Questions/Answers John the Baptist said about Christ: “Behold the lamb of God, which TAKETH AWAY THE SIN of the world” (John 1:29). If Christ took away the sin of the world, WHY is there SIN STILL in the WORLD?

John the Baptist said about Christ: “Behold the lamb of God, which TAKETH AWAY THE SIN of the world” (John 1:29). If Christ took away the sin of the world, WHY is there SIN STILL in the WORLD?

Question 28

 

JOHN THE BAPTIST SAID ABOUT CHRIST: "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHICH TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD" (JOHN 1:29). IF CHRIST TOOK AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD, WHY IS THERE SIN STILL IN THE WORLD?

 

 

The Greek word for "taketh" is "airo", which means-take up; take away; bear on oneself; carry; etc.

On Calvary Jesus bore the sin of the whole world, from Adam's sin to the last sinner on earth. Isaiah wrote:

The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah

53:6)

This is what the apostle Peter said about the bearing of sin by

Jesus:

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

On Calvary, Jesus bore our sins, the sins of the whole world were upon Him, and paid the penalty of sin, which is death. Paul wrote:

The wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)

Jesus died for us; He died for all humanity. Now we need not have to die, the eternal death.

On Calvary He took our wages of sin on Himself; but when He returns to execute His judgment, He will wipe out sin from the face of the earth in the lake of fire. By the virtue of His sacrifice, He will have the right to clean up sin and sinners forever.

Paul wrote:

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)

On Calvary, Jesus took away the deadliest power of sin, the sting of sin, by paying the penalty for sin-eternal death. Also on

Calvary He destroyed the works of the devil and broke his stronghold.

John wrote:

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)

Destroying the works of the devil will finally result in destroying the devil himself. Paul said:

That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. (Hebrews 2:14)

Calvary destroyed the works of the devil and the devil himself.

He got a "bruise" on his "head" (Genesis 3:15). The deathblow was given on Calvary, it is now just a matter of time and the enemy will be no more. The devil knows it. It is written:

For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

(Revelation 12:12)

He is a defeated foe from Calvary onwards; he is fighting a lost battle. Christ already declared:

It is finished. (John 19:30)

Though the devil and sin are still in the world, they are destined for hell, and will shortly be there to be wiped out. That same Jesus who took the sin of the world on Calvary, and destroyed the devil on that wooden Cross, will come back to perform the final act of annihilating Satan, sinners, sin, death, grave, and all his relatives!

 

 

Pastor Michael Pedrin Preaching