“We are expected to bring the salt of preservation and joy to a bland, tasteless, and otherwise decaying world, and the light of salvation to a dark, sinful world. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Henry Morris and John 1:29.
According to John 1:29; 1 John 1:9, Jesus really does cleanse us from our sins. He really does take away the sin of the world with great attitude and altitude.
Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death.” The payoff or result of sin is death. Sin devours and destroys our bodies, minds, souls, the earth, our economies, communities, social and religious structures—everything. But in and through Jesus Christ- the Lamb of God, we counteract spiritual and physical death. Although we will all die physically unless Jesus returns in our lifetime, for those who follow Jesus, sin and death don’t have the last word. Jesus tells us, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying”.
And not only will we live after death—but, when we follow Jesus, we begin to live fully now, and with joy of salvation. Jesus came to bring us abundant life (see John 10:10). Little by little, He leads us (formerly goats, snakes, etc as lambs and sheeps with great influence of Holy Spirit, overcomes and takes away sin and its death-dealing effects, in turn establishing true life-peace-joy. In Revelation 21:5, we are informed that He is making all things new . That’s what God’s life does. It brings new life – resurrection – as effects of renewal!- to all it touches- divinely influencing mankind for good. Shalom!