Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 111. The old sin nature test.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
5. Because their old sin nature is exposed.
Sin is in the singular - accusative singular feminine noun - hamartias = not personal sin, but the entire OSN.
The old sin nature test.
The old sin nature originated from human volition.
Man with his own volition invented the old sin nature.
Adam’s original sin is imputed to mankind at birth.
Man’s twenty-three contaminated chromosomes which fertilize the female ovum, which is uncontaminated by the old sin nature, pass on the old sin nature to each member of the human race.
While both man and woman are carriers of the old sin nature, only the man can transmit the old sin nature through the fertilization of the female ovum.
This was how our Lord was born as the last Adam.
The first Adam was created perfect; the last Adam, Jesus Christ, was born perfect. So Jesus Christ was the facsimile or type of Adam before the fall.
There is no such thing as the perpetual virginity of Mary.
Mary’s virgin pregnancy was caused by God the Holy Spirit fertilizing the female ovum. He provided twenty-three perfect chromosomes to fertilize her twenty-three perfect chromosomes which were uncontaminated by the old sin nature.
In this way, Mary had a virgin pregnancy - parthenogenesis - the origin of our Lord’s humanity into the world.
Mary received at birth the imputation of human life to her soul and the imputation of Adam’s original sin to her old sin nature; so she was not perfect.
In the case of her Son, Jesus, God the Father imputed human life to His human soul, but divine justice could not impute Adam’s original sin since there was no target, no home, no antecedence, no affinity, with no genetically-formed old sin nature in Him.
It is the virgin birth that is the basis for redemption, because it provided the world with a perfect human being, the only One qualified to be judged for the sins of the world.
1. To be our Savior.
As God, Jesus Christ could have nothing to do with sin. To provide redemption, the sins of the world had to be imputed to Christ on the cross.
1TI 2:5-5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.
3. To be our High Priest.
He is not a Levitical priest as the Jews had in the Old Testament, but with His third royal patent He became a royal priest.
A priest = a member of the human race representing himself or humanity in general before God. We, the Royal Family in the Church-age, are a “kingdom of priests,” 1PE 2:9.
Over 3000 years ago, God promised David that he would have a son who would reign forever.
At the First Advent of the virgin birth, our Lord receives His second royal title, “Son of David.” In order to become the Son of David, Jesus Christ had to become true humanity.
In His Second Advent our Lord will fulfill that promise to David. The humanity of Christ, riding a white horse, will come back and reign on earth, not only for the 1000 years of the Millennium, but for all eternity in the new earth.
The promise was offered in the First Advent; it is fulfilled in the Second Advent.
When the apostles dealt with the Jews after the Day of Pentecost in the early part of Acts, they always brought up the question: how can Jesus Christ be the Son of David and at the same time God?
The answer is found in the Hypostatic Union, which in turn leads to the concept of redemption.
JOH 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
ROM 1:3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,
1TI 3:16 And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
HEB 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;
PHI 2:5-11 Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus, who, although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not think equality with God a gain to be seized, but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men. In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross. Therefore also the God has highly exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name, in order that at the title of Jesus every knee of the heavens should bow, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, resulting in the glory of God the Father.