How Jesus Christ, who is God blessed for ever, could be made a curse or become accursed. For whose sake was Christ thus accursed and punished? (1) That Christ died for all men, with an absolute intention of bringing all and every one of them into a state of salvability; from the which they were excluded by their guilt and God's righteous judgment, and that He is not frustrated in this His intention, but, by His death, hath fully effected and accomplished it. But if Christ had not died for all, as well for the reprobate as the elect, this tender could not be made to all, as our Saviour commands it to be (v. 15), "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Guthrie. Jesus was almost crushed there. It is true He hath already demonstrated His hate against it by ruthful examples upon all the creatures. It is true He hath already demonstrated His hate against it by ruthful examples upon all the creatures. The sins of all the world assembled and met together upon Him.3. The believer's discharge. For whose sake was Christ thus accursed and punished? Salvation becomes an actual and personal blessing through the ministration of the Spirit. Let us try to understand more clearly the nature of His substitution, and of the suffering which it entailed upon Him.I. He who was to be a substitute for the guilty must Himself be innocent. Three words in conclusion.1. That it was an act of obedience is plain from Philippians 2:8, "He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. I might remind you of those words of the ransomed Church in Isaiah, "All we like sheep have gone astray; "we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Every one, therefore, that is afflicted is not presently accursed. And accordingly as any affliction or suffering tends to the promoting of these ends, so it may be said to be a curse or not.2. God alone can bring His curse on any man. Ver. The chain, by which it binds him, is the guilt of sin, and from which none can loose the soul but Christ. BLESSING THROUGH CHRIST. God alone can bring His curse on any man. Birch.Damon, a Grecian philosopher, is remarkable for his devotion to Pythias, his friend.  As Christ is thus conjoined to us, both naturally and mystically, so He has also given His full consent to stand in our stead, and to bear our punishment.4. There is; for, behold! Pardon could not be an act of pure grace, if God received satisfaction from us; but if He pardon us upon the satisfaction received from Christ, though it be of debt to Him, it is of grace to us: for it was grace to admit a surety to satisfy, more grace to provide Him, and most of all to apply His satisfaction to us, by uniting us to Christ, as He hath done.4. Those who, when offered the gospel, prefer to remain under the law (Galatians 3:10). Since faith is the hand that lays hold upon the finished work of Christ, which works could not and would not do, for works lead us to boast and to forget Christ, faith becomes the true and only way of obtaining justification and everlasting life. (4) God so severely punisheth His Son that the extremity of His sufferings might be a caution to us, and affect us with a holy dread and fear how we provoke so just and so jealous a God. To this I answer:(1) In general, that it is not unjust for God to punish the sins of one person upon another who hath not committed them. But if Christ had not died for all, as well for the reprobate as the elect, this tender could not be made to all, as our Saviour commands it to be (v. 15), "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. It was therefore necessary that Christ should take our nature upon a threefold account. There is a nearer conjunction between Christ and us, and that is mystical, whereby we are made one person with Him. For it is expedient that God should, by some notable example, show the world how provoking a thing sin is. )The two cursesBishop Chris. Justice is answered; the law is satisfied; the curse removed; and we restored to the hopes of eternal life and salvation. He was made a curse. Birch.Damon, a Grecian philosopher, is remarkable for his devotion to Pythias, his friend. An improper redemption is a powerful rescue of a man from under any evil or danger in which he is. (1) That Christ died for all men, with an absolute intention of bringing all and every one of them into a state of salvability; from the which they were excluded by their guilt and God's righteous judgment, and that He is not frustrated in this His intention, but, by His death, hath fully effected and accomplished it. And now turn we for a moment to the passage cited by the apostle from the Pentateuch. For if His own Son, dear to Him as His own essence, could not escape, when He only stood in the place of sinners, how thinkest thou, O wretch! Cain. (Richard Nicholls. THE DIVINE REDEMPTION OF THE SINNER1. Those who, when offered the gospel, prefer to remain under the law (Galatians 3:10). Thus much may suffice to establish this great truth. What it is to be made a curse. (1) Then certain it is that Christ is essentially blessed, being the most blessed God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father, possessing all the infinite perfections of the Deity, invariably and immeasurably. "(4) The matter of Christ's satisfaction was His active and passive obedience to all the law of God required. (b)Yet He was not free from all imputed sin and guilt. ("Sister Dora," by M. © Copyright 2011. By undergoing this curse for us, Christ, He who is God from everlasting, and who became Emmanuel, God with us, God in our flesh, uniting together the two natures — the Divine and the human — in His one person — Christ Jesus, redeemed us from the curse of the law. (Bishop Chris. ", Deliverance Firm the Curse Through Christ, The Curse of the Law and the Curse of the Cross, The Necessity for Christ's Bearing Our Curse. The law, although not given to all from Sinai, has been written by the finger of God more or less legibly upon the conscience of all mankind.3. But let us fix our attention a little more closely on those words of 2 Corinthians 5:21, "God made Him to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (b)Yet He was not free from all imputed sin and guilt. It would grieve one's heart to see how many poor creatures are drudging and tugging at a task of repentance, and revenge upon themselves, and reformation, and obedience, to satisfy God for what they have clone against Him: And alas! )Christ stood for the "every one who continueth not," by becoming the "very one" who hung upon the tree.(M. Wordsworth. Wordsworth. 3. It is opposition to His righteous rule. A ragged school boy, he was a hero in his way, presenting an example of courage and kindness, of sympathy and unselfishness, rare in schools — or anywhere else.(Dr. Their covering of glory, that came from being made in the image of God, was gone. It is out of the question to imagine the sense of the term to be entirely changed in this second: clause. And there are two things upon which this justice and equity are founded — conjunction and consent. The blessings of salvation are to be obtained in Christ (ἐν Χριστῷ). Three words in conclusion.1. He underwent the curse. Did Christ bear the same wrath and curse which were due to us for our sins, or some other punishment in lieu thereof? PRACTICAL INFERENCES AND COROLLARIES.1. For there is such an intimate union by faith between Christ and a believer, that they make up but one mystical person. All the sins of His people were actually laid upon Him. "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."5. This work is to "redeem." How was it to be removed?1. When Jesus died He committed His soul to the Father. This curse of the law is the most dreadful thing imaginable; it strikes at the life of a sinner, yea, his best life, the eternal life of the soul; and when it hath condemned, it is inexorable, no cries nor tears, no reformations or repentance, can loose the guilty sinner: for it requires for its reparation that which no mere creature can give, even an infinite satisfaction. It is out of the question to imagine the sense of the term to be entirely changed in this second: clause. In this blessing is included —1. We find frequent instances of this in the Scripture (Exodus 20:8; Lamentations 5:7; Genesis 9:25; 2 Samuel 21:1-14; 2 Samuel 24:17). "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."5. (3) The internal moving cause of Christ's satisfaction for us was His obedience to God, and love to us. What an argument is here for a poor believer to plead with God!5. Beyond all doubt the meaning is, Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, having borne that curse — been made the curse of the law for us. Pardon could not be an act of pure grace, if God received satisfaction from us; but if He pardon us upon the satisfaction received from Christ, though it be of debt to Him, it is of grace to us: for it was grace to admit a surety to satisfy, more grace to provide Him, and most of all to apply His satisfaction to us, by uniting us to Christ, as He hath done.4. Heart is like wax ; it can demand no more I were in. 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