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September 28, 2006



Quick question, how do you interpet 2 Corinthians 5:21:

"For he hath made Him {Jesus} [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
(also Hebrews 4:15)

compared with:

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
(also 1 Kings 8:46)



In forthcoming posts, I will be addressing the question of 'sin'. This will involve a comprehensive analysis of Pauline theology and will deal with entire scriptural themes not just individual texts. For instance, the texts you quoted require an understanding of Paul's definition of 'sin'.

For an 'appetiser' though:
Jesus became the first-born in the Kingdom of God at the resurrection.

All who undergo a self-imposed spiritual crucifixion and resurrection gain admittance to the Kingdom of God;

All reborn Christians are also begotten of God.

All reborn Christians share the same Father-Child relationship with God as does Jesus of Nazareth.

All reborn Christians CANNOT sin.

'Original Sin' is unscriptural.

As you can see, the exposition of all these themes will require a lengthy series of posts so I will just ask for your patience until then.


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