Lamb of God

John the Baptist called Jesus “The Lamb of God”. This stated His mission on earth – like a sacrificial lamb, He was without blemish and would die in our place and so spare us the penalty for our sin, thus providing salvation for all who will accept it (Isa 53:7; Jn 1:29,36; 1 Pet 1:19). The book of Revelation has numerous references to the Lamb, eg. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and praise…Salvation belongs to the Lamb…They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb…The Lamb’s book of life” (Rev 5:12, 7:10, 12:11, 21:27).

See also: Jesus Christ, lamb, Passover, sacrifice and offering.