Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
9 And He made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

Verse 7-9: In the beginning when Adam and Eve disobeyed God they were brought to justice and because of their sin they died. But, the interesting fact in that sentence is that Adam and Eve didn’t die until after they sinned.  We may not think of it much but do you know a human can not die unless they have sinned?

OK, but how did Jesus die? You may think that is a contradiction in the Bible. How could Jesus be sinless yet die because of sin?

Heres the thing, Jesus didn’t die because of His sin, He had none, He died because of our sin! Here is a scenario to illlustrate this point:

Bill just committed a crime.

Will witnessed the crime and covers for Bill by taking the punishment.

Will gets punished for a crime, yet he is not guilty.

Sounds pretty simple when put in that scenario doesn’t it? The same thing goes for Jesus and our sins thrown upon Him. Jesus bore the punishment without the crime!

About Jacob Howard

A writer and Christian, I thank God for letting me see the Salvation offered by His Son and I am eternally grateful for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

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