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But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

-Romans 4:5

Christ Had to Die But Death Could Not Hold Him ‘The Mystery (Secret) of the Cross’

Written by Jamie Pantastico

On April 12, 2020

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The mystery of the Cross was a Mystery

The Mystery or Secret of the Cross

…according to the eternal purpose which He (God the Father) accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,  – Ephesians 3:11

Sometime in eternity past, before anything was created the Triune God in counsel, determined a plan for the Ages. That God the Son, would step out of the invisible, take on flesh, to be the Supreme sacrifice for the sin of the world.

Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.

Acts 2:23-24

II Timothy 1:9

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

 

In God’s foreknowledge, He could see every detail from the beginning to the end. And in this predetermined plan, laid out before God created one star, one grain of sand before anything was created, the HIGHLIGHT of this plan would be the “Cross”.  Which is the mystery or the “secret” of the gospel of the grace of God that up until revealed to the apostle Paul by the risen and glorified Lord has been hidden, kept secret since the world began (Romans 16:25).

That now (not before or during Christ’s earthly ministry) on this side of the cross, because the sin debt was paid in full by and through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, His burial and resurrection God could now temporarily blind His chosen people Israel because of their disobedience (Romans 11) and pour out His grace to ALL mankind by offering the free gift of salvation to all mankind Jew or Gentile by faith alone in the gospel apart from the Mosaic Law and temple worship.

This was unheard of for 2000 years until the gospel of grace comes on the scene around 40 AD.

‘Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.’

Romans 16:25-27

 

He is not here: for He is risen…

Matthew 28:6

 

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Jamie Pantastico

Mesa Bible Study

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Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. You don't have to do anything but believe by faith that God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later.

THE GOOD NEWS

SALVATION

Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.

  1. God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
  2. The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
  3. But God...because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-42cor 5:21

All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you're a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.

'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. '

Romans 10:9

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