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Christ died alone

June 6, 2015

Hebrews 13: 12 Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, in order to sanctify the people by His own blood

Galatians 1:4 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord[b] Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father

Isaiah 53 says that people put him on the cross because they thought he was cursed

they thought he was cursed because he died on a cross
they considered him punished alone for his sins alone

he was in fact punished alone, but not for sins of his own

the law says— get the right person, no substitutions
the law says—no unjust suffering of one for many
the law says—one for one, eye for eye
the law says—no death of one person for another person

Jesus died for our sins, Jesus died because of our sins

Romans 4:25 does not say simply “died for our sins”, it says “handed over for our sins”—penal death
Jesus did not die once for our sins, and then the second time we die for our sins
Jesus died for our sins once for all time
this means we won’t die for our sins

though we will die the “first death”, those who are justified are excluded from perishing, and will not die a penal death
we are excluded from being there in His death, because legal identification still means He died alone

replacement theology

“why should god forgive somebody by demanding the death of God the Son? it does not make sense to me, and i won’t worship that kind of god. That’s not even really forgiveness. It’s eye for eye. Paying off sin but letting the sinner live but then unfairly killing somebody else who is not a sinner. And don’t try to make it sound right just because Jesus wanted to do it. I don’t like it. I only like the kind of god who unilaterally forgives, without paying Himself off first to do it.

Isaiah 46: “Who will you compare Me or make Me equal to?
Who will you measure Me with,
so that we should be like each other?
6 Those who pour out their bags of gold
and weigh out silver on scales—
they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.
Then they kneel and bow down to it.
7 They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;
they set it in its place, and there it stands;
it does not budge from its place.
They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;
it saves no one from his trouble.
8 “Remember this and be brave;
take it to heart, you transgressors!

9 Remember what happened long ago,
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and no one is like Me.
10 I declare the end from the beginning,
and from long ago what is not yet done,
saying: My plan will take place,
and I will do all My will.
11 I call a bird of prey from the east,
a man for My purpose from a far country.
Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.
I have planned it; I will also do it.
…..
I will put salvation in Zion,

I Peter 3—a few—that is, eight people—were saved THROUGH water.

mark, you just want your guilt detached from you, without you yourself being changed in any way

to which i say, yes, if my hope is not only guilt and penalty avoided (because taken by Jesus) but me also changed, then I have no hope

Lord, forgive me for my sins
Lord, do not impute my sins to me
Lord, cover my sins
Lord, separate the guilt of my sin from me, separate me from the guilt of my sins
be my replacement, don’t take me through death with you

Do the Scriptures teach that Jesus goes through the judgment for us, instead of us
or do they teach that we have to also go through the judgment with Jesus?

The gospel is more than a law gospel distinction. But not less. There are many who make a distinction between law and gospel who don’t know the gospel because they deny that the gospel is Christ’s satisfaction of the law by His death

The gospel is more than the extent of the atonement. But not less. There are many who know that Christ died only for the elect but who know the gospel because they still don’t think Christ’s death is enough to keep these elect not under condemnation.