Light in darkness
- South Carolina
- Apr 22, 2011
2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.I disagree with your accusation that I am making God out to be evil.
(2 Cor. 5:21) says God "hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;" You ask me how? He imputed sin to Christ. Just because it is horrible that this takes place, it isn't evil. It is what God must do if you and I are to be saved. I am surprised at your statement that Christ did not take our sin upon Himself.
This was what Christ shrank back from. (Matt. 26:39) "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:" Why did he use the word 'cup'? Because cup speaks to communion. (1 Cor. 10:16) Communion speaks to common union. Christ dreaded the communion he would have on the Cross. Communion with what? Sin, and the evil behind it. No one knows the horror that Christ went through. But it wasn't just the physical pain. It was He who knew no sin being made sin for us.
This is why Christ spoke of the cross being identified with Moses serpent on the pole. (Num. 21:9) (John 3:14) The very thing that was killing the people, the serpent, was on the pole. The same is true with the Cross. This is the cup that Christ recoiled from.
You speak of my 'preconceived' ideas and yet add your words into the Scripture. It is not just 'spiritual' death. It is death.
Paul's point is that Jesus, who is sinless, was made our sin offering like that of the blood of unblemished lamb's sacrificed in the Temple. How does a lamb/Lamb (Jesus) become sinful that knows no sin.
By taking sin upon Himself could He finally defeat sin, death and Satan. In a sense it was like Jesus going into battle for all with sin being the enemy and defeating it as He paid the price for our sin and gave us His righteousness.