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Divinity of Christ, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III
18- Christ is The Savior and the Redeemer
(C) Christ Is the Only Savior and Redeemer of the World
At the Annunciation, the angel said that Christ the Lord would be called Jesus, "for He will save His people from their sins" (Matt. 1:2 1). Yet His salvation was not for His own people only, for He said: "I did not come to judge the world but to save the world' (Jn. 12:47). And it was said of Him: "This is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world' (Jn. 4:42). And He said of Himself that He "has come to save that which was lost" (Matt. 18:11), and the whole world was under the penalty of death.
Christ came to save mankind from sins. It is written that "He will save His people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21). St. Paul the Apostle said: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief" (I Tim. 1: 15), that He "gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed" (Titus 2:14), and that He "has redeemed us from the curse of the law" (Gal. 3:13).
Christ offered a complete and everlasting salvation.
St. Paul the Apostle said that Christ, the High Priest, "is also able to save to the uttermost" (Heb. 7:25) and that "He became the Author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him" (Heb. 5:9). That is why the Apostle wondered, saying: "How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation!" (Heb. 2:3)
Therefore, to sum up, Christ came a Redeemer and a Savior and a Propitiator to save all the people of the world from their sins, and to redeem them from all their iniquities and from the curse of the Law. He offered an everlasting salvation to the uttermost.
Christ Alone Is the Savior
St. Peter the Apostle said: "For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved' (Acts 4:12).
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