Our blog will share 30 different Bible Contrasts that show distinctions that matter when studying God’s Word. It is important to understand this perspective or we may get confused.
We see a number of dissimilar wordings within God’s Word. Some have seen them as contradictions in the Bible. We prefer the term “contrasts.” The main reason for these differences is that God is setting forth two separate programs (intimated even in Genesis 1:1). The first deals with the earth and Israel. The other concerns the heavens and Christ’s Body Church. It was given to the Apostle Paul to lay out these differences. He is God’s “apostle of the Gentiles” (Rom. 11:13).
So then we must recognize such Bible divisions if we’d truly understand God’s Word and be approved by Him (II Tim. 2:15). Then we must follow the last directives given by God through Paul as “the commandments of the Lord” for this present time (I Cor. 14:37).
Today is Part #16:
“A RANSOM FOR MANY”: This is what Jesus Christ said about the purpose of His coming and shedding His blood (Matt. 20:28; 26:28; Mark 10:45). That was what was prophesied in the Old Testament, that He would “bare the sins of many” (Isa. 53:12). Then the book of Hebrews (to the Jewish people) says that Christ died “to bear the sins of many” (Heb. 9:28). While on earth Christ was “not sent but unto…Israel (Matt. 15:24).
“A RANSOM FOR ALL”: The Apostle Paul tells us that “Christ Jesus…gave Himself a ransom for all” (I Tim. 2:5-7). This was only “testified in due time” through the ministry of Paul, “the apostle of the Gentiles” (Rom. 11:13). Today God’s grace is extended directly “to all men” (Titus 2:11).
For more information and understanding, we recommend doing the PMA “Understanding your Bible” our 8 part lesson series available for free download at Free Bible Correspondence – Prison Mission Association
(These points come from Pastor David Adams, booklet, Bible Contrasts used by permission)