"he became sin" | Reviewer: Erik | 3/11/13
Jesus took the sin of mankind upon himself because his love for us was great. He died a horrible death in our place. Only the perfect and pure blood of our Lord could have been enough to suffice the requirement our heavenly father was asking for our sins. I don't think many people can understand that. God was going to destroy us. If you died on a cross it still would not be enough. You are covered in sin and your blood is tainted. We needed a savior that knew no sin. Thank you lord. I know people act like they are so tough but i know they could not have handled the pain you endured. BLESSED BE OUR LORD JESUS.
He became sin..... | Reviewer: dcnnm123 | 4/15/11
This line, He became sin who knew no sin.... is not heresy. It's a direct quote from scripture. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, : God made him who had no sin to BE sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
That's one of the things I really like about Chris Tomlin. He uses a lot of direct quotes from scripture. They are NOT heresy. His theology is sound.
for Alyssa.. | Reviewer: Kelly
The Bible teaches that Jesus took our place on the cross. "God made Christ Who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor.5:21). Christ became sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God IN HIM. This is justification, and it is a free gift of God for those who are humble enough to recognize that they can never become righteous enough to meet God's holy standards. It is by grace alone that we are justified, and as the Bible says, "If it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace" (Rom.11:6). Those who seek to become righteous before God on the basis of their good works (putting the flesh to death etc.,) will fail just like Israel failed (Read Rom.9:31,32 and 10:3 carefully). Only those who seek to be justified by faith will attain to God's righteousness (Rom.9:30).
Is Tomlin a heretic? | Reviewer: Alyssa | 2/16/11
I wonder what Tomlin means by "he became sin...". Of course, "he knew no sin"; Christ incarnate was (and is) perfect, since anything less than that could not redeem creation. So what does this mean? I suppose that one could say that "he became sin" really means "he became flesh", but that would equate flesh and sin, which is incorrect. After all, God created flesh, which indicates that it is essentially good. Further, if flesh is sinful, that would imply that it is our desire and hope to one day escape it (which is how we regard sin). Obviously, this is not the case, as Christians await the resurrection of the body in the Kingdom. Tomlin is a talented musician, and his songs are certainly inspirational. However, heresy should be avoided.