Lamb of God

Kariuki writes: “Sin” is singular, heaping together all the trillions of sins in human history into one gigantic pile. It also means that Jesus not only took away the guilt of our many individual sins, but also the guilt of the inborn sin that we inherited from Adam. “Of the world” does not mean that Christ paid the penalty for every sinner who has ever lived, because then all would be saved. It refers to people in general, both Jews and Gentiles, not to people without exception. Jesus purchased for God with his blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Rev 5.9 “Of the world” also points to the adequacy of Christ’s atonement for any person, no matter how terrible that person’s sins may be. Christ invites all to come to the feast that He has prepared.


While John the Baptist was going about his business he saw Jesus and said ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’. John 1:29. This he said about a young Galilean carpenter to a bunch of Jewish people who for centuries had offered their sacrificial lambs at the temple!. This statement provoked  the Jewish people and they were confused thereafter.   “This man is the One whom God has sent to be what all of those thousands of lambs over hundreds of years have symbolized! And He is not only the Lamb that God sent for Israel, but also for the whole world! “The great statement by John the Baptist meant that Christ was the great sacrifice for sin, who was to come to make atonement for transgression by His own death upon the cross. This is the most powerful statement that John ever made and…

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