Doctrine of substitution

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I do believe the doctrine of substitution.

That is the doctrine that Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world.

remission of sins

That is that Jesus Christ has died for our sins and that we have remission of sins thanks to his sacrificial death on the cross and eternal life through faith in him and in his resurrection.

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. (Hebrews 10:4 [KJV])
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22 [KJV])

consequences of sins

Though we have remission of sins when we get eternally saved. It does not necessarily mean that we have remission of the consequences of sins in this life.

(Romans 6:23 [KJV]) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


For example the sin of fornication :

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (I Corinthians 6:18 [KJV])
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, (Proverbs 5:11 [KJV])
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. (Proverbs 7:23 [KJV])

evil works

But also other sins can drag behind many years before they are made public and judgement is executed.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. (Ecclesiastes 8:11 [KJV])
(I Timothy 5:24-25 [KJV])
 [24] Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
 [25] Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.  (Colossians 3:25 [KJV])

crucified malefactor

The thief of the cross did not have his physical wounds healed and his physical life here on earth restored once he got eternally saved. No he was speedily taken to paradise.

(Luke 23:39-43 [KJV])
 [39] And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
 [40] But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
 [41] And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
 [42] And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
 [43] And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.