So it's been over a week since Easter. Is it still fresh in your head or are you already thinking about the next holiday?
When Jesus cried out with a loud voice "It is finished," one thing he was saying was that the task that he and the Father had agreed upon in eternity, before the world began, was in this sense completed. Nothing more was required for the salvation of believing mankind. The requirement of perfect obedience in order for man to inhabit heaven had been met. The covenant of life broken by the first Adam was "mended"—met—by Christ, the last Adam.
The above is from a fantastic article written by Paul S. MacDonald and it's published in New Horizons Magazine. Read the entire article found here on the OPC website.
(The author, an elder at Penobscot Bay OPC in Bucksport, Maine, is a member of the Committee on Christian Education. He quotes the ESV. Reprinted fromNew Horizons, April 2010.)