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Christ Bore the Griefs and the Sorrows of His People

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by KenH, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

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    "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows."—Isaiah 53:4.

    Now here it is said, "He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows." By which, it may be supposed, is meant, both the curse and the punishment. And certain it is, that unless Christ bore both, the sinner is not freed. From the sinner, or his surety, God's justice must exact full payment. But if it be found that in the surety that exaction hath been made, and fully paid, then is the sinner free; for from both it would be unjust to exact.

    - excerpt from Robert Hawker's The Poor Man's Morning and Evening Portions, February 19, Evening
     
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