How can this be understood? How can a sin be forgiven and yet punishment be inflicted on its account? The right thought on this question is that divine forgiveness signifies that God gives over or relinquishes his indignation against the sin and the sinner and deals with the sinner henceforth from the standpoint of favor.
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Christ our Ransom, the Son of The Man-Adam. As by one man sin and death entered the world, so by one man, Jesus our Ransom was sin canceled out and life restored to this dying race. Jesus truly was the “corresponding price (ransom)” for Father Adam. Each year at the anniversary of his death he asks us to remember him. This discourse is a remembrance of the agony and shame that our Lord and Savoiur born on our behalf to rescue us from sin and death. Halleluiah What a Savoiur!
Jesus as the great “corresponding price” the Ransom, had to take the sinners place. He had to experience what Father Adam experienced. Just as Adam felt shame and hid behind the tree, our Lord had to feel that shame and was disgracefully exposed in front of the tree. Adam was born the King of humanity, but lost that crown and was cursed with thorns and thistles. Likewise Jesus who is our king and was the King of the Jews was robed in kingly apparel in his last moments and crowned with the cursed thorns. Both betrayals took place in a garden and Satan was behind both. All these instances and more come to mind when we take time to consider the price the Lord paid at Calvary.