“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s- I Corinthians 6:20. Many Christians probably could not count how often they have heard the phrase ’Jesus died for our sins,’ as the price for our salvation. However, there is so much more to this than we know with a cursory reading of our Bibles. I can read about five specific things that Jesus did for our sins. 1) Jesus gave himself for our sins, 2) he bore our sins, 3) he was the propitiation (or the payment) for our sins, 4) he died for our sins, and 5) he purged us of our sins. In Christian literature, these biblical phrases have been run together for so many centuries that the uniqueness and the significance of each of them have never been thoroughly uncovered. Without knowing the difference between these five statements, they all, if truth were told, only reveal to us platitudes of vagueness, when what Jesus did for us is so astonishing. If we ferret out these phrases and individually examine the true spiritual significance of each one separately, then we will begin to clearly see the purpose behind the work of Jesus Christ to give men and women their God-given rights of 1) sanctification, 2) redemption, 3) righteousness, 4) reconciliation, and 5) justification.
Jesus Christ: gave himself for our sins (Galatians 1:4), so we then* would be sanctified (Hebrews 10:10).
Jesus Christ: on the cross bore our sins (I Peter 2:24, Colossians 2:14), so we then* would be redeemed (Galatians 3:13).
Jesus Christ: was the propitiation for our sins (I John 4:10), so we then* would be righteous (Romans 3:25–26, Romans 5:19).
Jesus Christ: died for our sins (I Corinthians 15:3), so we then* would be reconciled (Romans 5:10–11).
Christ Jesus: was raised up from among the dead, to purge us of our sins (I Corinthians 15:17), so we then* would be justified (Romans 4:25).
*Then at those moments in time – so we would be free from our sins from now till forever, so that we could live sinless in eternity with our Savior clothed with those five large heavenly rights, paid for with the perfect price, from Jesus’ perfect work, and for you and me the perfect prize was earned!” ~LMJ~