The Author Of Eternal Life
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him (Hebrews 5:9).
The text is speaking about Christ. Indeed, the whole of the book of Hebrews speaks of Christ and his superiority over all things. Christ offers salvation and eternal life. But one may ask, why Salvation?
Salvation is needed because of humanity's sin problem. We trace the sin problem to eden where the fall of Adam became the fall of the whole human race. The image of God, in which we were created is defaced. We are alienated from God because of sin. Our mind lacks understanding, our hearts corrupted and hardened by sin and and only Christ can save us from this alienation.
Why Is Christ Fit To Offer Salvation?
1: He is a Perfect Saviour
Among many meanings, the word perfect denotes completion and fulfillment. Christ was made perfect in the sense that he fulfilled all of God's plan for salvation. He kept and fulfilled all of God's law that we couldn't keep.
2. Christ is the author of Salvation.
Only through him can sinners be saved. He went to the cross for sinners. And he has a name above every name. In his name salvation is offered.
3. He paid the ransom
Christ gave his life as a ransom for our sins. He paid the debt of sin we owed.
You don't own your soul and without Christ you are lost eternally. And the salvation Christ offers is salvation of the soul---eternally. Seek Christ to save your soul. Those who hear him take his word preciously and obey the gospel.
The good news is this: you are helpless, bound for hell and a Saviour in Christ comes to appease for your sins and offered salvation. Come to Christ. Look to him for your salvation. Jesus shows us abundant love and mercy. While we were sinners he died for us.
---This is a summary of sermon notes I made of a sermon preached by Pastor Ferguson Kcofie on 26/11/2017 @ Truth Missionary Baptist Church, Dansoman-Exhibition. Truth MissionaryBaptist Church is a Reformed Baptist Church in Accra-Ghana and is the church I attend.
Also, the notes are mine and hence solely liable for any misinterpretation of doctrine or the sermon which may appear in this summary.