John 1:29 & 36
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
This title for Jesus is so appropriate and revealing to help us in our understanding of who He is and what He came to do. He is the Lamb of God in that He is sent from God to be the sacrificial lamb for our sins. He is the Lamb of God in that He is God who came in the flesh in order to be the kinsman redeemer of man in dying in our place. He is the Lamb of God in that He is the only offering for sin that is provided by God, who is God, and that is accepted by God as the appropriate payment for our sins. He is the Lamb of God in that He is the innocent One who was never guilty of any sin at all, but was sacrificed as an offering to God for the sin payment of guilty sinners like me and you. He is the Lamb of God in that He alone is the God man, the sacrifice for sin, the sent one from God, the substitute payment for sin, the Saviour, the Redeemer, the Atonement for sin, the propitiatory payment that will satisfy God’s righteousness because He alone is a righteous man in that He is God who came in human form. This is why the Bible explicitly states emphatically, unapologetically, and without any ambiguity in Acts 4:12, “ Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Which means that there is NO SALVTION in ANY other name or person under heaven, which is here on earth, but Jesus Christ. It says that Jesus was given among men, which refers to the incarnation of Jesus in human form to all of mankind. When it says “wherby ye must be SAVED”, it means that there is no other option than God’s remedy for our sins, who is Jesus. We must be saved, not baptized into a certain specific church or say a certain amount of memorized words, or eat and drink things that are prayed over a certain way, or go to a certain shrine, or do a certain ritual, or keep a certain number of commands, or do a certain number of good deeds. Being saved is the only thing that makes us right with God. Being saved is only possible through the person of Jesus Christ and His payment of our sin through His death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His victorious resurrection from the grave. The Bible also makes it clear that this Salvation through Jesus is only benefitted from by us when we put our faith in Jesus to be our own sacrifice for our own sins.