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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by JonC, Jun 12, 2022.

  1. Van

    Van Well-Known Member
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    Post #26:
    Sure, it is just dandy to ask why God chooses to rule in this way, rather than in some other way we can imagine. Can it be just to let the guilty party go free while punishing a "whipping boy?" Why does God say for the forgiveness of sin, blood must be shed?
    To ask such questions is not to suggest God's word is not trustworthy, but one to seek understanding of the ways of God.

    May I submit "Love" as the answer? Humans can understand that some people sacrifice themselves to protect others out of love for those being protected. A mother laying on top of her baby in a mass shooting.

    The wages of sin is death, or eternal separation from God. How does God commute this sentence and remain consistent with His rules? By allowing the substitution of another death to protect the person He loves. In this God is demonstrating His love for us.
     
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    Jesus actual though bore our sins upon Himself while upon that Cross, was the sin bearer!
     
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  3. JonC

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    We have not established that the sinner is punished in Christ. The Bible says that God can actually forgive sins. Why do you believe the Bible would say this if it were not true?
     
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    We have? When? Where? The precise New Testament scripture please. Thank you, in advance.
    Scripture?
    Scripture?
     
  5. JesusFan

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    the sinner is not punished in Christ, but Jesus bore our sins, and as the sin bearer, he experienced for us the wrath and judgement of the father for those sins!
     
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    Please don't presume.
     
  8. George Antonios

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    Please "reread" post #46. I did not say "read". I said "reread". I presumed only if you had already twice read the posts - which presumption would nevertheless have been reasonable.
    Anyway, enough of that.
     
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