Bible: Sin And Salvation

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Sin and Salvation
The problem of sin is that humankind has a sinful nature and we all will fall into sin during times in our Christian life. No one is exempt from sin and it is the devil’s purpose to try to find our weak areas and to tempt us to sin. Once we have sinned, it opens up the door for other sins. Sin is like a gateway drug that leads to other sins. Despite our faults, God offers to take our sin to the cross by allowing his only son Jesus to die for us. The Christian Reader, and the Holy Bible add several reassuring messages to us about sin not stopping us from salvation. The problem with sin and the hope of Salvation can be understood through The Christian Theology Reader 5.17 text, “I reply that a proper satisfaction comes about when someone offers to the person offended something which gives him a delight greater than his hatred of the offense.”
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Atonement is how God is able to do what He is able to do in Christ, how God in Christ affects our salvation. A reflection of atonement is shown in The Christian Theology Reader 6.15, “The nature of this gift is such that it is irresistible, and will ensure that its recipient remains in grace.” God makes it so easy for us to accept his atonement, but the struggle with His will for our lives is present. Atonement’s effect is shown in the Christian Reader 6.33, “Luther’s language here suggests the image of being ‘divorced from sin’ in order to be ‘united with Christ’ Through this union, the believers shares in all Christ’s riches, while Christ swallows up the believer’s sin.” When we marry we unite. God has chosen, through atonement, to love us through even the ugliest of sin. The Holy Bible states, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only but also for (the sins of) the whole world” this scripture 1 John 2:2 exemplifies Christ’s work for us in atonement not only for us, but for all

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