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The Key to the New Testament

September 6, 2010
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2 Corinthians 5:21–“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (NASB).  John Stott says of this verse:

It is surely one of the most startling statements in the Bible, yet we must not on that account evade it.  James Denney was not exaggerating when he wrote of it: “Mysterious and awful as this thought is, it is the key to the whole of the New Testament.”  For our sake God actually made the sinless Christ to be sin with our sins.  The God who refused to reckon our sins to us reckoned them to Christ instead.

John Stott, The Cross of Christ, p. 200.

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