Scripture-Study List: Christ’s Role in God’s Plan


The Old-Testament prophet Isaiah foresaw Christ’s great atoning sacrifice, by which He would pay for the sins of the world. Thus Christ is central to God’s plan; by freeing us from sin, He makes it possible for us to return to the Father.

Isaiah 53:5-12:

  • But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  • He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
  • He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
  • And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

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