For God showed him publicly dying as a sacrifice of reconciliation to be taken advantage of through faith. This was to vindicate his own justice (for in his forbearance, God passed over men's former sins)??26 to vindicate his justice at the present time, and show that he is upright himself, and that he makes those who have faith in Jesus upright also.
He is himself an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the whole world.
The love consists not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
While God overlooked those times of ignorance, he now calls upon all men everywhere to repent,
I tell you, whoever believes already possesses eternal life.
Then Jesus said to them, "I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no self-existent life.
But you, by the fixed purpose and intention of God, handed him over to wicked men, and had him crucified.
it was in this way that God fulfilled what he by all the prophets foretold that his Christ must suffer.
You must understand therefore, my brothers, that through him the forgiveness of your sins is announced to you,
Do you think so lightly of his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience, and fail to see that God's kindness ought to induce you to repent?
For all men sin and come short of the glory of God,
Then what are we to say about our ancestor Abraham?
So as we have been made upright by faith, let us live in peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
So if we have already been made upright by his death, it is far more certain that through him we shall be saved from God's anger!
More than that, we actually glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom we owe our reconciliation.
and through him to reconcile to God all things on earth or in heaven, making this peace through his blood shed on the cross.
It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them,
and above the chest were the winged creatures of the Divine Presence overshadowing the lid on which the blood was sprinkled??f which I cannot now speak in detail.
how much more surely will the blood of the Christ, who with the eternal Spirit made himself an unblemished offering to God, purify our consciences from the old wrongdoing for the worship of the everliving God?
Nor does he go in to offer himself over and over again, like the high priest who enters the sanctuary year after year, taking with him blood that is not his own,
Since then, brothers, we have free access to the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus,
Faith led Noah, when he was warned by God of things no one then saw, in obedience to the warning to build an ark in which to save his family, and by such faith he condemned the world, and came to possess that uprightness which faith produces.
For men who recognize that show that they are in search of a country of their own.
Faith enabled Abraham, when he was put to the test, to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had accepted God's promises was ready to sacrifice his only son,
Yet though they all gained God's approval by their faith, they none of them received what he had promised,
for you know that you have not been ransomed with anything perishable like silver or gold, from the futile way of living in which you were brought up,
If we say, "We have not sinned," we are making him a liar, and his message is not in our hearts.
Then they sang a new song: "You deserve to take the roll and open its seals, for you have been slaughtered, and with your blood have bought for God men from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation,