The death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth
Salvation by God, brought to us through Jesus, was a great mystery throughout Old Testament times.
The mystery of salvation was finally revealed through the God-man Jesus Christ during His 33 years on earth. Jesus Christ fulfilled the Judaic sacrificial system, making of Himself the ultimate “once for all” sacrifice for all sin (Hebrews 9:verses 23-28).
It was the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the baby born in a manger, of Mary, “fathered” by God the Holy Spirit – that was the culminating act of God to bring salvation to all who would believe and follow Him. Read Hebrews 9 and 1 Peter 1.
“…He commands all people everywhere
[that is, to change their old way of thinking,
to regret their past sins, and
to seek God’s purpose for their lives],
31 because He has set a day
when He will judge the inhabited world
by a Man whom He has appointed
and destined for that task, and
God unveils His truths
little by little,
at the proper time.
It was utterly astounding – the biggest event in the history of the universe: Creator God Himself came down to earth as a human being. Because He loved us so much, He wanted to free us from His eternal punishment. So He came down, became a man, “God in the flesh”.
His name was Jesus. He was the Christ – the promised one of God, the Messiah. Whatever race, whatever religion, wherever on earth – Jesus came down to redeem you from judgement!
– Source: The Christ, Jesus
Excerpt from: Biggest prophecy of all time