The Collision of God The Father and Sin

Posted Jan 03, 2011 by Graham Tierney in Worship of True God Hits: 6,616

 

The Collision of God The Father and Sin

All emphasis supplied.

The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of our Heavenly Father’s despising of sin.

It is said “Yet it pleased the LORD {The Father} to bruise him {Christ Jesus His Son}; he {The Father} hath put him {His Son} to grief: when thou {The Father} shalt make his {Christ Jesus} soul an offering for sin….Isa 53:10

I have often pondered over the translated word “pleased” 2654 (Strong’s) ‘chafets’ khaw-fates “to be pleased with desire” and wondered how a loving Father could be “pleased with desire” over sending His only begotten Son to suffer and die an agonising death for sinful man. That is until I studied further the meaning of khaw-fates which could also have been translated 2655 (Strong’s) ‘a willingness (of mind) or 2656 (Strong’s) ‘a valuable thing’; hence (by extens.) a matter (as something in mind) :- acceptable; a purpose. Then of course Isa 53:10 can be read and reasoned in a more loving way which is in total keeping with The Apostle Paul:

19 To wit, that God {The Father} was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God {The Father} did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God {The Father}. 21 For he {The Father} hath made him {Christ} [to be] sin for us, who {Christ} knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God {The Father} in him”. 2 Cor. 5:19-21

Ellen White puts it this way:

That this redemption might be ours, God {The Father} withheld not even the sacrifice of Himself. He gave Himself in His Son. The Father suffered with Christ in all His humiliation and agony. He suffered as He saw the Son of His love despised and rejected by those whom He came to elevate, ennoble, and save. He saw Him hanging upon the cross, mocked and jeered by the passers-by, and He hid as it were His face from Him. He saw Christ bearing the sin of the world, and dying in the sinner's stead. The human heart knows the love of a parent for his child. We know what a mother's love will do and suffer for her beloved one. But never can the heart of man fathom the depths of God's {The Father} self-sacrifice. {AUCR, June 1, 1900 par. 11}

 

It was for me and my redemption from sin that this wonderful purpose, acceptance of risk and willingness to personally suffer took place in my Heavenly Father and His Only Begotten Son, Christ Jesus.

It was the supreme triumph, and it shook the very foundations of evil.

There is nothing in this world or for that matter eternity, more sure and certain and indeed irrefutable than what Christ Jesus accomplished on the cross of calvary­. Through His suffering and death the entire human race was given opportunity to be reconciled (brought back to a right standing relationship with God) unto God {The Father}.

He, Christ Jesus, The Son of His Father The Almighty God, made redemption the basis of human life for those who will but accept it. Christ Jesus made a way for each individual person to have fellowship with His Father and our Father, His God and our God. {see John 20: 17}

The beloved disciple John knew this extremely well because some estimated 70 years after the death of his beloved Saviour and Master he penned these words. “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with The Father, and with His Son Christ Jesus

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full”. 1 John 1:3-4

Notice the pronouns “we” and “us” indicating that others are involved in telling and believing the same truths.

The cross was not something that “happened” to Jesus simply because He became human and preached the word of God {The Father} (see John 17:8) or upset the rulers of the church of His day and the powers of darkness, who all sought to kill Him. (see John 8:40-47)–He came to this world to die; the cross was His purpose in coming. He IS “the lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

The incarnation of Christ would have no meaning without the cross because the very purpose of the incarnation was redemption from sin and reconciliation to God {The Father} for fallen man (2 Cor. 5:19)

The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God {The Father} so much. The Cross of Calvary was the place where God {The Father} and sinful man met in a tremendous collision and where God {The Father} with the giving of Himself in His Only Begotten Son Christ Jesus, opened the way to life everlasting for all who will but receive His {The Father’s} eternal gift His Only Begotten Son, Michael Christ Jesus.

We may think that salvation costs us everything and that is so! We must give 100% of all that we have and Christ Jesus will supply the balance: Sinlessness; but to my mind, ALL the cost and pain of the collision required to rid us of sin and reconcile us to heaven was absorbed by the Great Heart of God The Father.

“Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is] forgiven, [whose] sin [is] covered.

Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD {The Father} imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile”. Ps 32:1-2