2011 Truth Matters Conference (Session 03)
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Romans chapter 3, we pick it up at verse 25. And in the first section that we looked at, the idea was to demonstrate to you that the need of every sinner has been satisfied because the righteousness of God is made available to the sinner through faith and that righteousness has been made available because of the sacrifice of Christ.
When Christ died on the cross, He paid the ransom. Now just to clarify something I didn't say, the ransom was paid to God. Some people think Jesus paid a price to Satan. No, He paid the price to God. The one who destroys both soul and body in hell is not Satan. The one who destroys soul and body in hell is God, the Judge is God. God has been offended. God's Law has been violated. The sinner's culpability is related to God. God's justice has to be satisfied, Christ offers the sacrifice that satisfies the justice of God. And therefore, the sinner's need is satisfied in the sacrifice of Christ which becomes the redemption price or the ransom price paid to God so that His justice is satisfied and the righteousness of God can come down from heaven to the sinner. So the sinner's need is satisfied....