Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Was Jesus Morally Perfect?

I have come across many people who question if Jesus Christ was indeed morally perfect, even people who are Christians, trying to use the scriptures, referring to Jesus actions, to prove that Jesus wasn't morally perfect, so I felt the need to write on the topic, even though if I explain it or not, it doesn't change the fact that Jesus was indeed perfect in every way. 
      So let me start off with a scripture from 2 Corinthians 5:21, "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." This is referring to Jesus Christ becoming sin for the world, paying the penalty for our sin which is death so that we can be reconnected to God and having the opportunity to dwell in His presence for all eternity. Some people may be wondering what is sin? Sin is anything against God, it's anything morally bad or wrong, its murder, hate, stealing, lying, cheating and the list goes on. So now that we know what sin is and that Jesus was without that, therefore Jesus was morally perfect.
      We can also look at God and what He stands for. God is everything that is good and sin is everything that is evil. God and sin are total opposites; therefore God can not be connected to sin. As a matter of fact, God hates sin with a passion. He hates sin so much that when His own son bore sin He disconnected Himself from him. He has done this also with us when sin came into the world by our disobedience towards Him. So when Jesus bore sin on the cross, he was disconnected from God during that time. In order to be disconnected from God, Jesus would have been connected to God before. Therefore Jesus was indeed morally perfect when he was without sin.
      If you didn't know already, Jesus has many names such as: the Son of Man, Son of David, Messiah, Christ, The Lamb of God and the Perfect Sacrifice. Perfect Sacrifice? Why did they call him that you may ask your self? They called him the perfect sacrifice because he was God's guilt offering to the world. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life"-John 3:16.
     In the Old Testament, when a person sinned, he would sacrifice an animal, which had to be without defect, to present to God so their sins would be forgiven. Jesus was that animal for the world; the perfect sacrifice and the last for all mankind. He was without defect (sin), therefore Jesus was the ONLY one qualified to pay the penalty for the sins of the world because he was perfect. "Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"- (John 14:6).
      There are numerous scriptures in the bible that proves that Jesus was perfect, but these are just a few. I won't bother listing all of them because it would be a waste of time. Explaining how Jesus was perfect should not be the only reason that you come to believe. The fact that God loves us so much, despite our hatred, imperfections and disobedience towards Him should be the basis of your belief in His son. He gave up what He loved dearly, Jesus, so that we can have everlasting life with Him. That's all the proof you need.

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