Does A Christian Still Have A Sinful Nature (My View) Part III

The Redemptive Work Of Christ On The Cross According To Apostle Paul In The Book Of Romans

What happened on the Cross of Calvary? What transpired? What was transacted when Jesus died on the Cross? What took place on this momentous event in history that changed the course of Human Race? When Jesus cried, “It Is Finished” … What was “Finished”?

On this momentous event, witnessed by all the heavenly host in the entire universe … the “Son of God” died.

To say that the “Redemptive Work of Christ” dealt only with the Penalty of Sin and not the Power of Sin is a Great Let Down!

To say that the very “Root of Sin” was not eradicated but still remain in a believer … makes the Work of Christ on the Cross “Ineffectual”. “Incomplete”! Jesus should not have cried out “It is Finished” because the “Root of Sin” have not been plucked out and destroyed. There was no Total Victory at the Cross.

But praise be to God, the above statement is not true … it is a Lie!
The Redemptive Work of Christ on the Cross is Total and Complete! Both the Penalty and the Power of Sin was dealt with on the Cross of Calvary. The Sinful Nature does not reside in a believer’s life anymore.

The Theme in the Book of Romans is Justification By Faith In The Redemptive Work Of Christ On the Cross.
What Happen When Jesus Died On The Cross?
1. We are being Justified.
Rom 3: 24 “being justified freely by His grace …”
Rom 5: 1 “Therefore having justified by faith …”
Rom 5:9 “…having now been justified by His Blood”
2. We are being Redeemed.
Rom 3:24 ” … through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus”
Eph 1:7 “In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”.
3. The Penalty of Sin have been paid by the Blood of Christ
Rom 3:25 “Whom God set forth as a Propitiation by His Blood ..”
“because of His forbearance God had passed over the
sins that were previously committed”.
Rom 5:8 “But God demonstrated His love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
4. We are made Righteous in Christ (Abraham’s example of faith in the promise of God – he was made righteous)
Rom 4:22-24 “And therefore it was accounted to him for
righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone that it
was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us
who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead”
Rom 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience, many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous”.
5. We have Peace with God
Rom 5:1 “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
6. We are Reconciled To God
Rom 5:1o “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His Life”
Rom 5:11 ” …through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation”

As we dive deeper into Scripture, we begin to comprehend the immeasurable rich inheritance we have in Christ. This inheritance is ours because of the Redemptive Work of Christ on the Cross.
Our faith as believers rest on the Redemptive Work of Christ.
Our “Standing” before God is base on the Redemptive Work of Christ.  Our “Standing” before God does not change because our faith rest on an historical event that had taken place 2,000 years ago on Calvary.

This is how God sees us in Christ  … Redeemed, Justified, Sanctified, Holy, Righteous, A Child of God, Victorious … and this is how we should see ourselves in Christ. We are a New Creation; People of the Kingdom. Light of the World & Salt of the Earth.

In my next “Posting”, I will share “How A Believer In Christ Should Be Living In The Light of Who He Is in Christ”.
If the Root of Sin have not been dealt with … it can never produce good fruit. A bad tree will not produce good fruit neither can a good tree produce bad fruit.

…. to be continued

The Cross & The Crown