Thursday, May 24, 2007

Suffering Servant

Peter Dray on Jesus the suffering servant:
"God can’t just forgive sin and magic it away. God is not omnipotent in the sense that he can do anything. God can only do those things which are consistent with his nature. And so can’t readily pardon guilty people, because he has revealed himself as a God of infinite fairness and justice. He is a holy God. He must punish sin. And through sending his Servant, this is what he does. Through sending his Servant, and placing his punishment on him, pouring out all of his wrath against the Servant as he is made sin for others, God has found a way of forgiving guilty people like us whilst remaining holy and pure."
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1 comment:

  1. If you are interested my response is here:

    http://mpmcmurray.blogspot.com/2007/05/penal-substitution-reflections-on.html

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