Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith
He conquered death!
Why did God, through Moses, introduce gory animal sacrifices for human sin.
In 700 BC the prophet, Isaiah, presented his famous explanation. Here are his mysterious words:
1) “He was wounded for our transgressions”; 2) “He was bruised for our iniquities”; 3) The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”; 4) “For the transgressions of my people was He stricken”; 5) “You shall make His soul an offering for sin”; 6) “He shall bear their iniquities”; 7) “He bore the sin of many”.
Those predictions (Isaiah 53), spoke of a human sacrifice, pointing to the time when Jesus would lay down His life for the sins of the world.
How could God prepare mankind for this great sacrifice?
He used the powerful symbol of the slaughtering of innocent animals as instructed by Moses.
But there was one great difference – the animals didn’t give their lives willingly.
By contrast, Jesus said, “I lay down my life…no man takes it from me…I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.” John 10. 17-18.
Because of His power over death, how easy for us to accept He also has power to forgive our sin.
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GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF
Imagine God allowing His only Son to be murdered! It’s no wonder the release of this story (in the Bible) made it the world’s all-time best seller.
(I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.
I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.
Welcome to this website! Ken Packer)
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