We started yesterday with point number one that Jesus Christ was Himself God and that he came to earth and died so that we would not have to, thus, willingly becoming our propitiation. The next question that was asked was why does the death of Christ change things? Why does his death pay for my sin? This question is a little tougher but, I am going to try to answer it. the Bible tells us we are slaves to sin
5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign R in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! 16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
So, we are slaves to sin, our nature can not help but, to sin. In OT times if a person was in debt and owed more than they could pay they would sell themselves into slavery for a period of time that they would agree covered what was owed, but if a family member had the money that family member could become the “kinsmen redeemer”. This person had to meet certian familial and financial requirements. Leviticus 25 has a lot to say about this. Here is where Jesus comes in – we are Spiritually poor, unable to get to God. No man can pay our debt of sin because man is sinful, the debt must be paid by someone who has known no sin. God’s plan was to come to earth as a child, thereby making us family as we all descend from Adam and Eve. his outer appearance was that of a man, he was 100% man- but, his inner Spirit was God. He was 100% God. He became our kinsmen redeemer and paid the price of death for our sin. The law has been fulfilled. He paid a debt that I could not and that He did not not owe, because he loves us, and wants to know us.
So, to you my muslim brother, we both descend from Adam and we are family. may you know all of God’s greatest blessings. I live not in fear but peace because I know that my redeemer lives and loves me.