Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

It was prophesied, the Savior of Mankind would be of the seed of the woman.  The seed of the woman CHRIST was ordained, before the beginning of the World, to come into the World; Minister to Mankind; teaching him about GOD, the FATHER, HIS Love and HIS Kingdom; and then be slain as the Lamb of GOD to die, to take away the sin of the World.

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

As the first Adam brought sin into the World, and so death; the last Adam took it away, thereby giving  Life.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Being born of the virgin Mary, CHRIST was born human, under the Law; made of a woman; and made obedient to death;

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Php 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

– but HE was not born under the “curse of Mankind or under sin”, which was passed on through the progenitor of Mankind, Adam. CHRIST, being the Holy Son of GOD, could be offered up as a “perfect sacrifice” without imperfection, without blemish and without sin because HE was Holy.

Luk 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Heb 2:17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

The Works of CHRIST
Joh 5:36  But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

The Covenant, in its manifold, undertaking, through the co-joint and co-operative GODHEAD, which dwelt in CHRIST bodily, effected the reconciliation of  GOD, the FATHER to Mankind through the sanctioned WORKS of CHRIST (the SON OF GOD); through the Restoration of Spiritual Communion; inspiration; and influence of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT, and through the Effectual GRACE of GOD.

Related Scriptures
Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Joh 10:38  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Joh 15:24  If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

The Law
Typically, when the word Law is used in the Bible it is referring to the Mosaic Law or the Law of Moses; The Law was given to Mankind as a part of the ordered Universe; as a standard to Live by for Holy Living; a rule to conform to;  and to show sin for what it is; heinous.

The Law was really threefold: the Moral Law, as summed up in the Decalogue, the Ceremonial Law, prescribing the ritual and all the ordinances for Temple Worship and what might be called the Civil or Political Law relating to the people in their national, political life. Generally when mentioned it relates to the whole Law without any particular discrimination. Sometimes the Law means the whole Old Testament Scriptures, as in the Law and the prophets.

Joh 10:34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

Joh 12:34  The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?

Joh 15:25  But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Justification is the remission of sin and absolution from guilt and from punishment; or an act of free Grace by which GOD pardons the sinner and accepts him as righteous, on account of the Atonement of CHRIST. See Atonement below.

Related Scriptures
Rom 3:9  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Rom 4:25  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Rom 5:16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

Rom 4:25  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Gal 2:16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Eph 2:7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Heb 10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;


Redemption, as a principle of the Gospel, has a strong suggestion of ransom. Mankind is held under the curse of the Law, or of sin itself. The Redeemer (CHRIST) purchases their deliverance by offering Himself as payment for their Redemption. CHRIST fulfilled the Law by being born as a human being (Incarnation) Living without sin and offered HIMSELF up as an offering. As an accepted sacrifice (evidenced by HIS Resurrection) GOD forgives individuals who are under Covenant with CHRIST. Their sins are placed upon HIM and HIS righteousness is imputed to them. So they have been ransomed from the curse of the Law.

Related Scriptures
Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Rom 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

 (The full discourse John 8:33-51 reveals how sin binds us and weighs us down – through Redemption we are released from the burden  of sin)

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Joh 8:35  And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The Atonement
The root meanings of the word in the Hebrew translates: to “cover,” expiate, condone, cancel, placate; to “offer,” or “receive a sin offering, “to make atonement, appease, propitiate; “effect reconciliation,” i.e. by some conduct, or course of action.

In the Greek it translates: “to be,” or “cause to be, friendly”; “to render other,” to restore; “to leave” and with preposition to leave off, i.e. enmity, or evil, etc.; “to render holy,” “to set apart for” GOD; to appropriate or accept for HIMSELF.

It is the Restoration of the harmonious relationship between Mankind and GOD established through the Works of CHRIST; HIS Incarnation; HIS Birth; HIS Ministry; HIS Death; HIS Resurrection; HIS Ascension; and HIS current WORKS as High Priest; Intercessor, and the Mediator of the Covenants of Redemption and Grace.

Theologically, it is the Work of CHRIST in reconciling the World to GOD; the Atonement and Redemptive Work of CHRIST reconciles Mankind to GOD; restores him into Spiritual relationship and into Holy Communion with our FATHER; and restores the Earth to the Kingdom of Heaven through Love and peace in HIMSELF.

In theology, it is the expiation of sin (making amends) made by the obedience and personal sufferings of CHRIST. Our saving Grace came through the Reconciling work of JESUS CHRIST and HIS exercise of Unity of Life and the creation of Harmony of the relationship between GOD and Mankind; removing the enmity through HIS cross.

Although the New Testament only has one (1) Scripture using the word Atonement, it is through the principle of Atonement that we are saved (much is written about it in the Old Testament as the shadow of the Works of CHRIST) and our relationship restored with GOD.

Through the Atonement of CHRIST and HIS Righteousness all enmity was removed and HE created the AT-ONE-MENT with GOD for HIS people; making amends for their sin and offering the only form of Salvation ordained by GOD; saving them from the Wrath of GOD. See the full article on Atonement coming soon. Select Register Me on the side panel to receive e-mail notification when the article goes to press.

Related Scriptures
Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Eph 5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Rom 2:8  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

Rev 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

Rev 14:19  And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

CHRIST & The Cross
Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Gentiles were not under the Law of Moses so they were considered unclean by the Jews and there was enmity between Jews and Gentiles.  CHRIST abolished this enmity on the cross and brought all into Reconciliation of Life through the Covenant of Redemption and the Covenant of Grace; restoring all of Mankind into Spiritual Fellowship with each other and with our FATHER.

Eph 2:16  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

CHRIST nailed the handwriting of the ordinances to the cross (which were only a shadow of things to come; HE being the reality);

Col 2:14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

– CHRIST created out of the two races one new people in union with HIMSELF, in this way making peace.

Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

By HIS death on the cross CHRIST destroyed all enmity; by means of the cross he united both races into one body and through HIS  Resurrection and Ascension brings all of HIS obedient children back to GOD.

CHRIST personified and brought the Gospel of GOD and peace into the World. HE made peace for all, Gentiles and Jews alike and it is through CHRIST that we are able to come in into the presence of the Father by one Spirit. GOD draws Mankind to CHRIST and when a person accepts HIM as Savior, High Priest and King each individual is under Covenant with CHRIST who teaches the person about GOD, the FATHER through the Holy Ghost/Spirit.

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:45  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

Continue on to Part – C.  The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit and Part –  D. The Spiritual Gifts

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