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Imaginary Sin Concept?

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in response to reader comment: Imaginary sin concept doesn't fit to life on earth

Submitted by Drew (United States), Oct 17, 2006 at 23:10

Nuray,

I'm not sure what you mean by imaginary sin concept? The post you responded to was that Jesus came to earth (God in the form of a man) to pay the price for our sins. This is certainly no imaginary sin. Christ did not pay for Adam and Eve's sins alone, but for mine and yours and every other human who ever has or will ever live. Christ took the burden of every sin ever commited and became the sacrifice on which the wrath of God was poured out.

The entirety of the Old Testament is the account of the people of God, the nation of Israel (referred to as such after Abraham), and their system of sacrifice and offering to God to make a payment for their sins. Their animal and crop firstfruits were never actually an appropriate sacrifice to atone their sins, to make things right with God. The were what God wanted for that time, however, until he sent his own Son, in the form of a man, because it was the only just way to atone for the sins of man. Christ became that last sacrifice, that to all who accept his work of atonement on the cross, righteousness will be credited to them, just as it was to Abraham for his faith in God.

That righteousness is something no man can achieve, it is a gift from God's grace. This is the only way to have your sins forgiven, in order to pass judgement before God (the Son will do the Judging). You either believe it entirely, or you do not believe it at all. I'm still here wondering how you can acknowledge that God is the source of these writings, but that they are flawed. There are warnings in the Bible regarding false prophets... Please respond, and thank you for reading.

Drew

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