Christ “Became Sin” for Us

Check out what Alistair Begg has to say about the atoning sacrifice of Christ in the book, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross:

“You see, Jesus died for sin—but not for His own sin.  He had no sin.  He was in every sense made sin for us.  He became all of our rebellion, all of our lying, all of our cheating, all of our ad.ultery, all of our filth, all of our ugliness.  He became all of that on the cross…It wasn’t that Jesus simply stepped up and said, “I’ll do this for you.”  It is that Jesus became the very embodiment of all that sin is.  [Otherwise,] what possible justification could God have for crucifying the inn.ocent…in substitution He became all that we are in our sin and rebellion in order that, in that mastery and mystery of His grace, we might become the very righteousness of God[.]

…What will we have to say before the bar of God’s judgment?  Only one thing.  Christ died in my place.  That’s the gospel.”


About Joe Eaton

I praise God that my standing before Him has nothing to do with who I am or what I've done; it is found solely in the perfect life that Christ lived in my place, and His which atoned for my sin. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that IN HIM we might become the righteousness of God"..."There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

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