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September 19, 2023

Solving the Problem of Sin and Sins

Rom 5:18 So then as it was through one offense unto condemnation to all men, so also it was through one righteous act unto justification of life to all men. (19) For just as through the disobedience of one man [Adam] the many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the One [Jesus Christ] the many will be constituted righteous.

All our sins were put on the Man-Savior. The root of our sins is the sin that came into mankind from Satan. This sin indwells us. When our sins were put on the Lord Jesus, He was made the very sin that indwells us. Therefore, both the root- -indwelling sin--and the fruit--our sins--were put upon Him. As such a One, He was judged by God according to His righteousness. First Corinthians 15:3 says, "Christ died for our sins." First Peter 2:24 tells us that He Himself "carried up our sins in His body onto the tree." These verses indicate that Christ bore our sins and died for them. Hebrews 9:28 says that Christ was "once offered to bear the sins of many," and verse 26 in the same chapter says, "He has been manifested for the putting away of sin by His sacrifice." Both sin and sins were dealt with by His death once for all. Therefore, we may call His death an eternal death, a once for-all death. When the Lord Jesus was bearing our sins and was made sin on the cross, He was considered by God to be the Lamb of God. "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). In this verse the "world" refers to mankind, to the human race. The Lamb of God took away the sin of mankind. The problem of sin has been solved by His vicarious death for us.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 454-455. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: [email protected].

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