Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Meet the true enemies of the cross of Christ, Part 4.

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Christ on Cross

2. Reject human good and evil, called dead works; HEB 6:1.

Enemies of the cross of Christ live in human good, religion, self-righteousness and morality; ISA 64:6.

ROM 5:12Therefore, just as through one man [Adam], sin [the sin nature] entered into the world, and [spiritual] death through [the] sin [nature] so [spiritual] death spread to the entire human race because all sinned [when Adam sinned].”

ROM 7:14For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to [ten hamartian] the entire sin nature.”

1JO 1:8If we say [assert] that we have no sin nature, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth or doctrine is not in us.”

Diakaios – refers to perfect righteousness, and describes our Lord Jesus Christ, the perfect “lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”

HEB 9:14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

He was sustained by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the PPOG, HEB 9:15.

He utilized the problem-solving device of +H, HEB 12:3.

1PE 3:18, – huper + plus the genitive of advantage from adikos is strictly substitutionary, translated “on behalf of” “as a substitute for,” “instead of,” “in place of,” the unrighteous ones.

ISA 64:6Our righteousness is as filthy rags in His sight.

An enemy of the cross “thinks more highly of himself than what he ought to think;” ROM 12:3; 2TI 4:2.

The fact that Christ remained righteous while bearing our sins is what made the suffering so intense.

The humanity of Christ remained impeccable and trichotomous in His unique spiritual death.

Turn to GAL 3:13

“for us” – huper plus the genitive plural of advantage from ego [hemon] = “becoming a curse instead of (in place of, on behalf of, as a substitute for) us.”

Salvation was provided through the substitutionary spiritual death on the cross which removed the barrier between man and God, EPH 2:14-16.

The substitutionary spiritual death of our Lord Jesus Christ provided the unlimited atonement which removed the barrier of personal sin.

1TI 4:10For this reason, we [pastors] work hard to the point of exhaustion, and we hang in there tough [keep on contending] because we have confidence in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.”

The substitutionary spiritual death of our TLJC provided redemption through which the barrier of the curse of the Law has been removed.

The substitutionary spiritual death of our Lord Jesus Christ provided regeneration which removes the barrier of physical birth.

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