The Vicarious Atonement Proof Texts All Say The Same Thing In Essence

The following passages prove conclusively Jesus died “rather than” us:

· Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us …

· Isaiah 53:6c the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all

· II Corinthians 5:21a for he hath made him to be sin for us

· Matt 27:46 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Why not just believe those texts as is and let the chips fall where they may? There is really no need to try to explain them away.

Our iniquities were laid upon Jesus. That’s equivalent to He was “made to be sin” and Him being “made a curse.” All three are talking about Jesus taking the responsibility / consequences / punishment / penalty for our sin (Isaiah 53:5). So because our sins were laid on Him, Jesus had to be forsaken by the Father, that is, treated like a sinner so we wouldn’t have to be.

This lesson preached by Jeff Smelser April 12 is by far the best I’ve heard on the “Vicarious Atonement” subject – way better than I could hope to do. If you are not fully convinced, I especially urge you to hear him out.

http://www.jordanpark.org/media/gospel-meetings/2017/04/12/he-preached-jesus

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