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WALKING WITH GOD IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS HOLINESS AND LOVE
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Jesse M. Hendley
II Corinthians 5:21
"Christ Made Sin"
About six months ago I awoke with two Greek words on my
mind---hamartian epoiesen - from II Corinthians 5:21,
translated "He made sin." The object (He) is God. The
subject (sin) is Christ. The statement is profound - "God
made Christ sin." It doesn't say He made Him a sinner, it
says He made Him "sin. " This is what God showed me that
morning. I saw the sins of an Adolph Hitler. Can you
imagine doing what Hitler did and standing in the presence
of God with all those sins? He sent six million Jews to the
gas chambers. One eyewitness said, "I saw two thousand
women and children stripped naked in the cold and carted
away to the gas chambers." That is just a fraction of the
people who died. This man had enormous guilt, but Jesus was
made that sin for him. Hitler could have been saved! Christ
was made all the evil he was. That is mind-boggling.
I still say that this Bible is the biggest fairy story ever
told, unless it is so. IT IS SO!
Jesus was made the sin of an adulterer. I cannot imagine
how a man who commits adultery feels when he dies and meets
God and sees his shame. Every act of adultery he committed,
Jesus was made for him. "Made sin" not a sinner. Christ
never sinned. He was made that man's sin, guilt, and shame.
Jesus was made the sin of a wife beater. I cannot imagine
that sin. I had a wife I lived with 61 years. When she
died, I was literally dying of grief. God pulled me out of
it. There is no way in the world I could have laid my hands
on my wife. We had a joint bank account. If my wife had
withdrawn (as God is my witness) every penny out of that
account, I wouldn't have said a word. I loved her, not the
A man married a lady. This newlywed couple had a new car.
She was driving it and had an accident. She wondered what
in the world her husband was goi ...
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