The Bible: The Role Of Redemption In The Bible

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The creation of the Bible took over 1500 years from the first writer to the last. “It is a compilation of 66 books written by 40 separate authors” from 3 different continents (Is The Bible True, 2002). What is amazing about The Bible is, it has a consistent theme running throughout each and every page. That theme is a crimson thread of redemption. This crimson thread of redemption starts flowing with the story of Adam and Eve and ends with God’s statement in Revelation, “Yes, I am coming soon” (Barker, 1985). Redemption is personal to me and to God. “The Bible is God’s personal message to me, someone He loves very much” (Jantz, 1998, p. 20). My circumstances are part of my redemption story He is writing. To be redeemed by the love of …show more content…
Sin is difficult to admit, but it is a fact of life. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” is stated in Romans 3:23 (Barker, 1985). Sin began with Adam and Eve and still reigns in our world today. Sin is not a popular word in my vocabulary and brings up many memories, which include guilt, sadness and shame. Realizing my sin and turning away from sin is a daily decision. “The Bible declares we are sinners both by nature and by choice and our good actions won’t ever make up for our bad ones” (Heitzig, 2010). I cannot work my way to redemption, but I can delve into the Bible and learn about sin. God inspired the stories in the Bible and by reading the accounts of sin and redemption through each and every story; I can apply His Word to my life knowing that God hates the sin, but loves the …show more content…
Sin is real. “Our sin -- seeking our own selfish way instead of God 's way, making ourselves the center of the universe -- separates us from God” (Lang). Each of us is guilty of sin. “Where I am coming from doesn’t really matter. What counts is where I am going” (Jantz, 1998, p. 18). The sins of my past are forgiven, but that doesn’t mean I can continue to sin in my path forward with God. I am called to confess my sin and He will be faithful and just to forgive me. I know Christ died to atone for my sins, but it is hard to fathom why God would sacrifice His only Son in such a horrific way to atone for the sins of the world. This sacrifice is confirmed in Colossians 1:20-21, “and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior” (BibleGateway, 1993). God sent His Son not only to atone for my sin, but also to give me eternal life with Him. “At the cross, Jesus signed the ultimate peace treaty in His blood, bringing peace to our rebel souls and making heaven our home” (Heitzig, 2010). With the Holy Spirit in me I am able to resist sin and am no longer bound by trying to get right with God through my own works. I need to live each day not in perfection but in

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