8 - Jesus Paid the Price Owed by the Sinner
By living a sinless life Jesus qualified Himself as an innocent stand-in to die in the place of the truly guilty — you and me. When Jesus died on the cross He took our sins upon Himself and then paid the price owed by the guilty — death.
Christ‘s death represents the death of the believer (1 Peter 2:24).This role of Christ is summed up in 2 Corinthians 5:21,“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf,so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”,“He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself...having been offered once to bear the sins of many,” (Hebrews 9:26-28)
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth as a man, so that, as God and man, he could offer the perfect sacrifice, paying the price for our sins, reconciling man to God (Ephesians 2:13-16; 1 Corinthians 6:20). By dying with Christ, we can share His victory over death and have hope of life eternal. (See also Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 9:26-28, 10:10, 13:12, 2:17; Romans 5:6-10, 5:15, 3:23-25; 1 John 2:2, 3:5, 4:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Ephesians 2:11-16; Titus 2:14; Colossians 1:22; 1 Timothy 2:5)