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Our Debt

Christian Theology in Plain Language, p. 114

We were in hopeless debt and Jesus paid the debt for us

Luke 7:41-50


We were slaves and Jesus came to the marketplace to redeem us from bondage

Eph. 1:7

Slave market

We were condemned criminals before the judgment seat of God and Jesus bore our penalty in order to set us free

Rom. 5:16

Law court

We were unclean Gentiles, excluded by our defilement of sin from the presence of God in the temple, and Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice to consecrate for us a way to the throne of mercy

Eph. 2:13-14


We were children in disgrace far from home and Jesus brought us back to the family circle

Eph. 2:18-19


We were captives confined to the fortress of Satan and Jesus broke in to deliver us

Col. 2:15