God 's Plan Of Salvation Essay

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Jesus is the One When sin entered the world of humanity through Adam, the relationship between God and man was broken. In order for restoration to occur, it became necessary to substitute the lifeblood of another. Because love is at the core of God’s character, he granted mercy and forgiveness to all of humankind by providing the perfect sacrifice for the redemption of his creation. Romans 3:23-24 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (New International Version). John 3:16 provides love as the reason God did this. This paper seeks to unfold and apply God’s plan of salvation through his son, Jesus, by discussing the meaning of the Old and New Testament covenants found in the Holy Bible.
Abraham’s Old Testament Covenant Lord God initiated his salvation plan through Abraham, his faithful friend (James 2:23). God executed this covenant in the tradition of an ancient treaty, with a twist. God took the oath for both parties involved, sealing the promise with the sacrifice of the prescribed animals and birds (Genesis 15:9-20). God blesses Abraham, and promises him that, “all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3). Abraham believed the Lord, and had such faith that he was willing to sacrifice his beloved son at God’s command. At the final moment, God spared the life of Isaac and provided the animal sacrifice as a substitute…

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