2 Corinthians 5 : 21 "For he hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteous of God in him"
He knew no sin
It is sufficient for me to know, and to believe beyond so much as a shadow of doubt that scripture teaches that the LOrd Jesus Christ was without sin. God did a new thing in the earth when Jesus was born. Jesus did not lay in Adam when Adam sinned. He did not lay in the loins of Adam when Adam fell. Therefore no guilt from Adam or distance from God, can ever be associated with Jesus. "That holy thing which shall be born of thee" was neither shapen in sin nor born in iniquity
He knew no sin.
Of course Jesus knew what sin was. But with sin he had no communion, no fellowship no brotherhood. He was a perfect stranger in the presence of sin. "He knew no sin". He was not an inhabitant of that land where sin is acknowledged. Yes he knew the haunts of sin, he passed its domicile but there was no communion. He knew not the language of sin though he understood it completely
Had Jesus sin of his own he could never have taken away our sin. All that he could suffer, all that he could endure, would already be due to his own personal account. But Hallelujah "He knew no sin"
We can rejoice brothers and sisters, that we have such a substitute, one who is fit and able and proper, to take away our sin and to suffer in our stead
As the old hymn says
There was no other good enough to pay the price of sin
He only could unlock the gate of heaven and let us in
To Him be all the glory for ever and ever and ever
Last edited by stephen; 06-26-08 at 08:20 PM.
Jesus said "I am the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE"......Without the WAY there is no GOING, without the TRUTH there is no KNOWING without the LIFE there is no LIVING....Thats what Jesus said.