Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Did Something Cosmological Happen When Jesus Died?

I've been looking at the Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory over the last few days and I want to ask another question(s)...

It just hit me that I should have probably saved this whole discussion for Easter, but too late. So maybe just one more post before moving on, then I'll come back to the death of Jesus (as well as resurrection of course) for the Easter season.

Here's the question...

Did something cosmological happen at the death of Jesus?

Many have a concept that some kind of cosmological transformation, or some kind of transaction rather, occurred at the moment Jesus died.

The same kind of cosmological 'shift' that some believe occurred When Adam and Eve bit into the forbidden fruit,placing sin between humanity and God, and subsequently, some sort of transaction was needed.

again, ill save my thoughts on Jesus' death for a little later unless the opportunity presents itself within the discussion.

It seems the way one understands Atonement, Soteriology, and eschatology, is deeply affected and dependent upon ones understanding of "original sin" and what actually took place in the "Garden".

Maybe that's where we will head next.

Your thoughts...

1 comment:

JustinGaynor said...

Did something cosmological happen?

Yes, the very last Word of the Law had been fulfilled, every jot and tittle...

HaShem commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."

Him who was without sin, became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God...

Heaven and Earth, God and Man passed away and the great inevitable story was brought to the only climax it could be...because God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son...to sum up the cosmos in Jesus that the cosmos might be saved/healed...something cosmological? Oh, yeah...Heaven and Earth, God and Man died.

But then! On the EIGHT DAY!!! The first day of the new WEEK (let the reader understand!) early in the morning...

Praise be to God our Father and Jesus our King!!!