Paul instructed to "walk in love, just as Christ also loved you" (Eph 5:2). It is "faith working through love" (Gal 5:6). "'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son'" (Jn 3:16). "God demonstrates His own love toward us . . . [since] Christ died for us" (Ro 5:8). "For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died" (2Co 5:14). It is what "God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh" (Ro 8:3). "For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed" (1Co 5:7). "He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross" (Php 2:8). "How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Heb 9:14). A death took place which was "to purify for Himself a people for His own possession" (Titus 2:14). "When He had made purifications of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High" (Heb 1:3).
Christ was "delivered over because of our transgressions" (Ro 4:25). "The Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him" (Isa 53:6). "He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening of our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed" (Isa 53:5). He prophesied this saying, "'The Son of Man must suffer many things . . . and be killed'" (Mk 8:31). John the Baptist proclaimed Christ as he "'who takes away the sin of the world!'" (Jn 1:29). God "made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf" (1Co 5:21). He "gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God" (Eph 5:2). He was "offered once to bear the sins of many" (Heb 9:28). "One died for all" (2Co 5:14) and "the death that He died, He died to sin once for all" (Ro 6:10). "A death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions" (Heb 9:15). "He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed" (1Pe 2:24). "What the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did" (Ro 8:3). We "were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ" (7:4). "Having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross" (Col 2:14). "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death" (Ro 8:2). It is so that he "might set free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives" (Heb 2:15). "He who has died is freed from sin" (Ro 6:7). "The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (:23). "Creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption" (8:21).