Essay on Salvation, Death And Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

819 Words Nov 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Simply put, salvation is God applying the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to and individual. Jesus is both our propitiation for our sins and as our righteousness. Paul in first letter to the Corinthians, defends his apostleship and stresses adhesion to the Gospel. He summaries the Gospel in the fifteenth chapter: “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel… that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep… Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me” (1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ESV). This short but profound text summarizes the simplicity, complexity, and depth of our salvation. Salvation is the death of Christ, the life of Christ, and the reality of Christ.
First, that Christ died according to the Scriptures, is a line that we as evangelical Christians in American are tempted to brush past, but is pack with so many implications. According to the Scriptures, God created man in His image as a part of His good creation (Genesis 1:26-31). However, desiring to usurp his position, the first man Adam, along with his wife Eve, disobeyed God and ate of the forbidden fruit. The nature of man became corrupt and communion with God was severed (Genesis 3). Adam 's decedents were…

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