“A Ransom For All” (1 Timothy 2: 5 – 6, HCSB) by Carley Evans

Christ gives Himself, of His own free will, as a ransom for all humanity. As a ransom, He is the one and only mediator between humans and God the Father. He is able to be this ransom because He is both God and human simultaneously — knowing God’s requirements, knowing our weaknesses and failures. Jesus becomes for us sin; and sin is destroyed as His body is destroyed. God the Father turns, then re-turns; His face darkening then rejoicing in His Son’s resurrection. Jesus leaves the tomb empty, and has an eternal victory over sin and its wage – death.

Love overwhelms wrath; God’s justice is fully satisfied in Christ’s death. Jesus is “a testimony at the proper time.” His testimony is true — that God desires our salvation, going to great length to achieve it.

4 thoughts on ““A Ransom For All” (1 Timothy 2: 5 – 6, HCSB) by Carley Evans

  1. God-honoring post. Thanks.

    I would go a step further in saying Christ paid for ‘sins that are past’ …for those who believe.(Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

    Also, He not only gave His body…but His soul to spiritual death when the Father withdrew His presence of Light and Life from the Son…as Christ became laden with the sins of ‘fallen’ man.

    Beautiful post.

    Isa 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

    Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

    Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

    Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

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