Saturday, February 11, 2017


Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die (an overview of the atonement)

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann absorb the wrath of God please His Heavenly Father learn obedience and be ‘perfected’ achieve His own resurrection from the dead show the wealth of God’s love and grace for sinners
6. to show His own love for us cancel the legal demands of the Law against us become a ransom for many
9.for the forgiveness of our sins provide the basis of our justification complete the obedience that becomes our righteousness take away our condemnation bring us to faith and keep us faithful make us holy, blameless, and perfect give us a clear conscience obtain for us all things that are good for us. heal us from moral  and physical sickness give eternal life to all who believe in Him deliver us from the present evil age. reconcile us to God
21.TO BRING US TO GOD that we might belong to Him give us confident access to the holiest place become for us the place where we meet God
25.the Eternal High Priest brings the Old testament Priesthood to an end. become a sympathetic and helpful High Priest free us from the futility of our ancestry free us from slavery to sin
29.that we may die to sin and live to righteousness
30.that we would die bear fruit for God enable us to live for Christ and not ourselves make the Cross the ground of all our boasting enable us to live by faith in Him give marriage its deepest meaning create a people passionate for good works call us to follow His example of costly love and humility create a band of crucified followers free us from bondage to fear of death
39.that we should be with Him immediately after death secure our resurrection from the dead.
41. to disarm the rulers and authorities (Satan/demons) unleash the power of God in the gospel destroy hostility between races ransom people from every tribe, language, people, and nations gather His sheep from around the world show that we are not saved by rituals or good works rescue us from final judgment gain His joy and ours that we would be crowned with glory and honor show that the worst evil is meant by God for good.  (see John Piper, Fifty Reasons Jesus came to Die).

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

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