A sin offering not an offering of Sin!
So many complicate the simple gospel and make it into another gospel. This can take place for various reasons, some from their own misunderstanding, others from trying ameliorate it. You can be sure that when they teach Jesus became sinful or a sinner and then went to hell to pay for our sins that is not the Bibles Gospel. They either know this and are unsaved by the true gospel, or, they are mistaken. When shown they are wrong they will submit to the word of God and the truth. If not then they are not save by the true Gospel.
Jesus was our sin-offering, he did NOT become sin. The Bible again and again states that Jesus offered up His body as a sacrifice for our sins, and that He was put to death,” IN THE FLESH”.
Only one who is fully righteous, sinless can die for the world’s sins.
Nowhere does it say Jesus died in His Spirit.
Jesus spoke of laying down His physical life in John 15:13, not His Spirit. God who is Spirit animated the body of Jesus. It was his blood, his life that paid for sin, not his spirit. In John 6:51, Jesus describes Himself as, “... the living Bread which came down from heaven, and the bread which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world .” He did not speak of giving His spirit with His body, nor his spirit separately- but HIS FLESH for the life of the world. The word “flesh” indicates the body. Colossians 1:20, 22: “and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross … yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach.”
1Pet.3:18 being put to death IN THE FLESH, and quickened by the Spirit [as in Rom.8:11-raised from the dead by the Spirit]
spiritual death is what is at work in our bodies from the moment we are born, we are spiritually "dead in trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2: 1; Col 2:13), thus we die in our bodies naturally.
Sinful men are dead in their spirit, their spirit has no life, thus we need a new spiritual birth. Jesus did not die becoming spiritually dead in need to be reborn as sinful does.
This sacrifice is dependent upon a physical death. “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.” Leviticus17:11: for“the life of the flesh is in the blood ...it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Hebrews 13:21 calls this sacrifice the “blood of the everlasting covenant.” The atonement came by the blood of a sinless man.
1Pet. 4:1 Forasmuch then Christ hath suffered for us IN THE FLESH”
Col.1:21-22 “ And you….hath He reconciled IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH through death .”
John 6:51- I am the living bread which came down from heaven….and the bread that I will give is MY FLESH, which I will give for the life of the world .”
Heb.10:10-…. we are sanctified through the offering of the BODY OF JESUS once for all . “
These are just a few Scriptures that show Jesus died in the flesh and not in His Spirit!!”
Col. 1:14-15 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
Eph. 2:14-16 “ having abolished in His flesh the enmity… and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross .”
1Pet.4:1 Forasmuch then Christ hath suffered for us IN THE FLESH.
Col.1:21-22-And you…. hath He reconciled IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH through death.
In his flesh we were reconciled. There is no more work after he died except to resurrect, there is no suffering in Hades for the Messiah.
Paul wrote of Christ’s “offering and sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma” (Ephesians 5:2). A sin offering was to be pure without ANY DEFECT! What made Jesus’ offering acceptable to God was that He was a sinless, a holy and unblemished offering to God. How could Jesus have literally become sin when Hebrews 9:14 tells us that he offered himself “without blemish to God”?
God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself 2 Cor.5:19. If Jesus was sin it would have disqualified the sacrifice. How could he reconcile the world if he became something other than the sinless sacrifice? All the sacrifices were to be without spot or blemish
Peter writes the same thing “ knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot ” (1 Peter 1:18-20). NO corruption, a Lamb without spot or blemish. Just as 1 John 3:5 states, “ And you know he appeared to take away our sins, and in him, THERE IS NO SIN,”
In him was NO SIN. Not before, not on the cross nor after.