God made Christ who had no sin to be sin for us. What sin was that?

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Speaker 1

So this Facebook user is asking, christ Jesus was made sin for us, though knew no sin. What sin was that? Do you think.

Speaker 2

That’s any sin? I mean, I know you’re quoting I believe you’re quoting Hebrews, if I’m not mistaken, who’s made sin for us who knew no sin. So sin is the transgression of the law according to the Bible. I have to look that up. Sorry, I can’t think of the verse off the top of my head, but.

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It’s also not saying that Jesus himself sinned. I think what it’s saying is Jesus took upon him the sins of all of us. Isaiah 53.

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Let me see that.

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And while I pull up Isaiah 53, if you look at Hebrews 415, it’s clear that Jesus never sinned. It says Hebrew 415, for we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. So the verse that I believe our viewer brought up is actually two Corinthians 521, and it says, for he made.

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Him who knew no sin to be.

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Sin for us, that we might become.

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The righteousness of God.

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So here we have Paul, who’s using he’s creating a dichotomy here, these parallels. So we’re sinners and we’re doomed to die and we’re unrighteous. And it’s in the context of reconciliation. Actually, if you go one verse back, 2 Corinthians 5:20, it says, now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. So he’s talking about reconciliation. So how is God going to bring us back to Him where we have sinned and the sin has separated us from God? How is God going to reach out to us and bridge that gap? And this is where the verse we just read comes in about then Christ becomes sin for us so that then we take on his righteousness. Did you have something to say there?

Speaker 2

Oh, sorry, I’m just agreeing. I’m like, yes, it’s spot on. Definitely agree, because I think I wasn’t understanding exactly the question when it was first read. So I’m like, oh, the question makes more sense and your answer makes more sense. So thank you for that. And, yeah, I think that’s such an important thing to understand is like it says in Isaiah 59 two, it’s sin that has separated us from our God. And so, you know, sin, like I said, it’s transgression of the law. And that’s actually One John, chapter three, verse four, says, whoever commits sin transgresses the law. For sin is a transgression of law. It’s basically, you know, disobeying God, disobeying God’s word. And so Jesus took the place of, you know, what sin did. And like you’re saying he bridged that gap. Just kind of like when you think of the story of Jacob when he was sleeping and he saw this ladder go from earth to heaven. And that ladder was a representation of Jesus because there was a separation between us and God. And the only way we could bridge that gap was through Jesus Christ. And so that means that he took sin for us so that we don’t have to suffer the consequence of sin, which is separation from God.

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Jesus became the sin so that he bore the penalty of that for us, so then we can have access to God again through Him.

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And I think the most graphic, and it says a detailed description of it is Isaiah 53, starting at verse three.

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Let me switch to NKJV.

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And it reads, he is despised and.

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Rejected by man, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, as we hid.

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As it were our faces from Him.

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He was despised, and he did not esteem him. Sorry, we did not esteem him. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions.

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He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon.

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Him, and by his stripes we are healed.

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All we, like sheep, have gone astray.

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We have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

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So this is where you see it’s.

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Christ took on our sins.

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Like the guilt of our sins. The consequences, the shame, the guilt, the sorrow, all these the terribleness of sin.

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Christ carried with Him on the cross.

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He felt it all. So anytime we’ve been hurt, we’ve been wronged, christ felt that Himself. And so Christ can say, he literally can say every sin has been done to Him. He totally understands what it feels like to be wrong.

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He understands what it feels like to.

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Be abused, to be neglected, to be.

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Taken advantage of, to be murdered, to be raped. I mean, you name it, he knows what it feels like.

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He took that on him, and he.

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Also took on the guilt of it.

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We can’t even wrap our heads around what all happened on the cross. It’s so amazing.

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And there’s just one more verse I.

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Can think of that ties to this. Galatians 313 says, christ has redeemed us.

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From the curse of the law, having.

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Become a curse for us. For it is written curses everyone who hangs on a tree.

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So again, it’s not saying Christ was.

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Sinful, but he took on the sinfulness.

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The shame, the guilt, the condemnation, all these things upon Himself.

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And again, we’re dealing with things that.

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We can just barely wrap our heads around.

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But it all comes back to again, like what we’re talking about. This was how Christ has reconciled us to Him.

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And it’s not because God needed to be reconciled to us, not because God needed to feel better about our sins. It’s because we needed to feel that.

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We can trust God, that we can.

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Approach Him, that we can have assurance he’s forgiven us, that all is good.

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Again, the cross is just beautiful and we should just forever be studying it, because that is where we see truly.

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The love of God, fully proven, on full display.

Speaker 2

Amen. And I think this question makes I see where our Facebook user is saying jesus was made sin for us, and what sin do you think that was? And it’s all sin, basically, it’s everything. The weight of the world was on his shoulders. Yeah. It wasn’t like one particular thing.

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Literally all the suffering that anyone has ever suffered from sin. He bore all of that. Yeah.

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