<<one who saves, a redeemer>>

Humanity was powerless to resolve the predicament of eternal suffering and separation from God (eternal damnation) because of sin, so we were at the mercy of God to outwork a rescue plan. Thankfully He did! Jesus understood the serious consequence that awaits those who die as

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unbelievers and came to earth, took the penalty and so liberates from that predicament those who accept His offer (Jn 1:12; Heb 2:3; 1 Pet1:18,19).

It is important to understand our rebellion in the Garden of Eden did not catch God unaware as He knew in advance of our waywardness – we were even chosen to be restored as Christ’s one’s (Christians) before the creation of the world, with Jesus being the means (Eph 1:4,5; 1 Pet 1:19,20). At the right time a heavenly message was sent, “Unto you a Saviour has been born …Call His name Jesus, He will save His people from their sin (Mt 1:21; Lk 2:11; Rom 5:6; Tit 2:11). Later Jesus stated that He came to seek and save the lost (Lk 19:10).

The Jews thought He would save them physically from the occupying Roman authorities (Jn 6:15). However, His salvation is much more embracing, with the potential to effect change for all people for all times – in this life and for all eternity (Jn 5:24; Rom 8:1). Satan’s deception is that there are many routes to heaven, yet the

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Bible declares Jesus is the only way (Isa 43:11; Jn 14:6; Act 4:12). Many people will be excluded from heaven because they incorrectly thought by their reasonably good life or some other reason they would be granted entrance (Mt 7:21-23).

See also: eternal damnation, eternal life, Jesus Christ, redeemer, Roman empire, salvation.

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