Atonement: Christus Victor
We have a spiritual enemy
Christ came to destroy the work of the evil one
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8)
- Moses v Pharaoh (Exodus 1-15)´
- David v Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
- Jesus v the “strong man” (Mark 3:27)
“all things under his feet” (Psalm 110 Ephesians 1:19-22)
But how does the cross achieve this?
The Devil uses second-hand weapons. But they are legitimate weapons.
- Guilt (Zechariah 3)
- Death (Hebrews 2:14-15)
God can only justly break Satan’s tyranny if he deals with guilt and death penal substitution again!
- Zechariah 3:4
- Hebrews 2:14-15
- Colossians 2:13-15
- Revelation 12:10-11
Ephesians 6:11-17 in context!