Scripture at Sunrise 4.18.2011

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:21

What is the Gospel? Many people would say a message of salvation…but salvation from what? Basically, God is saving us from God.

God is holy and hates sin. He demands justice and will not let the guilty go unpunished. (Romans 1:18) Why will a person who is a sinner have to be punished for eternity for their sin? Because they have offended an eternal God (John 3:36).

God’s holiness demands justice; therefore, He made Jesus Christ become sin for us. All our sins were put into His account (Psalm 103:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19). Our guilt was imputed to Christ.  He puts His righteousness in our account when we are in Him.

In Adam, all our sinners. In Christ, we are righteous. We are justified: cleared of all charges and declared righteous in God’s sight.

If we are in Christ, we are His ambassadors. An ambassador is one who represents the Ruler in a foreign country. We must convey the message of our King/Ruler. His message? The Gospel…a message of reconciliation about God saving us from His wrath.

{I didn’t do it justice. Listen to full audio here.}

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