Substitution In 2nd Corinthians 5:21
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin…”
(II Corinthians 5:21)
SIN is transgression of the law of God.
Was Christ made to be a transgression?
That makes no sense. There is the nature of sinfulness that resides in man and demons.
Was Christ made to be a sin nature?
Was Christ made to have a sin nature?
Surely this is blasphemy, as to be God by definition requires the fully righteous and holy nature of sinless perfection. To claim otherwise is to remove the very idea of God from such a being.
The act of sin comes and goes; it is an action accounted to an individual. The man sins many times, but these sins themselves are not retained. They do not “live on”. There is no substance of a sin. What does live on is the shame of the sin; the wrath that is due on account of the sin; the DEBT of sin is built up and retained by the sinner.
Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has MADE HIM both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”
The same word “made” is used here as in II Corinthians 5:21, yet it does not mean that Christ was in substance made to be something different than what He has always been.