dab wrote:Thanks,JEdwardOwens for graceful words so clearly expressed. My heart rejoiced to be reminded that God's wrath towards us was satisfied at the cross! [i]We can be so arrogant to ever think we can measure anything about God, whether we are talking about His love, or His wrath. Hopefully, we are ever learning that He will never fit into our 'logic.'[/i] I suspect that there are 'cups' we do not have a clue about. Does not the prospect of coming to know these things make the life more and more exciting? RespectfullyDavid
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Jesus became a sin offering , not sin itself , but a n offering for sin . 1 cor 5:21 needs to be read and translated as " He, who knew no sin , became a sin offering " not He who knew no sin , became sin , .. Jesus never became sinful , Jesus NEVER saw corruption . He did satisfy God and His justice , by becoming an OFFERING FOR SIN . and A PERFECT OFFERING WITHOUT SIN HE WAS on the cross
David,Thanks for you encouragement and your grace filled comments. It is refreshing to be able to dialogue with brothers in Christ, offer suggestions, and avoid the strife that results when a man tries to bludgeon others with theological views, especially those which are not as black and white. Keep fightin' the good fight.Press on in Christ,James