Tuesday, April 22, 2008

5 quotes from Jesus Christ that everyone should know. #4

#4

".......He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit."
John 19:30


Jesus' last words on the cross. What was finished? His life? Why is this significant?

The New Testament was originally written in Greek. In the original Greek, the word 'finished' is translated 'teleo' which is an accounting term meaning to complete or pay, as in a debt.

Jesus clearly uses an accounting term to describe the end of His death. why? The Scriptures teach that the death of Christ was a sacrificial death. Sin had to be punished. SIN HAD TO BE PUNISHED and we deserved the wrath of God but God sent His son and, on the cross, Christ took that punishment for us. The payment for sin was payed by Jesus Christ on the cross.

"Yet it pleased the L
ORD to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief."
Isaiah 53:10

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."
2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus Christ declared that His death was a payment.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Finally, the age old question is answered..Jesus wore briefs.