As a recap, we have learned that phrases like "Jesus died for your sins" are often misunderstood by non-Christians and not necessarily fully understood by Christians either. Penal Substitutionary Atonement is a theological term used to address the issue of what exactly Jesus' death did. The word Penal is used to convey that His death on the cross was related to the crime of sin and the just penalty for sin which is death. Today's video will hopefully explain the second word: Substitutionary.
Before you watch the video and hear what I have to say, take a look at God's Word to see what He has to say.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. -- Isaiah 53:4-5
"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." -- 2 Corinthians 5:21
"He who was delivered up because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification." -- Romans 4:25
"and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world." -- 1 John 2:2
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her and to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,o present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. -- Ephesians 5:25-27
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. -- Isaiah 64:6