He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2 ESV)
It's amazing, and sad, how the teachings of the traditions of people as doctrine has kept people away from Jesus Christ. Many are offended at the mere mention of His name because loud, religious, arrogant hypocrites claim to have equal authority (implicitly or explicitly) as God and impose all sorts of rules and requirements for behavior modification and blind submission to that false authority.
Yet, Christ went all out to completely remove the barrier of personal sins from reconciliation with the Father, and the Father was completely satisfied with that work.
If people would humbly give Christ a chance apart from rituals and sacrifices, maybe they would see the beauty, patience, loving care, mercy, and grace of a Person who wants nothing more than to have intimate fellowship with them.
Maybe then they would believe, trust, and learn from Him in the Scriptures, and know real love and truth for the first time.
Great short treatment on Christ's finished work which needs no additives.
Thank you for your wonderful comment, Harry. It was Paul's goal to make the mystery, hidden for ages, 'plain to everyone' (Eph 3:9). I'd like to do my best to join him in that effort.
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