An Offering for Sin

“Isaiah says of Christ in the 53rd chapter “…Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin…”. Jesus died for sin, but not just sin, but iniquity. Sin is the transgression of the law, but iniquity is the propensity or leaning toward sinning against the law. People are not sinners because they sin; they sin because they’re sinners, it’s a condition of the soul. Jesus destroyed the sin nature by becoming sin on the cross. He became the noun nature of sin, so he could help us stop practicing the verb acts of sin. Not only did Jesus destroy sin by becoming sin on the cross; but he fulfilled the law and nailed it to the cross. Romans 3:20 says: “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” We knew sin by the law, but now without the law sin was dead by not being magnified by the law. Now we would be able to live by a new righteousness which is not according to the law.”

-Anthony Booker

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