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What happened on the cross is what counts for your salvation?

When Jesus cried out My God Why have you forsaken me, this was not a permanent condition, it was resolved before He died. For He said “it is finished,” not I’m finished. The new covenant was completed by the blood poured out and his death.

He "taste[d] death for every man" (Heb. 2:9). This was fulfilled as he being the substitute man dying in our place for sin. But only a perfect sinless man could fulfil this.

Before He expired, “Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit” (Matthew 27:50; John 19:30). He was totally restored in his relationship before He died. His Spirit was not committed into Satan’s hands to go to hell, but the Father’s. If he was put him in Hell this means the Father did not accept His sacrifice, but instead rejected it. The word actually says he entered Hades, paradise, called Abraham’s bosom, the side where the faithful reside not the unfaithful side.

As we eat the bread and drink the cup we are “proclaiming the Lord’s death till He comes.” Which death are we announcing? This Scripture speaks of only one death involved in redemption, a physical death that shed blood. This is the death we are to remember him by. For without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.

Since He is both God and man, He was not separated eternally from God, but, being infinite, and God He was able to endure the penalty of sin in those few hours upon the cross. Anything that caused separation was restored.

If Jesus ever had the fallen nature of Adam, it would have disqualified Himself as the sacrifice for our sins. If He became sin He would also have to be included to be atoned for. The Bible teaches that Christ was separate from sinners and did not atone for himself. How could he reconcile the world if He became something other than the sinless sacrifice?

Paul wrote of Christ’s “offering and sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma” to God (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”?

Those who teach he became sinful, or satanic are blaspheming the Holy One and the holy sacrifice of himself (Acts 2:27; 3:14).

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, in him was NO SIN. 1 John 3:5 says, “ And you know he appeared to take away our sins, and in him, THERE IS NO SIN,” meaning that He had no sin before, during, nor after the cross.

To say different is to disbelieve the Bible, to challenge God at his Word. This is extremely important because this is the gospel of the lamb sacrificed for the sins of the world.

Let’s look at this carefully understanding first that Jesus is the SINLESS lamb who takes away the sin of the world as John introduced him to his people. God himself was in Jesus. To say he died spiritually means God himself became sin, is that what one wants to believe about Jesus?

Jesus tasted death for every man. What is being confused is the two, he did not die spiritually but he was no longer in fellowship with the Father because mankinds sin was laid upon him.

2 Cor. 5:21 '........ he who knew no sin was made to be sin ....' the word made to be sin is an unfortunate interpretation.

He carried away our sin as Gods sin bearer. In 2 Corinthians 5:21 the word “became” in the Greek is Metonym, meaning He became a sin offering, He did not become sin himself. He was made to be sin in our place, for us in a JUDICIAL sense. He was a vicarious atonement; as a substitution He suffered in our place and took our penalty of judgment on the cross.

Colossians 2:15: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, he made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them in it .” This happened on the cross (v.14), this could never have occurred if Christ was suffering in Hell by these same principalities and powers,

I Peter 3:18 states, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh , but quickened (made alive) by the Spirit.”

Meaning his flesh was resurrected by the spirit and made alive forevermore.

If your Jesus became sin and went to hell to pay for sin, you have another Jesus - which makes this teaching a different Gospel, this is not the true one who was without sin.

As Paul says in 2 Cor. 13:5 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves” Paul made clear what saves, “ declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain .” (1 Cor. 15:1-3)

V.3-4 Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures”

And admonishes us all to “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13)

We are to be on guard stay in the faith of the gospel in the Scripture which will take courage and strength against those who try to remove you from it.

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