Jesus The Perfect Sin Offering Who Knew no Sin
After 6 years in lukewarm, false belief, when I learned and accepted that Jesus was the perfect Sin Offering and not some magical sin covering, I became truly saved and have never looked back. Join me below on this most powerful Biblical Truth.
“Who knew no sin”
There are some scriptures many like to take out of context to try and prove a false premise. It’s called twisting (wresting) scripture to their demise, and along with John 3:16, Eph 2:8-9, we have 2 Cor 5:21, which they like to use to make Jesus sin, take our due wrath and then transfer His righteousness onto us when we accept this substitution package. I implore you to let scripture define scripture and look into the heart of ALL scripture that will completely demolishes the FALSE definition so many have of 2nd Corinthians 5:21.
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2nd Corinthians 5:21
This passage was mutilated by the translators for the two fold purpose of supporting the notion that Christ became sin on the Cross so believers could be ‘made righteous in Him. (Imputed righteousness) They did this by ADDING the terms: ‘hath made him to be’, and ‘we might be made’, seemingly supporting the Doctrine of Christ becoming sin in man’s place and His Righteousness being magically transferred in the process. And as adding the word ‘Imputed’ to other passages, the delusion is complete and people who have bought into it are not likely to be easily persuaded otherwise by simply examining the Greek words and finding that it says no such thing.
The ‘he hath made’ phrase is expanded from the Greek ‘Poieo’; meaning to: bear, shoot forth, cause, and produce
‘Him to be sin’ is simply the Greek word for Sin, ‘Hamarita’, as in ‘sin offering’ as its translated many times in OT
‘Might be made the’ is the single Greek word ‘Ginomai’, which means ‘Become, not made in the sense of imparted
So properly stated (without some magical transfer theology infused) it could simply say:
‘For He was made a Sin Offering on our behalf, who knew no sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him’. It’s also important to note ‘Become’ is in the Subjunctive mood, meaning something that may or may not occur depending on circumstances. In the Context of Verses 20-21, it is speaking to those YET to be reconciled through repentance and faith proven by deeds. So the term: ‘We are Made Righteous in Him’, in the sense of it being something transferred to us by God when we believe in Jesus, is NOT Scriptural. Rather, it is Christ who has ‘become the example set forth to us as the model of all things pertaining to life and godliness:
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made (Become, ginomai) unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” 1st Corinthians 1:30-31
NOT that He is doing it ‘for us’ or transferring it to us, but leading us into it. That’s why Scripture speaks of righteousness as something we DO, not something DONE for us or in our place. As the following:
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20
“He that is UNJUST, LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL: and he which is FILTHY, LET HIM BE FILTHY STILL: and he that is RIGHTEOUS, LET HIM BE RIGHTEOUS STILL: and he that is HOLY, LET HIM BE HOLY STILL” Revelation 22:11
“Might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.” Luke 1:75
“The Righteousness of God is revealed FROM FAITH TO FAITH” Romans 1:17
“And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” Romans 6:13
“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romand 6:16, 18
“That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:4
“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17
“And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Put on the breastplate of Righteousness” Ephsianss 4:24, 6:14
“Bare the Fruits of Righteousness”, Philippians 1:11, James 3:18, Hebrews 12:11, Exceeding Righteous, Seek Righteous, Matthew 5:20, 6:33
Follow Righteousness, 1st Timothy 6:11, 2nd Timothy 2:22, Instruct them in Righteousness, 2nd Timothy 3:16
Suffer for Righteousness, Mattthew 5:10, 1st Peter 3:14, Preacher of Righteousness, 2nd Peter 2:5
“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1st John 3:7-8.
This does not introduce some new idea that Jesus Christ somehow became actual sin, and it perfectly agrees with other Scriptures, such as Ephesians 5:2, “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savior,” and Hebrews 10:10, “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
A Christian must “walk as He walked”:
1st John 2:6 “He that saith he abideth in HIM (JESUS) ought HIMSELF also so to walk, even as he (JESUS) walked.”
Jesus was clearly made a “sin offering“ offered up without spot unto God, a sacrificial lamb, clean, pure, un-defiled and “without sin.”
He never became sin in any way, because it’s impossible to make the son of God, the all holy one, pure and un-defiled, blackened sin and a spotless sin offering at the same time!
That is why we must dig deep into the Scriptures, the words, the meanings, and the intent, because the whole purpose for the death of Christ was not for Him to become your sin, take you due punishment and then transfer His righteousness unto you, NO, it was to cleanse and purge your conscience from dead works, a spotless sin offering for past sins, so you can be released from the bondage of sin, and purified once and for all when you repent and crucify the rebellious heart at the cross with Him.
“Except YOUR righteousness”
Matthew 5:20 “For I say unto you, That except YOUR righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Our righteousness exceeds the scribes and Pharisees when we simply obey God through our faithfulness to Him, a real righteousness, or simply doing what is right by faith. The scribes and Pharisees were dark inside, clean outside, and full of dead men’s bones. We exceed this by crucifying the flesh as commanded, and being filled with the spirit, cleansed and purged, now ransomed from the corrupting influence of sin. A righteousness that exceeds above the religious elite who were a brood of vipers, dead in sin.
Those who are born again, will never say, “What must God do for me”? Meaning they do nothing because God does it all, gives it all, and declares them righteous while they are actually unrighteous.
No, they will say, “what must I do”? Meaning we have our part in working together with God, to yield to His commands, to produce righteous deeds of faith, and simply do what is right, through an obedient and crucified heart.
The filthy rags church will never get this though, because most of them are seared into the lies handed down by the reformed church fathers and all the modern churches today who taught the “born in sin” lie, followed by the imputed righteousness lie, followed by the faith alone / not of works lie, followed by the pre-forgiveness of sins and we will always be sinners lie.
My peace and hope is built on the rock of Jesus Christ, the real Jesus, who made it clear who would inherit eternal life. Those who walk the crucified life in the power of the Spirit have no worries about their final salvation, they are secure as they remain in the vine (Christ) and keep holy and unspotted from this dark world (James 1:27).
But those who think it’s a done deal and anything they do is just “self-righteous works” and that the only sin of disqualification is “unbelief” will be in for a rude awakening on judgment day, lest they come out of their delusion, repent of their complacency, and walk the narrow road as commanded, instead of making excuses why they can sin and not die.
Proverbs 28:13 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso CONFESSETH and FORSAKETH them shall have mercy.”
Mat 7:13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
To be free indeed.
Grace is the power and holy influence given by God that is a teacher of righteousness, (living a godly life now) Titus 2:11, while, faith (obedience) is what we must produce (deeds) Matt 3-8, through an obedient heart that has been given free will and total ability, Ecclesiastes 7:29, to come to God on His terms, through repentance and faith proven by deeds (2 Cor 7:10-11). Repentance doesn’t save you, or make you righteous before God, by claiming “look what I did”. No, it’s the total renovation of the soul that has finally yielded to the convicting power of the spirit, John16:8, to crucify the flesh along with is passions and desires once and for all (Galatians 5:24, Romans Chapter 6).
The rebellion ceased, through a faith(obedience, faithfulness) that works by love (Galatians 5:6) and the heart is then purified through obedience to the truth (1 Peter 1.22). Nothing magical, no Holy Ghost shivers or strange signs and wonders, just a radical crisis of conviction that must take place first in the heart (2nd Corinthians 7:10-11) before God will even consider mercy and pardon of all past sins, Romans 3:25, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:32).
Now righteousness is imputed(accounted, accredited) onto you as you obey from the heart (Romans 6:17) producing deeds worthy of your calling (2nd Corinthians 7:11) to remain pure, holy, separated, and simply obeying Gods commands which are not a burden (1st John 5-3) or something impossible to achieve.
But it’s a slow and steady lifelong commitment to keep yourself in His love (covenant) Jude 1:21, by enduring ’til the end in that righteous life, Matthew 10:22, (morally upright) free from the bondage’s of sin (redeemed) Titus 2:14 and no longer a slave (dead to it) Romans 6:6-7, set free by the blood that was shed by Christ (Hebrews 9-14) to cleanse and purge, not cover and forget ongoing sins of rebellion (Romans 6:22). This is the freedom Jesus promised His committed believers and followers, who knew to go and sin no more, John 8:11, and then follow His example from that moment on.