Reformed Baptist Fellowship

“Why did Christ have to be True God?”

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on September 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

In answering the question, “Why did Christ have to be True God?” the Reformed Confession of Tarcal insightfully states:

“…. it is necessary that there be found before the righteousness of God parity between sin and punishment. For if the divine majesty, which is offended by sin, is infinite, then sin too is infinite and merits infinite punishment. From this, it appears that there was need of one that would suffer punishment as a man and at the same time be infinite, i.e., True God …. since the wrath of God is infinite there was no strength, angelic or human, great enough to bear such a burden. He had, therefore, to be not only man but also true God that was to overcome the devil, sin, the world, the wrath of God and death and to rise again.”

It is not unusual for a child of God to be harassed with memories of the sins of their past.  May God help us to always feast on the knowledge that though our sins are great, our Savior is greater still!

David Charles, Pastor
Providence Reformed Baptist Church
Toledo, OH
  1. I recall John Newton saying at the end of his life, when he was greatly failing in mental and physical strength: “I am a great sinner, but I have a great Savior!” He truly understood the Amazing Grace that he wrote so eloquently about in his hymn by that name.

    Thanks Pastor Charles; how wonderful to know that we have an infinite atonement provided by an infinite Savior who has secured for us an infinite eternity of infinite blessings!

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