Christians: Is it just and reasonable to punish a man for the crime which his father committed (i.e, Jesus being punished for what Adam did)?
- ElleLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
WOW... got your wires crossed on this one.
- PubliusLv 79 months ago
No, but it was necessary. There was no original sin, however. If there ever had been, the atonement of Christ would have destroyed it. We need a savior because of our own sins.
- DougLv 79 months ago
Adam committed an egregious offense against God, who is infinitely holy - an offense for which Adam was totally incapable of making sufficient atonement. God graciously and mercifully stepped up to remedy that apparently irresolvable problem, in the person of the human and divine, Jesus Christ. There was no other way to do it.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- MalcolmLv 79 months ago
A clearer perspective than that is Isaiah 53 and 1 Cor. 15:1-4.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
God wiped the evil from the earth during the flood. He did not 'impune their sins against them'.
Meaning.... you don't punish a toddler for being naughty.
He had to wipe them out because there was no hope for mankind the way things were going. It never entered His mind how evil they would get. He saved 8... to start again.
The covenant God made with Noah, starting fresh.... was after the flood. He said He would start to make people accountable for what they did.
You can't afford to be wrong about who God is.
Why sit there until you die?
If you remain where you are, you must perish.
If you go to Jesus you will live. If you sit in sullen dispair no one can pity you when your ruin comes; but if you were to die SEEKING MERCY (as IF that were possible) you would be the object of universal sympathy.
You know others who were saved by believing in Him (your own friends and neighbors); so why not you? Why not taste and see that the Lord is merciful?
To perish is awful. We assure that if you seek Him, you will find Him, for He casts out none who come to Him. You shall not perish if you trust Him. On the contrary; you shall find treasure; eternal treasure, that will be stored up for you beyond this life.
We preach to the living even where the vultures gather because we must. Because we know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Because we too were about to perish when we got up and sought mercy for ourselves. We preach because God has ordained us to do just that. A sacred responsibility.
- sarahLv 79 months ago
He did not do it for Adam but for his children and we are now adoption. The bible says he has adopted us.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Adam was not the Father of Jesus. Jesus was not born with an Adamic nature.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 79 months ago
The Bible foretold what would happen to the Son of God when He appeared on Earth as the promised Messiah - and why. Isaiah 53:4-10 shows that the Messiah was punished by God, for our sins. It's too long a section to copy here, so please get a Bible and study what it says.
Jesus was not punished for what Adam did - he bore our due punishment for all our own sins. Every sin ever committed, was judged by God on Golgotha, that dark day when the Son of God willingly subjected Himself to the wrath of God on all sin..
This was prefigured by Abraham being asked to sacrifice his child of promise, Isaac, but God stopping that actually happening. God then actually sacrificed His only-begotten Son, who became the man Jesus Christ, as that was the only just way to deal with all sin whilst simultaneously enabling repentant sinners to be freely pardoned.
As the Word, who became the man, Jesus Christ, made everything that was made, He was Adam's creator. This Word IS God, the Bible says in John 1:1-14. Again, there's too much to copy here, so just get reading what the Christian explanation is, in the Bible. The wonder is that God is prepared to punish His only-begotten, beloved Son, instead of punishing us! Christ is the substitute, who willingly agreed to be sent to Earth to become "the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."
- MichaelLv 69 months ago
Our first parents, Adam and Eve, were created perfect. However, Adam and Eve rebelled against their Creator. Their disobedience brought sin not only upon Adam and Eve themselves but also upon their unborn offspring. The faithful man Job later said: “Who can produce someone clean out of someone unclean? There is not one.”—Job 14:4.
Sin is thus like a disease that has infected each one of us, for the Bible states that “all have sinned.” This condition has life-threatening consequences. Indeed, “the wages sin pays is death. None of us can get around it. All humans sin, hence, all humans die. As descendants of Adam, we were born into this predicament. “Through one man,” Paul wrote, “sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” But this does not mean that we are without hope for salvation.Source(s): Christ’s Ransom—God’s Way of Salvation https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1999123?q=Adam...
- yesmarLv 79 months ago
No, it isn't just and reasonable, and no, that's not what Jesus did. That's good to question the Penal Substitution theory of atonement because it fails to explain what's going on.
- MaryBlueLv 79 months ago
No. But Jesus wasn't being punished. His blood was the only blood that could atone for our sins. It was his will. As God, so loved the world. Amen.