SEVEN FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CROSS
ONE: THE NECESSITY OF THE CROSS
IV: The Problem of Eternity: Forgiveness!
By: Brother Cliff
God, Who is Holy, must deal righteously with that which is unholy: sin and its fruit, at its source which is mankind. The Holy God must put away sin and its fruit; both of which are unholy, by cutting off and putting away their source. Therefore, He must cut off and put away through death, mankind. In this lay the crisis of Eternity for God, because God Who is Holy is also God Who is Love.
In the measured wrath of righteous judgment, His Holiness demanded death to sinful mankind. In the passionate mercy of His Fatherly heart, His love demanded an acceptable, sacrificial Substitute!
Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Only the eternally pure, sinless, and Holy Lamb; once and forever for all mankind, would be accepted by the Father and then sacrificed in substitutional identification as the sin of the world.
The wrath of His righteous judgment toward both sin and sinner was satisfied, in that is was fully poured out upon His Son. All that mankind might be before Him in Love, Holy, and unblamable in His sight; accepted in the Beloved.
Behold! The Holy One of Israel, given by the Father for: the propitiation of our sin, our redemption from sin, our justification before Him, and our reconciliation to Him; all and forever only, through the Atonement of the Cross.
II Co 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.”
Brother Cliff — Fort Mill, SC