Radio Broadcast Tuesday 07/19/2022

Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P56 (07-19-22)

Jesus Did Not Atone For Sin ~ He Took Away Sin

The majority of pastors and teachers are teaching that Jesus atoned for the sins of the whole world. That is a lie. Jesus did not atone for sin. He did not cover sins like the blood of bulls and goats. Jesus took away the sins of the whole world and took them away from the eyes of God to never see them again. So you say, well then, does that mean everyone is saved? No. Salvation is not getting your sins forgiven. Salvation is LIFE. His Life coming into the believer when a person places faith in Jesus, God in the flesh, who took away their sins on the cross. Believe it. Place faith in Him. Stop placing faith in your asking for ongoing forgiveness.

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Just as a person’s physical growth is based on proper diet and exercise, so is the Christians’s spiritual growth dependent on regular feeding upon the word of God and application of its principles. With more false teaching, shifting opinions and general confusion in the world than ever before, Christians need a solid foundation upon which to base their beliefs and build their lives. The word of God declares that Jesus Christ is that foundation of truth. With that in mind, let’s now take A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ.

Bob George
Now to the human being why he is over and above the animal kingdom is because of the fact of having a human spirit that enables him to be incurably religious. In other words, something has vacated that spirit and when it’s vacated, you’re longing for what vacated it. And so all of us unknowingly are coming into this world, not knowing what it is that’s missing, but awareness that something is missing. And I have people coming to me anytime and say, Bob, I feel like something’s missing, said you know, why? No, because something’s missing. What is it? The Spirit of God living in it.

You see, if that human spirit, a man was just absolutely so destitute, why would all men be incurably religious? But it isn’t, it’s dead to what vacated it. In other words, the death of the human spirit was not that the human spirit died, it died to what vacated it and that was the life of God living in it. So that human spirit of ours before we are saved into God because the life of God is not there anymore. But it’s very much alive to the world, and therefore able to be seeking what it is that he is missing. And that’s what delineates the human kingdom from the animal kingdom. Dogs aren’t sitting around contemplating God and how we got here and where we’re going, but man does. Why? Dead as hammer spiritually, but that human spirit is still crying out for what vacated it. And Bob, when you stop to think about that think of God’s way of doing that because look at the fairness of that. There’s not a person alive that does not have a longing and his heart to know God. None. There is none, there’s no such thing as a man born into this world without a longing to know God. And but because he will not turn to the true God, he makes up every harebrained idea on the face of the earth to try to fill that vacuum and it never gets filled. There’s only one place that can fill the God shaped vacuum that is in the heart of every man, and that is through a relationship with Jesus Christ, period. There is no other means of doing that. That is not a dogmatic doctrine. That’s a fact of life. That’s just plain a fact of life.

And so, we have to come to grips with that fact of seeing, therefore, our condition. Consequently, Romans 5:18, just as the result of one trespass, that was Adam was condemnation, that was death. We’re all born into this world, dead spiritually. So it says the result of one act of righteousness. Now who was that? That was Jesus was justification that brings what? Life for all men. So what was the condemnation for all men? Death. What is what is the justification to bring dwell man? Life. Whose life? Christ’s life alive living in you and me which is our only hope of ever being restored to the intelligent purpose for which God created you. When you are born again, my friend, you are restored to true humanity. You weren’t a true human from God’s vantage point. Before you’re born again. When you’re born again you are now complete. Before you were born again. You are not complete. Why weren’t you complete? God wasn’t living in you. And until God comes to take up residence in his creation, that creation is incomplete. When God takes up that residence, we become what is called complete or made perfect in the sight of God.

As we’re talking about what we were talking about that just in the last 15 minutes of this broadcast. It’s probably as important thing to grab a hold of as anything in the Scripture is an understanding of this. Because you see, once again, religion is continually dealing with sins and getting forgiveness of sins, instead of coming to grips with what Jesus said. I’ve already dealt with sin. Having dealt with sin, did not cure man’s problem. It just cleared the deck for the cure of man’s problem. Man’s problem is death. And getting forgiveness does not make a corpse come to life. So if you went to in a graveyard and looked down into that grave and said, You’re forgiven, you’d still see an old corpse land, they’re forgiven corpse, the corpse deeds life. And so that’s the that’s the meaning of the resurrection. We asked people continually what was the meaning of the cross? Oh, that’s where Jesus died for all my sins. What was the meaning of the resurrection? And you kind of get this blank stare and it’s well I guess maybe that’s what prove that Jesus died for my sins. And we don’t realize the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead, so that we could be raised from the dead so that that resurrection life that was given to him after he became a substitutionary Lamb of God, taking our sins upon himself and dying a death exactly like ours, so that we could experience a resurrection exactly like his. And so the purpose of the cross was to clear the deck for the divine action of bringing life to the dead, which is justification. Now what what do you mean bringing life to the dead as justification? No, that’s life. Justification is when all of those transactions have taken place. You now are justified in the sight of God. So, the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men. So the one act of righteousness of Jesus was the justification that brings life to all men.

Now, before we go to the Titus passage, I would like for you our listeners to turn back with me to the third chapter of the book of Romans. And I want to pick up there in verse 19. And we’re just going to spend some time reading through some of these passages as it deals with this whole element of salvation. First of all, no man is ever going to be saved through obedience to the law. Remember in Ephesians it is by grace that you have been saved through faith. Not that of yourselves. It’s a gift of God not as a result of works, that no man should boast. Now in verse 19, there it says, Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law. How come? So that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. So who is under the law? The whole world. What does the law do to the whole world? It silences your mouth and makes the entire world accountable to God. Therefore, no one will be declared, look at this folks, righteous in His sight by observing the law, it didn’t say no one would be declared righteous in our sight, but in His. We make people righteous all over the place by doing things that we think they ought to do. We get self righteousness through believing that we do things that is just so pleasing to God. But God said, no one will ever be declared righteous in His sight. God will never declare anyone righteous through observing the law, but rather it’s through the law, that we become conscious of sin. So what was the purpose of the law? Well, the purpose of the law, my friends, was to show you and me our pitiful condition. That was the purpose of the law was to show a man here 10 laws to go but it shouldn’t be hard to live up to give a try. And you find out it silences your mouth, and realize that I’m accountable to God. So folks, the law speaks to those who are under the law. And basically, I think the context here is all men who are lost are under the law. That’s why you’re accountable to God and that’s why your mouth gets silenced. Unfortunately, saved people put themselves back under the law and it does the same thing. But the purpose of the law was not to deal with safe people the purpose of the law was to show a last person his lostness. Now, no one will ever be declared righteous in God’s sight, in other words, God will never declare you righteous through observing the law, but it’s through the law that you’re going to be conscious of your own sin. Well, how are we going to be justified in the sight of God, then, how are we going to be declared righteous? Well, it’s going to tell you but now, verse 21, a righteousness from God, apart from the law has been made known to which the law and the prophets testify. In other words, God is saying, man went to a cross, and I took away your sins. And now there is righteousness or right, right standing available to you, apart from anything you do in regard to the law. That is from my Son Jesus Christ. So it’s a righteousness from God that comes through faith in Jesus to all who believe. Why faith in Jesus? He’s the only man who was ever born alive spiritually. Now we talked about Adam being called the first Adam created alive. Jesus, the only man ever born alive spiritually, that’s why he is called the First Born from among the dead. Who are the dead? Us. Who’s the first born from among the dead? Jesus. That’s why his virgin birth is not up for grabs. Had Jesus been born of natural means, as you and I were born into this world, he would have been born out of the lines of Adam dead as a hammer. Just like all other men. That’s why again, Jesus saying I am the only way I am the way I’m the truth in the life I’m the only way I’m the only truth on the only life is not to be dogmatic. It’s because he is the only way and the only truth and the only life. He’s the only man who could have ever laid down his life for you and me. He’s the only man who ever had a life to lay down for you and me.

So folks, Christ is not a theological object. Christ is the most practical person committing the most practical act on the face of the earth. I am dead and need life and he is life and he came to give it to me. I am a sinner and need forgiveness and he went to a cross to provide it for me. How much more practical can you get? Buddha didn’t die on a cross. He isn’t raised from the dead. Mohammed didn’t die on a cross, isn’t raise from the dead. How come he couldn’t give you life if he was. Only Christ can give you life it’s not dogmatic. It’s a truth. That’s just all there is to it. It’s just plain truth. It’s dogmatic that I need water. He who will resist it and see what will happen to you. It’s not Oh, I don’t like that whether you like it or not, folks, you’re made that way. We are made to need water. If you don’t have it, you’re gonna die. So folks, this righteousness that comes from God is a part is what’s begins to bring into the into focus is entirety of salvation. Forgiveness was justified. That’s what the Cross did. Then I needed righteousness, that had to be imputed to me, and had to be given to me. I couldn’t do it on my own. And if righteousness could be gained through obedience to the law, why then what did Jesus need to come for? Now, it says, How come that is so that it’s all through Jesus? He said, There’s no difference for all of sin, all Hebrews, and all Gentiles have sinned, all Catholics have sinned, all Protestants have sinned, all Buddhists have sinned, all Muslims have sinned, all who said the whole world has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And any one of those people are justified freely by His grace and His grace alone, through the redemption. That’s the buying back we talked about that before that came by who, by Jesus Christ, justified. What do you mean justified? You were forgiven, and you were given life. You were given His righteousness. It was all accomplished for you in the cross and the burial and the resurrection of Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Now God presented Him, and folks here again, is one of the beauties of understanding, I believe, just understanding what the grace of God is all about. When you see a word as an example, like atonement in the in the New International Version, which was what I’m reading out of, but when I see that word, and the minute I see that word, I say that is not a proper word. Because atonement was what the Old Testament saints did to atone for sin called covering said, and you can look at that just with a knowledge that it’s over. It’s finished, it’s not covered until the next time. And if you study through Hebrews why you’ll see those passage and every priest continues to do his duties over and over and over again, and upon end, which can never wat take away sin did a cover sin? Of course it did. It was called atonement. Could it take away sin? Of course not. Could it ever make anyone perfect to drew nearer to God? Of course not. What do you mean make them perfect? It means justify him, make them perfect in the sight of God. So you look at that, and you say that word that’s a terrible translation. And then you look down at the footnote. And you see what it says. It says that God presented him as the one who would turn aside His wrath, taking away sin. And you say to yourself, why didn’t you say that to begin with? And folks, it is, it is an amazement to me how translators will insist on using words. And the justification of it, which is in writing says this, that through continual theological usage, it has become accepted. Now, folks, I want to tell you something theological usage does not make anything acceptable. And that word atonement is not in the New Testament. And when people say, Do you think there was healing in the atonement? Do you think there’s a say, I don’t think there was a atonement period. Thank God, there was an atonement. If there’s atonement, there’s more to do. Because all atonement would have provided for me was a covering of my sin until the next time I came back. Folks, when you went to the Day of Atonement, if you were a Hebrew, you went there by yourself. And you got your sins, atoned for covered. And you left that by yourself. And you went back the next year by yourself and you got your sins atoned for and you left there by yourself. Sound familiar? It sounds like our confession booth. It sounds like our alter calls. Now, folks, when you come to a living Jesus Christ not to be justified, not to be, excuse me reconciled, but to be justified, I come to you for life. I got a problem even greater than my sins. It’s called death. And we come to Christ for His life. And you receive Him into your heart, as your life and you are born again to the Spirit, you leave that experience in dwelt by somebody, not alone, but in dwelt forever by the living Christ.

In this passage, why did God give us His Son? So that he would turn aside His wrath and take away our sins. Well, because if man’s dead, and God loves His creation, does he want to keep them dead? No, he wanted them alive. And so he removed through his own Son, who be who took upon himself the wrath of God, death for all of us, paid the punishment for our sins, thus fulfilling the law, was buried, therefore, buried and died to the very thing that killed us. And that’s the law, so that he could be raised again in the newness of life, so that we could be raised again in the newness of life. So it said, it says here, that he did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance, he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. And he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus Christ. So in other words, the just became the justifier. Now, what does that mean? What are we talking about there? Well, folks, the Old Testament saints, their sins were not paid for, they were covered. And the Old Testament saints we’re told were held in a holding pattern called pattern called Paradise. And that is where Jesus went after he died on the cross. It said he went to paradise. He announced, it’s been paid for. In other words, your forgiveness folks was on a credit card. You got to enjoy the furniture, but it hadn’t been paid for yet, announced it’s been paid for. And then it said, lead captive captive. What did he say to the man on the cross? Today, you will be with me, where? in paradise that was on the cross. Jesus wasn’t raised for three days later. But today, you will be with Me in Paradise. Where did people prior to his resurrection go when they died? To pair at a place called Paradise, a holding pattern to those who believed in the Messiah. And that thief on the cross exercised faith Jesus taught today you will be with me in paradise. What what did he do? Well, probably very shortly after he got there, Jesus came and said, it’s paid for, it’s all done. And he led says captive captive. And Paradise moved into heaven, where today we don’t go to a paradise, we don’t need a holding pattern, the price has been paid. And that’s why as Paul could say, Today, when we die, we’re absent from the body and immediately present with the Lord. So those sins had to be paid for they hadn’t been held accountable for that prior to, to the law. So he did this to demonstrate his justice. In his forbearance he had let sins committed beforehand unpunished. In other words, Christ hadn’t been sent yet the punished to die to be punished for the forgiveness of man’s sin. And he did it to demonstrate his justice.

Now, folks, it’s like this. Let’s say there’s a judge sitting there in his robe. We’ve seen a lot of that on television lately. This person comes before him who has committed a crime, and the punishment for that crime is $100,000. payment, or 20 years in jail, and the kid and the kid don’t have any money, which means we’re going to have to spend that time in jail. And the judge says, this is the crime, are you guilty? Says yes, I’m guilty. And he said, here’s the punishment. And he puts his hammer down and the gavel and he pronounces sentence, or $100,000 payment, or 20 years in jail. Has justice been done? Yes, it has. There’s a crime, and there’s a punishment. And there’s a price to pay. The judge then steps out of the out of his chair, takes off his robe, and walks over to the bailiff with the kid because he looked down that kid was his own child. And he went over. And he wrote out a check for $100,000 and paid the debt for the boy. What happened? Was justice served? Yes. Was the payment paid? Yes, the just became the justifier. And so the one who sentenced us to death is the one who paid the price for us to have life. That’s God. And so the question in verse 27, he said, 27 has asked, well, where then is the boasting? Isn’t that a good question makes you wonder what in the world are we proud about? Walking around here spreading around like we’re God. Well, he said, it’s excluded. We’re there in a room for about boasting. Well, on what principle? On that of observing the Law? No, but that of faith. For we maintain it, the man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. Well, is God the God of the Hebrews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes of the Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith in the uncircumcised through that same faith. Well, they say, then do we nullify the law by this faith? Well, not at all. It says we uphold it. Well, what do you mean by that? Thought you said we’re free from the law? We are. Christ’s death upheld the law. If there is a punishment, for a violation of the law, and that punishment is paid, the law has been upheld, has it not? If you committed a crime, Bob, and were sentenced to five years in jail, and you spent five years in it, and they let you out the law has been upheld. And so he didn’t nullify it, he upheld it. So today, the law is still doing what it said, it’s there to do. And that’s to show and to make people conscious of your sin. Now, when we come to Christ, we’re now walking in a newness of life, we have entered into his death into His burial, leaving the law where it belongs in the grave. That’s what water baptism ought to be a picture of. You had died, leave what killed you in the grave. What killed you? The law, the law condemned you. And that’s what it says it is. Through the law. Paul said that I died to the law through the law, I died. What do you mean? The law killed me, I can’t do it. And the wages of sin is death, so the law kill me. So it’s through the law that I died there for as a dead man to the law, so that what? So that I could be raised in a newness of life join to Him, Jesus Christ, the one who justified me, made me righteous in His sight, and justified me forever. To be now what? Led internally no longer by external laws written on stone, but led internally by the Holy Spirit of God who is now alive living in us and is our only hope of glory. Isn’t that wonderful news!

Now, he’s going to say about this. What should we say about Abraham, our forefathers discovered in this matter, if in fact, it says Abraham was justified by works, well, you had something to boast about not before God. What does the Scripture say? Well, it says Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Now, when a man works, his wages aren’t credited to him as a gift. If you work for People to People, you don’t come in say, Would you please give me a gift, my paycheck. It is not a gift. It’s an obligation. That’s what it says here. Wages credited to him is not a gift. It’s an obligation. him, however, to the man who does not work, but trust God, look at this folks who justifies the wicked. His faith is credited as righteousness. Folks, who does God justify? The saints, the good people, the religious people, the self righteous people? I’m sorry, people like that don’t come to Christ by faith. They’re still trying to work in order to be accepted in the sight of God. God justifies the wicked. And folks, that’s the hardest thing for us to see. To see ourselves as God sees us that our hearts are wicked and deceitful above all things, who can know them? We don’t want to think of ourselves that way. We justify ourselves. And that’s what Jesus came to do is when he made statements, like the law says, Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say, if you look at a woman with lust, you’ve already committed adultery. What is that saying? It’s saying, my friends, if you’re able to think lustfully, you’re able to act out the lustful thought you’re thinking. In other words, man, you’re capable of doing anything, that you’re capable of thinking? Are you capable of getting angry at someone? Yes, then you’re capable of murdering someone. It’s just the degree of how angry you get. Now folks, that brings me and has to bring me to a conclusion that I am capable of doing anything. You look at pictures of these people torturing people in concentration camps, and the inhumane treatment of man to man, you say, how do they do that? It says, a bite at a time same way you eat an elephant, and you, my friend looking at that are capable of the same thing and say, Oh, I don’t think so. Unless you are, folks, that’s why we have to see ourselves as we are. And that’s what enables us to rejoice in this God of mercy. Who came to justify in the midst of our own wickedness, only love can accomplish that.

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