Blood Atonement

The blood atonement of Christ part 1

One of the biggest issues for Protestants especially is that for the last 500 years several false teachings have been taught so consistently in the beginning that today they are so pervasive and silent BY STELTH that everyone assumes that scripture has always taught them> Just as Jesus said the apostate woman TOOK & HID leaven therein it was done very secretly while men slept Peter and Jude said.. Doctrines such as Satisfaction/forensic theory of atonement; Original Sin, faith only, and then add the whole of Calvinism mess and that’s a lot of leaven.

Jesus didn’t “pay the price of sin” at Calvary. That is a fable. You won’t find that taught anywhere in the scriptures. Jesus paid the price FOR YOU. Jesus PURCHASED YOUR SOUL at Calvary. Jesus bought us with His blood. His blood was the price He paid to ransom us from all iniquity. There is a big difference between the two. The penalty of sin is still in full effect, it never went anywhere, it has not been paid. “the wrath pf God abides on the children of disobedience” That is why we have to FORSAKE SIN and YIELD UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS which is the precondition for the penalty due for our past sins to be freely forgiven.

The atonement is twofold, in that 1) it allows for the justification and for forgiveness of sin by God, and 2) it dispenses grace upon the believer that he should live godly in this present life, (Christian perfection) Titus 2-12 (the power in the blood). Because of the righteous works of Christ can the grace of God be dispensed upon all of mankind in a greater measure in the post-cross age of grace. For the cross and the blood atonement at Calvary is the very center of the cosmos and the very reason why there can be no salvation without coming to the cross. The prophet Isaiah, although not knowing how it would work, 1 Peter 1-10, prophesied looking forward hundreds of years yet could see that we are healed at the cross. Isaiah 53-4 Surely he hath borne our grief, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

So, Christ’s blood isn’t merely a provision for redemption justifying the Father’s mercy, but also through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit it purifies our consciences whereby “we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” being joined in the oneness of covenant.

Moving forward 800 years later the apostle Peter wrote the influencing power of the blood atonement in that we were healed pertaining to righteous living being dead to sins 1 Peter 2-24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Meaning every need we have is gained through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ, and that blood atonement which justified Gods’ mercy was established at Calvary. The divine influence that would draw all men that should believe on Him John 12-32. Every man/woman must come to the cross for God’s mercy and salvation. All covenants in the bible required blood, for the life is in the blood, and the everlasting new covenant in Christ is no different. It is finished, and all mankind has to do is get in on it through the door of repentance at the mercy seat of God, and be washed by the precious blood of the Lamb.

part 1 of the blood atonement is the justification for Gods’ mercy instead of the appeasement for His wrath. I must at this point make clear that this is not to say that the wrath of God no longer rests upon the children of disobedience. But rather to examine how the blood atonement justifies Gods’ mercy of which He so desires to dispense on all mankind in that none should perish but that all should come to repentance and receive His mercy.

There is no payment for sin. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

It doesn’t say the wages were paid by Christ Jesus …

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Again it doesn’t say the certificate of debt was paid by Christ Jesus … but that the certificate of debt was REMOVED and we are forgiven. See the parable of the debtor Matthew 18:23-35. If the wages of sin were paid for then the Father would not have anything to forgive.

Knowing this first; that God is not only just but He is also merciful. But how does the atonement work concerning God and His conditions for reconciliation via repentance, salvation, and covenant continuum. Therefore, I perceive that the traditional view of appeasing God’s wrath in that man can be reconciled back to Him is a flawed concept, because we know that God is just and is no respecter of persons. Notwithstanding, God is not only a just God, but He “is” merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth to the repented Leviticus 34-6. The atonement speaks more concerning the revelation of Gods’ character than any other part of the bible. The very nature of the atonement was for the purpose of mercy and forgiveness. Therefore the blood atonement justifies Gods’ mercy upon the repented sinner, making the cross the very center of the cosmos.

 Psalms 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalms 119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. Psalms 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. Psalms 51-17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

To say that justice means that God cannot forgive sin, therefore mercy would mean that God cannot punish sin, making God illogical and providing for an obvious contrast within His very nature. So, because the common believe is; that God is just, He “must” punish sin. If this supposed-logic is taken a step further, God “must” then punish the sinner, in which case there can be no atonement at all. I ask that you seek the Spirit for conformation concerning this matter… Therefore, it cannot be justice marked by retribution that God is seeking after (satisfaction atonement) but rather kingdom justice that must be upheld for the good of all mankind because He is no respecter of personsthatb the wholke whole law . If this were not necessary He could then simply forgive. But because the mind/conscience operates out of necessity and the will operates out of liberty, righteousness in the kingdom must prevail, an God’s will cannot override man’s freewill choice, lest he should have no freewill at all, which goes against the logical mind of God revealed to us within the whole council of his word in the holy scriptures.

There can be no other alternative within the logical mind of God in the light of the scriptures.

Because the willful adherence to the law promotes the wellbeing amongst Gods’ children in the kingdom, For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself Gal.5-14 . The penalty for sin discourages disobedience and is an act of benevolence on Gods’ behalf, not His maliciousness, therefore harmony resides within the kingdom. This truth is very important to keep in mind while reading this study. In-fact the same principles apply to parents and their children. A godly overseer would never punish a child out of maliciousness but rather always out of love…For God himself “IS” love. Also know of this blessed assurance that there will be no more temptation in the kingdom hereafter.

God takes no pleasure in the destruction of sinners, and is more than willing to forgive and dispense His mercy upon mankind, thus He knows through the atonement comes salvation and forgiveness of sin, therefore Jesus did not satisfy the wrath of the Father upon the sinner to enable reconciliation through a type of repetitive penance, “ie” (the repeated sanctification process) but rather more correctly defined: HE justified the mercy of God in such that the sinner can be reconciled back to God’s favour through the door of repentance putting do death the old man once and for all… This I believe is the more precise understanding concerning the two fold purpose of the blood atonement.

If the atonement is necessary for forgiveness, then there must be an existing problem standing in the way of forgiveness, otherwise, God, who is not looking for retributive justice, could just grant mercy to all. But He cannot do this because it would leave the law without support and the kingdom would collapse inwardly upon itself, thus the existing pillar of the righteous law (the moral law of God) must be upheld and made to stand fast supporting the rights of the subjects therein.
Jesus Christ is the bedrock foundation for this righteousness, as the government was placed upon His shoulders, and all power and authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him.

So the existing problem that blocks God’s mercy is lawlessness, of which is for the good of the universe, otherwise the wicked would make a quick ruination of heaven like they have on earth because they despise righteousness. This is why unrepented-offenders must be separated in hell for the good of those who love and obey the Lord,(God’s righteous law is good and is the pillar of the kingdom). God’s mercy of reconciliation by His power (grace) through the blood and the influence upon the heart and mind brings about repentance that purifies the heart establishing the birth of the new man obedient and in covenant with His divine will. “thoroughly furnished to do all good works”

If God were to just forgive, like Ray Comfort preaches with his get out of jail free-card then the penalty for sin would be removed, opening the door for even more sin to abound as the hearts of many waxes cold. Therefore, He cannot just forgive sin, even if He wanted to, because it would defy all logic, and we know that God is “logos” John 1-1. Thus, it is the blood atonement that justifies Gods’ mercy, which gives the repented sinner the power of grace through faith to live godly in covenant upholding the law through faith that purifies the heart by which the law is established therein Romans 3-31. Ever so leaving the kingdom in a constant state of peace, in that the lion shall lie down with the lamb and be led by a child Isaiah 14-6, a metaphor for harmony among men in the kingdom, both Jew and Gentile..

This plan of atonement was prophesied FROM the foundation of the world in Genesis 3-15,22, and brilliantly executed by the wisdom of God in that Satan never saw the results of it coming Colossians 2:14,15 which allows for and justifies the abundance of God’s mercy, revealing His long suffering and love to us while we were yet sinners His Son died for us, thus granting the grace of repentance to all mankind that should choose to follow after Him, (to whomsoever believeth)

Through the atonement forgiveness is made available, therefore the nature of the atonement must be consistent with that of forgiveness. If Jesus paid our debt; I ask: where is the forgiveness in that analogy? Therefore this false conclusion is left wanting of mercy, in that all has been paid for and nothing is left over for God’s forgiveness, making the false Pundits view of Satisfaction Atonement flawed and inconsistent with the biblical understanding of forgiveness. Thus, we must understand Gods’ nature of forgiveness to be atoned and reconciled back to His favour, knowing clearly how the blood atonement did indeed overcome those obstacles of the law if properly applied through repentance and forsaking of sin at the mercy seat of God, that the power of the blood through faith shall prevail in this present age in the hearts of those that rule and reign with Him..

A merciful God is not seeking payment, but rather pardon (forgiveness), for He remembers our sin no more. Payment and pardon are opposites. There is no payment for sin in the bible. Debt is always an analogy for forgiveness, and never an analogy for atonement. The atonement is a justifiable means by which the debt can be forgiven. God not only forgives the sinner but he pardons the sin as well. (A ransom setting us free from the corrupting influence of sin).

Making it biblically clear there’s no payment involved in our reconciliation to God. Our sacrifice to Him is a broken repentance and coming clean from our sins, His gift to us is His Mercy (pardon, remission of past sins) and “Grace”, the empowerment to live a godly life through faith in Him.

God is longsuffering, desiring that none should perish, and is continuously calling all men to repentance, John 12-32, John 16-8, 2 Peter 3-9, Acts 17-30 none need to wait for a special Calvinist calling from God that He should draw you, for Jesus and the apostles repeatedly stated that “now salvation is come” Knowing this first, that the grace of God that brings salvation hath already appeared to all man Titus 2-11

justified is forgiveness for past sins, sanctification is moral perfection in accordance to what knowledge one possesses, and glorification is of the body, which is physical perfection.( 1 Cor. 15-53,54 immortality in our new resurrected bodies).

Part 2
To be atoned back to God through the blood of Christ, is to be reconciled, restored, back to God’s favour with power to forsake sin and live righteously in this present age. This is the perfect oneness that Jesus prayed for in the garden of Gethsemane. That man would be in perfect oneness with God (at-one-ment) this is done through the keeping of covenant by both parties. Man working together with God. And, of course, we know that God is true and faithful, and will always uphold His part of the covenant relationship.

This oneness cannot be obtained anyway other than sanctification in the truth, His word is the truth. William Tyndale was truly the father of our now modern English, recognizing the complexities of Greek verbs developing the word “atonement” and many other words by combining the Greek action verbiage with the then already applied tongue of middle English, forming what is known today as modern English, the worldwide common lingua franca.

Tyndale opened the door of the Greek to the English-speaking people. He has given the English language an English plain style, sustained and varied, which has a Saxon vocabulary and short sentences in Saxon syntax; of which the KJB scholars followed after, as they so did likewise opt for fewer syllable words for the purpose of simplicity and harmonization. I might add also; the KJB a quite unique harmonization, of which through learned practice enables one to have instant recall above all other translations, and at the same time uplifts the Deity of Christ above any other known book on earth.

“Atonement” is the means by which man is joined back together with God.  What separates man from God? Answer> sin.  Only by the power of the atoning blood of Christ can man be reconciled back to God. His blood is the atoning instrument that makes man acceptable to Gods favour through the door of repentance.

To make atonement, is to do that by virtue of which alienation ceases. As we being once alienated from God by sin. However the means of reconciliation is now activated and brought about in repentance at the throne of mercy. At the very mercy seat of God, which is Christ Jesus, our propitiation for sin! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! It is only by the mercy of God that past sins can be, and are forgiven. The meaning of the word is simply at-one-ment,”IE”> the state of being at one with God, or being reconciled back to His favourable standing. Thus, atonement is reconciliation. Restoring us into a covenant relationship with God.

This way of salvation did in fact rectify the separated relations between God and man. Therefore, removing the obstacles brought about by sin, unto their present fellowship and concord in behalf of His oneness. This reconciliation, is, and must be, most mutual. In other words; it is not only on behalf of the repented sinner towards God, but also, and most pre-eminently that of God toward sinners, (having first loved us, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us) made effective by the spotless and blameless sin-offering that He himself provided. Even so, that consistently with the other principles of Gods’ unchanging character that the virtue of His benevolence might flow forth in all its fullness of blessings towards mankind. John 3-16……. This man Christ Jesus, being a ransom rendered most worthy to the law and justice of God to His pleasure that would also “impute power”(grace) upon the believer to walk in the Spirit.

The word “atonement” is used with the express certainty, in such that, it’s very essence flows from the blood of Christ. Also, in this sense, to make an atonement for a repented sinner is to make satisfaction to the Father for his/hers offenses (Exodus 32:30; Leviticus 4:26; Leviticus 5:16; Numbers 6:11)The atonement may also be regarded as necessary, however, not in the matter of an absolute substitution, but in a more relative sense/ if man is to be saved, there is no other way than this, of the which God has so divinely by great wisdom designed and  carried out (Exodus 34:7; Joshua 24:19; Psalms 5:4; Psalms 7:11; Nahum 1:2, Nahum 1:6; Romans 3:5).
The church so many times redefines the word of God in lexicons, commentaries, and pulpits etc. Redefining faith, grace, love, salvation, belief, and atonement etc.  The false prophets invariably teach only half of the equations in all matters of doctrine. Therefore leaving them with a doctrine having only the power of (a form of godliness) having a divided heart bring plagued with double-mindedness.

 Atonement, at-one-“ment” >”ment” the concrete result, object, or agent of a specified action. The action or process that produces an advanced present condition resulting therein, both with God’s good standing of favour restored, and man’s action through covenant obedience.  In order for “atonement” at-one-ment” (the concept of man being joined together with God) there must be the witness of two parties melded together in one. God provided for the atonement, but man must choose to partake thereof in accordance with the conditions expressed in commandment by God through the door of repentance. However, this is most assuredly was first initiated and prophesied by God in Gen. 3-15, and has now appeared to all men for the betterment of mankind kind. (for who can neglect so great a salvation?)

In the matter of reconciliation the 2 witnesses joined together are God and man. However, the principle of two witnesses runs very deep in the spiritual fabric of the Holy Scriptures.  I should also need further express that man must also have 2 witnesses within himself, 1) faith proven by 2) deeds, that ministers love from the heart. This is the principle of two witnesses that is woven into the very fabric of Gods’ word found in the Holy Scriptures. The biblical concept concerning the truth of two witnesses is that of any 2 things joined together as one in God. Examples; thought and deed, husband and wife, ministers and the word of truth, believer and testimony, all that can be joined in unity with God for the purpose and pleasure of His good will. This is the 3rd part left therein described in Zechariah 13-9. The opposite is that of two factions of evil, which cannot be united in peace, however always seeking to unite are plagued with divided loyalties causing them to bite and devour each other, hence are scattered abroad like chaff by the wind upon the threshing floor..

Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Word and deeds are likewise a witness of Gods’ faithfulness and truth, love, name, righteousness, mercy, power, His jealousy, His character and authority>His eternal Godhead. While also man’s deeds by faith done through obedience from the heart (sanctified in the truth, John 17) are imputed to him/her as righteousness and are a 2nd witness in the joining of the two parties together in love. Typed in scripture as>the bride and the groom, two witnesses that cleave together as one> the (church and Christ).

 In summary; if one has but a one sided view of the atonement he/she has not the true understanding of the blood atonement of Christ. In other words, the common consciences of the atonement is, that it only solves the problem of God’s justice being satisfied, viewing Christ’s works as being a substitute for obedience that pacifies Gods’ wrath, all the while not discerning that the wrath of God is still upon the children of disobedience. Therefore this half-hearted doctrine has little or no power upon the sinner to “go and sin no more”.

The 2nd part, man’s responsibility, is usually left out of the equation by preachers having great swelling words of emptiness. Such as is the case with the woman in John 8. The false pundits popularise the truth that Jesus spoke when He said; “let ye that are without sin cast the first stone”. However, by not preaching the whole council of God, they leave out the final statement by Jesus, “go and sin no more”. They teach only half of Romans 8-1 while always setting aside the conditions of the covenant (he that walks after the Spirit and nit after the flesh).

Most assuredly, the atoning blood of Christ gives the believer the power to “go and sin no more”. Therefore the power of the blood atonement must stop the sinner from sinning. Not by force, but rather by divine influence upon the hearts of men. (And they were pricked in the heart Acts 2-37). The power of this divine influence is made known in John 16-8, Romans 1-18, and Titus 2-12, as well as countless other places in scripture. Notwithstanding, the atonement must also be sufficient in the eyes of the offended party, that being God, for the purpose of establishing a conditional offer of forgiveness if they forsake and turn from their sinful ways. An act of mercy not provided for the fallen angels, who’s end is reserved for the lake of fire. Perhaps because they were in the very presence of God and not procreated in the fashion of men who’s flesh bodies become an avenue for temptation. I don’t know, just a guess on my part.

As we know, those conditions being (repent and believe). Thus by influence, the atonement out of love motivates the offender to stop his/hers offending, which in turn causes God to view the atonement sufficient enough to provide a conditional offer of forgiveness and mercy upon the offending party, should they repent and forsake their sin. Any teaching that covers not both of these vital components pertaining to the atoning blood of Christ is a false doctrine left wanting.

Once again: The “at-one-mentis meant for, the purpose of> 1)the means of which God provides an atoning influence upon the sinners heart, by the power of the  blood through the pricking of that heart, in order to surrender it’s members of war (their sin) against God. 2) And is sufficient for God to offer forgiveness to repented sinners which then brings about a union of God and man through His divine plan of reconciliation.

Keep in remembrance; that this cleaving together is the love and perfect oneness that Jesus prayed the Father for in the garden. In order for this to take place it must provide for two things working in unison. 1) the sins of man be forsaken an removed though His mercy and the empowerment to live Godly thereafter. This is the two fold purpose of the blood atonement that achieves the oneness that Jesus prayed for. This oneness is “love”, man working together with God, to obtain a relationship of love, of which otherwise cannot be obtained by any other means.

Upon repentance and the forsaking of sin, man then partakes by being filled with belief through faith. (“Repent and believe the gospel” said Jesus).  John 3-16 ye that “Believeth” means; by unwavering faith one ministers the fruits of righteous that worketh love . This is the result of a saving faith that works for the good of all those that love and obey God. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God
In John 3-16 God expresses His benevolent love and desire for a relationship with mankind, even to all mankind that should believeth, even while still in his sinful condition, that he might turn from his sin, forsake his evil ways and live.

  We, as born again partakers of His Grace, are to do likewise having benevolence with all mankind. 1 John 3-16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. We can by the knowledge of the Spirit know that we have the love of God by placing the needs of our neighbour before ours through obedience to Christ, our example.  John 3-16 is the loving example of those partakers of 1 John 3-16. Sadly, the church has made Christ into an idol, that has by enchantment, magically and forensically, done everything for them. This is the magician John Piper’s false explanation of the biblical truth “it is finished”. That being; A substitution gospel contrived by the hearts and minds of vain men. Thus, rather than Christ being our example of a “Way” to follow in “Truth” that we may pick up our cross and obtain “Life”….Yes, they have made Jesus an idol rather than “the way, the  truth, and the life”.

 “Christ died for the ungodly” Romans 5-6. Meaning Gods benevolence is unconditional. However, His love, concerning the covenant relationship with Him, is indeed, most certainly conditional, and a significant part of the atoning sacrifice. To meet those conditions all men have been foreordained with the gift of grace unto salvation Titus 2-11.

 By the grace of God, given to all men,. Man can cleanse himself and forsake his sin, thus entering in through the door of repentance, through the veil that was rent twain, at the mercy seat of God in the holiest of holies, ready to receive the sprinkling of the blood atonement through the baptism of the word, in the name of Jesus Christ. The blood that washes away the scarlet stains of sin upon ones tarnished garments.. Acts 2-38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.>>>Isaiah 1-18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The two fold equation of the atoning power of the blood of Christ 1) justifies God’s mercy and forgiveness for those washed in the power of the blood 2) the supernatural power in the blood to live godly lives in this present age is dispensed upon believers. This is the supernatural power that the angels so sought to look into for the purpose to inquire as to how it would manifest, but could not know. This is the power of the living Christ in the temple of the believer who has repented and forsaken his sin by cleansing himself of all unrighteousness, and making ready a clean vessel for the purpose of being beholden to this super natural power (grace) of the Spirit.

“When the Son of man is lifted up, He shall draw all men to Him”. The very blood of Christ when He was lifted up is a gift of grace to all men giving them the increase of the overshadowing of conviction by the power of the Spirit John 16-8, that they should be pricked in the heart desiring to seek Gods; love, mercy, and command to obedience.

All men in the post-cross era have been bestowed with a greater measure of the convicting power of the Spirit>the working of the Spirit upon the soul of man by necessity. Likewise a greater measure of the Spirit that should dwell in the hearts of the believers who walk by faith and not sight.

This greater measure of the Spirit dispensed by the grace of God was the fulfillment of the prophecy spoken of by the prophet Jeremiah, Jeremiah 31-33, of which Jeremiah himself being one of the many OT prophets could not understand the spiritual mechanics as to how this blood atonement would actually work by having a profound influence upon the hearts of believers being more precious than gold. Jeremiahs perplexity over the matter is so expressed by the apostle Peter in 1 Peter 1-10, and neither did the angles themselves know, verse 12.

This is why Jesus said; “it is expedient that I should go away, that the Father should therefore send the Comforter” who would in-turn selflessly testify of Christ and His works alone while also reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement. This is the power of the greater measure given after the cross. Therefore meaning; before the cross men/women had a lesser measure of the law written on their hearts, they were held accountable to that measure of truth given Romans 2-15. So, let us know most assuredly, that to us, of whom are given more, will be required of more. (to whomsoever much is given much is required, Luke 12-48).  This is the power of the atoning blood of Christ. The power to make “at-one” “IN” Covenant with God, (at-one-ment, atonement).

Why did Jeremiah and the angels not know of this great power of the blood? Because in the OT the blood of animals could not bestow this great power of grace upon the believer. It was yet still a mystery to them as to how it would all work… Jesus Christ being a more excellent sacrifice, thus having most assuredly more power in His redeeming blood…. So true is the old hymn “Power in the blood” >Would you be free from your burden of sin, there is power in the blood, power in the blood, wonder working power in the blood of the Lamb”. The grace of God that gives us the power to forsake sin and teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, that we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (this is the wonder working power of the blood atonement)

Grace and truth, bill

Not by substitution but by EXAMPLE.

Jesus did not obey so you do not have to. Substitution teaches that Jesus obeyed in your place so you don’t have to. Penal Substitution teaches that the requirements for “reconciliation” are met by a substitution which provides a “positional legal exchange” and thus destroys the necessity of heart reformation being central to reconciliation.

In other words the substitution model teaches that GOD HAS TO CHANGE in the way He views the sinner, not that the sinner had to change in order to be reconciled. The sinner can stay wicked under Penal Substitution because their wickedness no longer matters, God is pretending they are not wicked.

It is kind of like an adulterous husband needing to be reconciled to his wife. Instead of the husband having to repent and forsake his adultery and seek forgiveness from his wife, he instead has someone else be faithful as his substitute, the faithfulness of the someone else is then credited to the unfaithful husband and the adultery is credited to the faithful substitute. The wife then PRETENDS that the husband is not a faithful husband even though he keeps on committing adultery.

That is what people believe. It would be comedy if it were not real people really believing it. It is so stupid that it just boggles the mind.

It is not God who has to change. God is the “offended party.”

The sinner is the “offending party” and it is the sinner who has to change. That is why the Bible makes statements like this…

Pro 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

But, oh no, one does not have to do that says the Penal Substitution adherent. To confess and FORSAKE would be “works.” That would be “adding to the Finished Work of the Cross” (the legal exchange provision). No, no, all we have to do is “trust in Jesus” and “trust in the provision” by which God PRETENDS that we are righteous, “trust in the provision” by which God PUNISHED Jesus in our place, “trust in that” and it is all good.

What kind of superstition has infiltrated Christianity for so many to fall for such obvious nonsense? Have we lost our minds?

The Bible says this…

Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who WALK not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

WALK = DO = TAKE ACTION.

 1Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteous:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

 Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

1Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Jesus didn’t give Himself for us that He might cloak ongoing wickedness with His obedient track record, He didn’t give Himself for us to pay a “sin fine” we owed. Jesus gave Himself for us to REDEEM US FROM ALL INIQUITY AND MAKE US PURE BY WHICH WOULD BE ZEALOUS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

That is what the Bible teaches and the vast majority of professing Christianity in 2015 rejects it and accepts fables instead.

More Problems with Penal Substitution

1. Penalty Paid = Penalty Not Forgiven

2. Penalty Paid = Limited Penalties Paid (Jesus only died for a select few) or All Penalties Paid (Universal Salvation)

3. Penal Substitution is only 400 years old.

4. Early Church did not teach anything remotely close to Penal Substitution

5. Bible does not teach anything remotely close to Penal Substitution, the doctrine is read into select passages via the use of rhetoric and conjecture.

6. Penal Substitution destroys the Gospel because reconciliation with God is premised on a mere “legal exchange” as opposed to the “true state of the heart.” In other words Penal Substitution teaches that it is God that has to change in the reconciliation process not man. God merely PRETENDS the sinner is innocent and righteous due to the double imputation legal exchange taught in the Penal Model.

The death of Christ put into effect the New Covenant because a covenant is only of effect after one has died. God has used the blood of Jesus as His signature, so to speak, to guarantee His part of the covenant, we are thus able to enter into that covenant with full confidence.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

The shedding of blood was necessary because sins have to be purged from our conscience. The death of Christ is simply the means God has elected to do this. It is God’s way of dealing with sins once and for all.

Hebrews 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

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