Substitute, Part 3
Salvation Bible Basics
We said that there are two groups of people, those who have no relationship and those who have a relationship with God. We have seen that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. But there are still two groups of people. How can there still be two groups, if Jesus died for all the sins? There are still two groups because not everyone has been reconciled.
He says ‘For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled’ through His blood, then we have been saved. But if we have not been reconciled, then we are still an enemy of God. This is what we call a conditional promise. The condition of us being reconciled to God must be met through the blood of Jesus Christ.
You may understand that you are a sinner and that Jesus died for you. You may even understand that you are an enemy of God. But it is not enough for you to just see it and understand it. You must be reconciled to God. How does a person get reconciled? The Bible says it is by repentance and faith. That is the subject we will discuss in the next lesson.