Rapp Report Daily 0428
How Can Christ’s Death Pay for Someone’s Sin?
Sometimes people will challenge you with a question of how can one person’s death pay the price of another person’s crime or sin. In other words, how can Christ’s death on the cross be a payment for the sin that you and I do when we break God’s law where criminals. Yet we end up seeing in scripture, in 2 Corinthians. 5:21 says, “for our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God”.
Well, that certainly seems like the death that Christ paid on that cross was a payment for the sin that I committed and it seems like that is not fair just and a lot of people challenge this. However, this is nothing that is not unusual with the law. If you get a fine say you are speeding on the road and the judge issues you a $50 fine, but you don’t have $50. Someone else can pay it. Now that person has to have the money and be willing to freely give it.
But this is a jail sentence. Well, that can be as well. You can pay the jail time of another person. Now there are some rules with it. You have to be in a right state of mind. You have to be innocent of the crime. You have to be willing to do it and the person has to be willing to let you. It is no different with Christ.
He was in the right state of mind. He knew what he was doing. He was willing to do it. We though have to receive that gift.
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