Christ: Our Only Hope
Jesus is the solution to the problem of sin, death, and the power of the devil. His death is the death of death; His life is the life of life. He is the solution to our sin and the antidote to our mortality. He is the One who has appeased the wrath of God against us: "We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). In Christ, God is for us; therefore, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
Since we could not save ourselves, Christ saved us while we were yet dead in our trespasses (Ephesians 2). Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." The Bible says that Jesus saves us from all sin—even the sin we were born with: "You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." [1 Peter 1:18-19]
The saving grace of God is not found in God's power or sovereignty, but it has been gained for us by Christ. Faith that justifies isn't any kind of belief, but justifying faith confesses Jesus as "the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16), "who gave Himself as a ransom for all" (1 Timothy 2:6).
"Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world." —John 1:29