Sacrifice For Our Sins
The Jehovah's Witnesses deny the deity of Jesus. They believe that He
was no more than a man; although, they would want to point out he was
the only sinless man. The scriptures tell us that:
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give God a ransom
The passage does not refer to the sinfulness or lack of sin. It simply
says that no man, not a good one, nor a bad one can by any means give
God a ransom for even his own brother. The Jehovah's witnesses say
that Jesus is only a man, and yet they say that it was Jesus' life that was
given as a ransom for our sins. The scripture says that a man's life is not
enough for even his own brother, much less for millions of strangers.
We can be thankful that Jesus was much more than just a man, and that
when He laid down His life as a sacrifice for our sins. It was every bit
enough for all of us. In the Old Testament, God spoke these words
through His prophet Zechariah:
[Mourning for the one They Pierced] "And I will pour out on the house
of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and
supplication . They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they
will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly
for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
It was Jesus whom we pierced. It was He who died, and for whom we
mourned. Yet God said, hundreds of years before Christ was born, that
it was He, God, who we pierced and for whom we mourn. This passage
seems to say that God sacrificed of Himself to pay our debts. It was no
mere man at all, but the eternal Son of God that died for our sins.
Again in Acts 20:28 God tells us that it was His, God's, blood that
redeemed the church, but there are many scriptures that say that we
are saved through the blood of Jesus, God's Christ. Again He is
showing us that Jesus was much, much more than simply a man; He
was in fact God Himself!
8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for
9 Jesus answered; "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have
been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has
seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Don't
you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The
words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living
in me, who is doing his work."
Don't let anyone tell you that God didn't give it all for your freedom. He
loved us enough to come and save us Himself!