Is the Penal Substitutionary Gospel Just? Nope!

Rom. 3:21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of Elohim has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of Elohim through faith in Yeshua Messiah for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Elohim, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Messiah Yeshua; 25 whom Elohim displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of Elohim He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Yeshua.

I hear very ignorant men, posturing as philosophers think much of themselves when they make the argument, oh when my son does something wrong I don’t make him offer an animal sacrifice for his sins! How is that just? My son does something wrong and an innocent animal or in this case an innocent man named Yeshua has to pay for it? How is this justice? Ans. It isn’t! It’s mercy! Your son isn’t commanded to offer an animal sacrifice for his sins for the same reason  he isn’t commanded to die on the tree for the sins of men. This administration was a special and peculiar administration of grace ordained by the creator for the redemption of his highest creation; and this administration was peculiarly given to Israel to typify the work of the coming Messiah. Having completed its purpose, the Levitical priesthood, having offered up sin offerings of animal flesh, was abolished. Now the master Yeshua as High Priest of the order of Melchizedek, and offering the once for all sacrifice for sins makes perfect all who draw near to Elohim through him. Heb. 7-10. Even now in the heavenly sanctuary above the dome of the flat earth makes intercession for us. Rom. 8:34.

But wait, why can’t the creator just forgive the sins? Why is their blood and suffering necessary? Because if the Just judge acquits the guilty he must be unjust……..aka Allah. No, no, the sins of the acquitted are imputed to the Son of Elohim who dies in our stead.  Isa. 53. Every sin has been paid for and nothing stands against us on the hallowed ledger. Yeah it isn’t justice. But it isn’t below justice either. It is higher than justice, it is mercy, but not a cheap and virtue signaling mercy. A mercy earned, by our master Yeshua, undergoing the deepest of suffering and grief on our behalf.

 

 

 

 

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