Jesus Was The Only Acceptable Propitiation For Sin
It doesn’t honor God when we think He punishes us or turns from us when we sin. It may sound all spiritual coming from religious books and sermons, but it totally denies that Jesus fully paid for our sins. Jesus alone was the full propitiation for sin (see 1 John 2:2). Propitiation means “to satisfy a deity”. Yes, God is 100% satisfied with what Jesus did on the cross and He’s not doling out additional punishment.
Religion waters down the only acceptable punishment for sin, which is DEATH. There is no biblical message of a lesser penalty. We’re not forgiven “just enough to get into heaven”. We’re forgiven here and now too. So should we just sin more? No, of course not. But let’s at least have the courage to stop playing half Christian and half Pharisee and give credit to the God of the universe who said “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin” (see Heb 9:22).
I don’t know about you, but I much more trust the blood to satisfy the payment for sin than I do my perfect performance.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.