He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
"But I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Therefore he is able to save completely "those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Who, being in very nature "God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature "of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!
But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen —
that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles."
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance —now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
I know that my redeemer "lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. [^4]