CHRIST BECAME A CURSE FOR US
Jesse M. Hendley
Today we are studying the word CURSE, from Galatians
3:13. "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the
Law, being made a curse for us. For it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree." The word
CURSE in the Bible is a very terrible word. It is a
word that has only a bad meaning. It means evil,
injury, hurt, pain, disgrace, torment, loss, death. It
has nothing good about it. There is nothing good for a
person under a curse. It is all bad. It is used of man
cursing God with his lips and cursing God in his
heart; of man cursing man; wishing for God evil,
injury and hurt, pain, disgrace and death, and wishing
for man these same evils. That's what it means to
curse. It is used of God cursing the devil, and of God
cursing man. But FROM GOD, curses always result in a
blessing and are a very blessed thing!
You say, "Preacher, how do you get the idea that when
Jesus says, 'Depart from Me, ye cursed, into
everlasting fire,' this can be GOOD?"
He didn't say it would be good for THAT SOUL. Remember
that God has ALL people to look after. He has the
whole universe, the whole world. There are nearly
three billion people on the face of the earth today.
Think of the millions who have gone on ahead of us
into eternity. We do not know how many shall follow.
God has to look after every soul and its well-being,
and hell must exist for the well-being of the majority
of people, for the well-being of those who will walk
It is like a plague. You isolate a home and put it
under quarantine AS A BLESSING. You don't mean it for
a hurt to the people within or elsewhere, but you
quarantine the house so the disease may not spread.
Now God has a hell in this universe for people who are
rebellious and will not walk with Him in His way,
according to the best ways and best interests of
Himself and all the world. There must be a place ...
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