posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 08:29 PM
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
. . . he shows his true face and displays his murderous nature . . .
What I was pointing
to is that Paul is repeating an expresion of why these things happened.
He says it twice.
Once about Jesus' death, the second about his being raised.
He uses the same terminology in both, and is saying it in such a way as to make it clear that's what he means, that there are dual roles here for what
is being accomplished, suffering for our sins and being raised for our righteousness.
This should serve to clear up the ambiguity of the one part by the unambiguous second part.
Jesus was raised so that we can become righteous, not that we were righteous already, and so forced Jesus to be raised because of that fact.
So taking that understanding and applying it to the first part, then we know that Jesus suffered so our sins will be made better.
How that works is that ordinarily, no matter what we do, we can't quite get past a certain barrier to complete sinlessness because of our corrupted
human mortal natures in these bodies of flesh.
Jesus was of the exact same flesh and was deemed as such upon his own death.
After dying and being judged by God Himself, Jesus was considered to be acceptable in His sight.
That gives us the hope of having that base line sinfulness that is just always there even if we are not acting out in a criminal way, acceptable as to
not prevent us from going to Heaven with Jesus.
edit on 18-6-2014 by jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)