In Christ we have Salvation
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved
In Christ I am now a super natural person
Justification: Justification is the declaring of a person to be just or righteous. It is a legal term
signifying acquittal. (“Just as if I’d” never sinned)
In Christ I am found to be Not Guilty of sin! Not because of anything I could do or not do
but because I am found In Christ and what is true of Christ is then also true of me.
Redemption: redemption includes the ideas of setting free from captivity or slavery, buying back
something lost or sold. Redemption comes from the word redeemed.
Jesus in His death paid the price of His blood to buy my freedom from the bondage of the
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness
of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us.
He bought my freedom! He is absolutely Free! Since I am In Christ I am free! – abundantly
Free Because what is true of Christ becomes also true of me.
Propitiation: Propitiation means the turning away of wrath by an offering.
Because God is not wrathful against Jesus Christ – Because I am In Christ, He is not wrathful
toward me. Jesus fulfilled that wrath.
Sanctified: To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use
intended by its designer. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the
purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to
God design and purpose.
I Corinthians 1:2 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been
sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours
I Corinthians 1:30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from
God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.
My life is now sanctified. Not because of me or my “devotion” to Christ, but only because I
am In Christ
Substitutionary Atonement refers to the doctrine that Christ died on the cross as a substitute for
sinners. God imputed the guilt of our sins to Christ, and he, in our place, bore the punishment that
we deserve. This was a full payment for sins, which satisfied both the wrath and the righteousness
of God, so that He could forgive sinners without compromising His own holy standard. The
righteousness of the law and the holiness of God are satisfied by this substitution.
Exodus 30:10 Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year; he shall make
atonement on it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once a year throughout your
generations. It is most holy to the Lord
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to
make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement
Romans 3:25-26 NIV 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the
shedding of his blood —to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness,
because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished — 26 he did
it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who
justifies those who have faith in Jesus