Christians are most persecuted group on earth. And it is accelerating. 8 out of 10 people who are oppressed because of their faith are christians
After Adam and Eve sinned, God faced a ‘problem’ (‘problem’ used here as a figure of speech). It seemed an insurmountable problem. The Holy Creator will never so much as glance at sin – it is so repulsive to Him. And yet, God is also Love itself; and love longs to share Himself with the beloved.
Thus, the problem: God’s holiness DEMANDS justice against sin. God’s justice demands the death of the sinner (Romans 6:23), so how does a Holy God overcome the unbreachable barrier that separates the Lover from the beloved sinner?
The answer? Calvary.
On that cross Jesus BECAME our sin (2 Corinthians 5:21). It was there that Jesus “was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord God has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.” (Isaiah 53:5-6)
In other words, when Jesus became sin on Calvary, He in fact became our SUBSTITUTE. That’s how the Justice of a Holy God was satisfied – when His Son died. And that is how the Holy Lover could now receive all who choose to see with their eyes and hear with their hearts what God did for them. Yes, it was on that torturous hill that God demonstrated His love for us when Jesus His Son “was delivered over because of our transgressions and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:25)
The Greek word translated into the English means God declares all who come to Jesus by faith to be innocent of all their sin. Yes, ALL their sin.
Thus, problem solved – but only for those who choose by faith to come to Jesus in repentance and to follow in obedience.
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