Lesson 22: By Man Came Death, By Man Came The Resurrection
1 Cor 15:
20But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
This is an e-mail from Charles Brown from June 4, 2015:
We were last looking at mt20:28 showing that jesus died in his soul at the cross: the son of man came…to give his life/soul a ransom (payment) for many. another verse we previously looked at is mt26:28: my soul is exceeding sorrowful/deeply grieved, even unto death. really this verse needs no explanation, it just matter of fact telling us that as the lamb of god which bareth the sin of the world, jhn1:29 jesus beginning in the garden of gethsemane, began experiencing spiritual death in his soul as he began to drink of the cup of the wrath of god in making ransom/payment for the sins of the elect, he was baring in his body on his way to the cross.1pet2:24
This reminds me of a verse incredibly has not been mention previously, and I read it recently, and felt it has to be included as proof that its by jesus Christ, not Christ from/tfotw, before god becoming man, but by the son of god and the son of man, jesus Christ who had his beginning when he was begotten/born this day of the father, in 7bc, and called his name Jesus. ps2:7, lk2:11, mt1:29 This Jesus of Nazareth went to the cross, jh19:19 and shed his blood/died, mt26:28 to make peace between god and man through the blood of his cross, reconciling us back to god. col1:20 Its a very much quoted verse, especially during the day of salvation.
“For the wages of sin is death, (the 2nd death;/eternal damnation, we’ve earned it by our sin) but the gift of god is eternal life through Jesus Christ our lord.” not Christ before he became the incarnate god man Jesus Christ, but through Jesus Christ, who didn’t have his beginning as the man Christ Jesus until 7bc, so Christ before he became man could not have atoned for our sins. why? for since by man came death, by man (the man Christ jesus, really how much clearer could god tell us that by the man Christ jesus came) the resurrection. 1cor15:21 also, For if through the offence (sin) of one (Adam) many be dead, much more the grace of god, and the gift (salvation) by grace, by one man, (man, man) Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. roms5:15 which is in complete agreement and harmony with 1tim2:5&6: “for one god, and one mediator between god and men, the man Christ jesus; who gave himself (as in his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree/cross1pet2:24) who (the man Christ Jesus) gave himself a ransom for all,” remember that why Jesus the son of man came, to give his life a ransom for many. math20:28
so again, Christ from/tfotw, before the incarnation in 7bc, could not have made atonement for mans sins. Really, until the cross a demonstration teachers and followers can explain that, they should know they don’t have truth. I asked a well known teacher of the cross a demonstration gospel that very ? how could Christ before he became man in 7bc, atone for sin from/tfotw, since from 1 cor15:21, we know that Christ had to be man since by man came death, by man must come the resurrection. his answer was, well, he must of took on a body. I mean, that’s their answer. that Christ took on a body apart from sinful humanity, and made atonement. come on, r u kidding me, r u kidding yourselves? cause be not deceived, your sure not kidding God.
Now again, how much clearer can the word of god be, that it was only as the son of man, the god man, the man Christ jesus that the ransom could be paid, the atonement made. I mean really, there should be no more doubt about this, god, in accord with his own word, would not have atoned for mans sins from/tfotw, before god became man in 7bc, period. another verse in which god, as he repeatedly did, so there was no way to miss the point god was making to us, that it was as a man, that Christ had to pay for the sins of man; in the judgment of Jesus on the way to the cross we read in jh19:5: Behold the man! That exclamation point is put there by god, its as if god it seems is almost screaming the point to us, BEHOLD THE MAN! isn’t that god, telling us, this is he, this is your savior, my beloved son in whom I am well pleased? I say, and I think I have biblical backing, woe! to those who have gone after another Jesus, than the Jesus of the cross. And the jesus of the cross let us all know when the ransom was paid in full when he said: IT IS FINISHED. jh19:30
I’ll tell you for anyone to read into these verses anything else, is just, its no explanation for it, but blind pride, in refusing to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of god, and to as god tells us in is66:5: Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word.
Continuing to show that jesus suffered only on his way to and on the cross for sin, lets look at roms 6:10: for in that he died, he died unto sin once: From the context of previous verses we know this is speaking of the man christ Jesus: “for when we were yet without strength, (spiritually dead) in due time Christ died for the ungodly. roms5:6 This use by god of in due time, (which is the foreknown/appointed time, from the foundation of the world that Jesus would be the lamb slain in 33ad at the cross, as a sacrifice for sin) this in due time clearly and matter of fact rules out Christ dying for the ungodly from/tfotw. the cross a demonstration teachers and followers will just dismiss this verse and many others that just don’t harmonize with from/tfotw atonement. Cause roms6:10 explains that Jesus is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world rev13:8 in the mind of god because it was then that he was foreknown and appointed by the father as part of his work of planning out the whole plan of salvation. this is also the explanation of heb4:3: For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, as I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. to understand what god means by the works were finished from/tfotw we have to consider first the “they” god is speaking of is national isreal. in the previous verse 2 god tells that the word preached them/isreal did not profit them, (into salvation) not being mixed with faith in them that heard.
hebs3:18&19 gives an explanation of hebs4:3 where god says, ….as i have sworn in my wrath,…. hebs3:18&19 and to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest. but to them (isreal) that believed not? So we see they/Israel could not enter in cause of unbelief. so the context is god is speaking about the unbelief of isreal, and there failure to enter into his rest. lets now see what god means by his rest.
hebs4:4; for he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And god did rest the seventh day from all his works. so god here in making reference to resting on the seventh day is pointing ahead to the seventh day Sabbath, in which isreal was to rest/do no work, which was pointing to the rest that Jesus, not Christ from/tfotw, but Jesus; Therefore the son of man, is lord of the sabbath, mk2:28 would provide rest from working to get right with god through his atoning death on the cross.
so the works that were finished that god is speaking of is the work of the father from the foundation of the world of the whole plan of salvation which included, foreknowing, predestinating, and calling the elect to be saved. roms8:29 so when god said if they should enter into my rest although the works (of election) were finished from/tfotw, god is saying he knows they will not enter into his rest, cause they were not elected. lord willing we’ll look at this some more
Here is part of another important post from Charles Brown dated 6/12/15:
we last looked at how heb9:11-17 is not speaking about an imaginary atonement by an imaginary death, from/tfotw, but is in fact speaking about the death of Jesus Christ, the testator of the new testament, which was established through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once. Heb10:10 who bore our sins in his own body on the tree/cross1pet2:24 in 33ad.