:11.
- ‘ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.’ 1 John. 1:8.
- ‘He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.’ John. 3:18.
Why do we preached redemption through Jesus?
- ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’ John 3:16.
- ‘So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household‘ Acts 16:31.
- ‘For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,’ Titus 2:11-12.
- ‘for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.’ Luke 19:10.
- Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it, narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Luke 13:24.