Part 5 of 16 -
God’s Remedy for ALL Sins at ALL Times
The blood of the innocent “lamb of God” was shed according to God’s prescribed plan… from the foundation of the world. We do not need to plead, grovel, wail, or to convince God to forgive us. He planned for the forgiveness of our sins “from the foundation of the world.”
13:8b ... the book of life of the Lamb slain (already)
from the foundation of the world.
the heart of God, Christ was crucified, shedding His blood for the redemption of
mankind, from before the world began. Christ’s shed blood was part of the “revelation
of the mystery” (Rom 16:25), the secret plan of God that Christ first
revealed to the Apostle Paul, for us. Christ’s blood was key to “the
eternal purpose that was purposed in Christ Jesus” (Eph 3:11).
is only the blood of Christ that remits (pays for) a man’s sins. Hebrews
9:22b … without shedding of blood is no remission.
Christ’s shed blood makes the believing man clean and then suitable to
receive the indwelling “Spirit of life that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom
8:2a). Christ’s shed blood is supreme, matchless, and absolutely
In Paul's epistles, revealing his “mystery gospel” of the pure grace of God given him by the ascended Jesus Christ “for ye Gentiles” (Eph 3:1-2), there’s no requirement of repentance to gain for forgiveness of sins. Let’s now compare the remission of sins according to the words of Peter to “Ye men of Israel” on the day of Pentecost, with that of Paul to the believing members of “the body of Christ” in Rome (Rom 3:24-26).
2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that
is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (the
atoning victim or sacrifice) through faith in his blood,
to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are
past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this
time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him
which believeth in (pisteuo,
trusts in) Jesus.
clearly see a major difference in these statements of Peter and Paul; see two
very different methods for “remission” or
“forgiveness of sins,” and both occur
after the cross. We must recognize that these apply at the two different peoples
at two dispensational times. They apply to the two parties to whom they are
spoken. Peter at Pentecost, after the cross, but still under the law
dispensation (Matt 5:18), is speaking to “Ye men of
in Acts 2-3 was speaking before the coming of the thorough divine revelation of
the cross and blood, which came first to the Apostle Paul several years after
the cross, primarily for the Gentile “body of Christ.” Paul, here in
Rom 3:25, shares what he received, by divine revelation as core to his gospel
message of a “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph 3:2), from
the ascended Christ (Gal 1:12). That gospel, which Paul calls “the
mystery,” (Rom 16:25,