The Gospel Truth Pt. 6 (vlog) – Jesus: the Fulfillment of the Law
- The Gospel Truth: Man is Sinful (Vlog Series)
- Gospel Truth: The Wrath of God Toward Sin (Vlog Series)
- The Gospel Truth (Vlog): The Wages of Sin
- The Gospel Truth (Vlog): Atonement Pt. 1
- The Gospel Truth: Atonement in the Old Testament Pt. 2
- The Gospel Truth Pt. 6 (vlog) – Jesus: the Fulfillment of the Law
- The Gospel Truth: Christ Crucified (Vlog)
- The Gospel Truth: Pt. 8 – Grace
- The Gospel Truth: Pt. 9 – Faith
- The Gospel Truth: Pt. 11 – Lordship, the Product of Repentance
- The Gospel Truth 12: The Process of Salvation
- The Gospel Truth Conclusion: Theories of Atonement
(This is a continuation of The Gospel Truth video blog series. This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series. Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)
I’ve often said that “the gospel is simple enough for a five year old to receive but complex enough for a lifetime of study.” For many, the simplicity of the gospel message – that Christ died for the remission of sins – leaves them with probing questions as to the why and how of it all. Why did Jesus have to die? How was it exactly that his death satisfied God’s wrath and brought justification to sinful man?
The past few weeks of this series have sought to lay the groundwork for this answer by examining the unfolding of redemptive history; a roadmap of atonement that God developed from the Garden of Eden to the coming of the Christ. The redemptive picture fleshed out in the Law of Moses, however, was only a foreshadowing of what was to come. For, in Christ’s own words, he “did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them.” (Mat 5:17) What the law and the prophets had written as a promissory note, Christ paid in full – with blood.