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SALVATION QUESTION 104

QUESTION 104
If God is so holy and just how can any of us ever escape the punishment we deserve?

ANSWER:
"For we must needs die, and are as water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him." 2 Samuel 14:14.

Sin drives man away from God, but God has devised a means of bringing back the banished. How did He do this? ".. for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice..." Zephaniah 1:7. "...but where is the lamb for a burnt offering." Genesis 22:7. God had a way before there was a sinner. When Adam sinned, immediately God promised a "seed of the woman," (Genesis 3:15) to bring man back to Himself.

He pictured this in the slaying of an animal and making "coats of their skins," (Genesis 3:21) to cover their nakedness. This was a type of Christ who Was to come and, "put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." Hebrews 9:26. Cain and Abel both made offerings to the Lord. Cain's was the fruit of the ground, Abel's the firstlings of his flock. This was acceptable to God, because a lamb had died and sin had been covered.  These all pictured the "Lord's sacrifice" to come, which was His own Son.

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Updated March 9th, 2014 by Sandra Felix