Easter Reconciliation: the sinless becomes sin


This is more for sake of pondering (as I don’t have time for analysis right now), but since today is Good Friday…

"For the love of Christ is constraining us, having concluded this: that, if One died for the sake of all, consequently all died. Yet He died for the sake of all, that the ones who are living should by no means still be living to themselves, but to the One Who is dying and being raised for our sakes.

"Therefore, from now on we do not recognize anyone according to the flesh; and even if we have known Christ according to flesh, nevertheless we now we know Him so no longer: so that, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The primitive has passed away!–behold, here comes the new!!

"Yet all is of God, Who reconciles us to Himself through Christ, and is giving us the responsibility of reconciliation: how that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not reckoning their offenses to them, and placing in us the word of the reconciliation.

"For Christ, then, are we ambassadors!–as of God pleading through us! We are beseeching, for Christ’s sake: ‘Be reconciled to God!’

“For the One not knowing sin, He makes sin for our sakes; that we may be becoming God’s fair-togetherness in Him!!” (2 Cor 5:14-21)

For forum consideration. Just how far does the scope of God reach? When He is reckoned with the transgressors, how far does He go?

And what does it say for the sinner, that the One Who is Good becomes sin and cursed on a tree, descending into the pit of the grave–but then is raised new? What is the promise from this, concerning the sinner?

Who then could possibly be excluded from the hope of God’s salvation!!?


Thanks for this, Jason…

It’s a sober and splendid weekend to remember. The unity we humans experience IN the death of our Christ should humble us all. He died for not just those of us who “get” it (do we??) but for every one of us. If that does not bind us ALL together, what possibly could? It is nothing less that the celebration of God’s entwinement with humanity. AND with His Universe.

Easter Weekend: what happens when a loving God enters the world He created – but which rejected Him.

Sacred hours these…