“It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me.”
Today’s Speaker:Eager Avenue Grace Church extends a warm welcome to Ken Wimer. Ken is pastor of Shreveport Grace Church and once again we welcome him as our guest speaker. Ken will conduct both the 10:00 am and 11:00 am services today. Pray for him as he delivers God's Word.
Birthdays:Leigh Ann Flynn – July 27th.
Fellowship Meal: We will have lunch in the fellowship area immediately following the 11 am service.
CHRIST MADE SIN
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin…”
II Corinthians 5:21
SIN is transgression of the law of God. Was Christ made to be a transgression? That makes no sense. There is the nature of sinfulness that resides in man and demons. Was Christ made to be a sin nature? Was Christ made to have a sin nature? Surely this is blasphemy, as to be God by definition requires the fully righteous and holy nature of sinless perfection. To claim otherwise is to remove the very idea of God from such a being.
The act of sin comes and goes; it is an action accounted to an individual. The man sins many times, but these sins themselves are not retained. They do not “live on”. There is no substance of a sin. What does live on is the shame of the sin; the wrath that is due on account of the sin; the DEBT of sin is built up and retained by the sinner.
Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has MADE HIM both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.” The same word “made” is used here as in II Cor. 5:21, yet it does not mean that Christ was in substance made to be something different than what He has always been. COPIED
SINLESS, YET NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS
Christ was numbered among transgressors although not one Himself. He was made sin in that His soul was MADE an offering for sin, in fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifice types, Isaiah 53:10. He was THE SIN OFFERING by which God transferred to His account ALL of the sin debt of His people, and simultaneously transferred to their account ALL of His righteous obedience, thereby once for all putting away their sin, justifying them, and reconciling them to Himself Hebrews 9:26, Romans 5:9 and 10.
KEN WIMER, Shreveport Grace Church
Union of Christ with the Church
I will now briefly notice this union with Adam, &c. Whilst they were thus set up in Christ, and as such loved with an everlasting love, it was the pleasure of the Father that they should be partakers of flesh and blood, and therefore as rational creatures they were created in a natural head, Adam, and under the law; were in common with all his posterity, left to fall in him, and became subject to the curse of the law. While they were thus a part of the same fallen family of Adam involved in the same condemnation, they by the eternal purpose of God were distinguished from the rest of the human family - and were from the beginning chosen unto salvation; and predestinated unto the adoption of children, by Jesus Christ, and were given to Christ as His portion, as it is written: the Lord's portion is His people, Jacob is the lot of His inheritance. It was also necessary in order to their being brought into liberty as sons and receive the spirit of adoption, that they should be redeemed from under the law and also to be slain by it, that their union to it might be dissolved. For all this provision was made in the everlasting Covenant and the accomplishment thereof assigned to the Son and to the Holy Spirit in their respective offices. Their redemption could alone be accomplished by one who could fulfill the demands of the law and make it honorable in their behalf, and consequently alone by one who could be acknowledged by Divine Justice as standing in their law place. Christ being their Brother, their Head, their Husband in the everlasting Covenant, and in relation to the life therein set up, the right of redemption belonged to Him, and being not Himself under the law, He could take their law place and obey in their behalf, and be so accepted by Divine justice.