“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1st Peter 2:24)
The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ is an essential truth of the Christian faith. Redemption, justification, reconciliation, removal of sin, are all part of Christ’s substitutionary work.
The apostle Paul also emphasized this work when he said that “He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Cor. 5:21), and that “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:”(Gal. 3:13).
Some claim it’s immoral to teach that God would take on human flesh and bear the sins of men and women in their stead. They say it’s unfair to transfer the penalty of sin from a guilty person to an innocent person. But that’s not what happened. Christ willingly took on our sin and bore its penalty. If He had not willed to take our sin and accept its punishment, as sinners – we would have borne the punishment of sin in hell forever. Christ’s work on the cross wasn’t unfair – it was God’s love in action! Praise Him Today!