Did Jesus Really Die for Our Sins?

Did Jesus Really Die for Our Sins?

A question put forth by Christian Piatt in his book entitled Banned Questions.”

 Why would God send Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb of God, dying for the sins of the world, instead of just destroying sin, or perhaps offering grace and forgiveness to the very ones created by God? Why does an all-powerful being need a mediator anyway?

 Chris Haw, co-author of “Jesus for President,” says:

I have found it important for my mind to get “sacrificial lamb” idea back into working shape by, for example, considering how Jesus also died from the sins of the world. … A multitude of our sins, not God, killed Jesus. And for what it is worth, the “sending his son” verse should not be understood as God killing someone (Did God’s denunciation of human sacrifice not begin with the binding of Isaac?) No: we killed God’s Son, and it was sinful and unjust.

Haw’s response resonates with John Dominic Crossan’s understanding of what was the cause of Jesus’ death (humanity, not God), while also pushing up against the myth of redemptive violence, as put forward by such theologians as Walter Wink.

Mr.Propellerhead responds:

There is a lot here, and it is my hope to speak against this milk toast rendition of a question that is so lame it begs and answer. “They are the blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the ditch. “

In the claim, “we killed God’s Son,” these modernist put forth their absolute lack of why Jesus had to die for sins. The Bible speaks for itself in Romans 6:23 for the wages of sin is death…The reason is SIN, not the cumulative sins of humanity. Adam and Eve were given a command; they were seduced and willfully sinned. They sought the carrot from Satan that offered autonomy, self-rule independent of God’s plan of theocracy.

The saddest part of many of the sad beliefs of these modernist’s is not only the lack of mention of sin, but also most of all the total absence of the “Holiness of God,” the foremost disclosure of His character. Sin is a horrible result of disobeying a Holy God.

A convenient ploy in these super-intellectuals is their disdain for the simplicity of the Word of God. For example, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the alter to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. Leviticus 17:11. Now to whom is that quote given to, and by whom?

In what passes for Modern Christianity, there are many mistaken premises that should be seen and refuted by Bible believing Christians. In this one sentence from the author of this book, “Banned Questions” he fails to see the significance of the gravity of the sin against a Holy God. It is not only spiritual rebellion instigated by the original sinner Lucifer, but also a complete disregard of a loving Father and His desire that Adam would choose to reciprocate in love by obeying His commands. After all God did create Adam in His own image.

There is and even more horrendous fact never even considered by Modernists. These heavy thinkers are so infatuated with their ability to concoct pithy questions whereby they show for all to see how far they are from reality and the truth of the Bible.

Did our Lord Jesus who is God manifest in the flesh (incarnate) not say: “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” One more aspect of the character of God is shown here. In referring back to the author’s statement: Why does an all-powerful being need a mediator anyway?  God is Holy, God is truth, God is Just, and God is merciful.

The Lord God planted a Garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life (Zoe, eternal life) was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:8, 9.

“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17.

Now after Adam and Eve sinned they were driven out of the Garden of Eden (human autonomy was birthed) and an angel was stationed at the gate. Why? His creation Adam, had changed natures and sin became his ruler. Again:  Why does an all-powerful being need a mediator anyway?  A mediator was needed because “if” Adam or Eve where able to take from the tree of Life, God’s creation would live in Eternity separated from God without hope of redemption, because no one would be able to redeem creation. That is why the angel had the zigzag sword. Therefore, Adam was sent out to live in sin and Jesus Christ would be the only Mediator capable of redeeming creation and do it in the prescribed manner set forth by God. Let’s be clear, Jesus never sinned, or had sex with a women as the author has put forth in questions about Jesus’ life.

The Apostle Paul in Romans 1:4 said, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

A mediator sent by God for the redemption of humanity. One life at a time, as the life of Christ is the only redemption accepted by God. God is Holy and His Holiness is preserved toward us by Jesus’ sacrifice.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Delight in Truth
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 23:10:51

    Manny, thx for not holding back in your response…

    I have come to realize that modernists and progressives who call themselves “Christian” ultimately have a problem with the inerrancy of Scripture.

    They have a problem with the fact that GOD poured HIS WRATH on CHRIST as a substitution for our sin and as a mediator Who serves as a perfect bridge between us and the Father.

    They are trying to make God fit into their own moral code.


  2. Chris
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 04:54:59

    Reblogged this on Wings of the Wind and commented:
    Yes, He did. Thanks Manny for trying to help others understand.


    • Mannyr
      Apr 28, 2013 @ 13:28:49

      I really feel these folks are the strength behind the man in the Oval office. They are clearly off in their beliefs, and a very deceptive high mindedness. A very sad group with an active agenda.


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