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Bible Study Lesson 28

The Master Plan Of God For The Salvation Of Man
 
 A.  Can Man Be Saved Despite His Inherent Weakness
 B.  God's Plan Is For Man's Future And Hope
 C.  God's Standing Law On Sinners
 D.  God's Plan Is To Create Man Anew In Christ

 E.  Christ Created In Himself The "One New Man
 F.  The Great Mystery - Christ Relationship To His Church
 G.  The Great Value Of The "One New Man"
 H.  How A Sinful Man Can Become God's Masterpiece
 I.   Summary: The master Plan of God For The Salvation Of Man 

       

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 28H.    How A Sinful Man Can Become God's Master Piece

 


In the One New Man, those who are in Christ Jesus have attained peace with God.

29H.1   Who are those "who are in Christ Jesus"?

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. (1 Corinthians 12:2, NKJV)

Those who are in Christ Jesus are the members of the Body of Christ.

28H.2   How did they become members of the Body of Christ?

In Romans 6:3-4, this is documented:

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (NKJV)

Those who are in Christ Jesus are those who were baptized into the One Body, the  Church headed by Christ or the True Church of Christ.

How were they crucified with Christ so that Christ could answer for their sins?

  • Symbolically the members of Christ's Body were crucified with Christ  when "they were baptized into Christ Jesus" and thus making them  members of His Body. 

  • The linkage between Christ and the members of His Body was established when "they were buried with Him through baptism into death." 

  • With this baptism into death, it is for them that Christ died. Christ answered for their sins and their sins were forgiven by God.

Thus, "just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father",  even so, God now requires the members of Christ's Church to "walk in newness of life."

28H.3   What was ultimately achieved after having gone through the "baptism into death" with Christ and now "walk in the newness of life"?

Going back to the plan of God written in Ephesians 2:10, we can read:

For we are his masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life. (ISV)

God's plan become realized, when a sinful man becomes God's masterpiece. That is, a sinful man has been created anew in Christ Jesus for good works and now walks in newness of life.

28H.4   Now that the sinful man has become God's masterpiece, can we now say that he is now freed from the eternal punishment which is the second death in the lake of fire?

Apostle Paul confirm it in Romans 8:1, when he said:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Rom:8:1, KJV)

Certainly, the sinful man who was created anew in Christ Jesus is now freed from punishment. There is therefore now no condemnation to them, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

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In the One New Man, those who are in Christ Jesus have attained peace with God. They are the members of the Body of Christ, who were baptized into the One Body, the  Church headed by Christ or the True Church of Christ. Thus, "just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father",  even so, God now requires the members of Christ's Church to "walk in newness of life." God's plan becomes realized, when a sinful man becomes God's masterpiece. That is a sinful man has been created anew in Christ Jesus for good works and now walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.

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