After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:28-30)
Many have said that these words, Jesus' final earthly thoughts were about the entire plan of redemption being completed. Can you cite Scripture to substantiate that?
Others would say they meant the debt of mankind's sin was paid in full. Can you cite Scripture to substantiate that?
Is it possible that the thinking for Jesus and John is fully explained in verses 28-30? Would you agree? What does the word "therefore" signify? What do you think?