Essay on What Jesus Means to Me

778 Words Aug 31st, 2010 4 Pages
What Jesus Means to Me

Jesus—perhaps the most discoursed name in history. He has transformed and influenced many lives including mine. To some people, He was a prophet. To others He is a mere legend. To me, he is a father and a friend, but most of all, He is my Lord and Savior through justification, sanctification, and redemption. First of all, Jesus is my Savior through justification. Justification by faith is being attributed by God as righteous, even though we have sinned, and are therefore relieved from guilt and punishment. “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” –Romans 4:5 The two principles of justification are as follows: the One who has been
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Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:16-17 The positive aspect of sanctification is found in John. “And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth…that the world may believe.” –John 17:19-21 Sanctification is described in three stages in the Bible—the past, present and future. In the past, Sanctification ensues at the precise moment of salvation. In the present, Sanctification advances as we regularly purge ourselves from sin. In the future, ultimate sanctification occurs as we are saved from the existence of sin as a result of our accommodation to Christ’s body in heaven. Lastly, Jesus is my Savior through redemption. Redemption is the act of Jesus whereby He died on the cross and rose again on the third day to save us all from sin and eternal damnation in hell. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” –John 3:16 Jesus who was innocent of all crime and wrongdoing, suffered at the hands of the Roman soldiers and Jews who beat Him mercilessly with stones and the “cat of nine tails.” He was mocked cruelly as a crown of thorns was placed on His head and a scarlet robe was positioned around Him. He was then led to the cross to be crucified by the Roman soldiers. Jesus, after years of performing miracles, doing good works, training

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