Well, sort of. The goal of the entire thing was reconciliation with believers.Tobias_Marco wrote:<I'm not going to pretend that I understand it perfectly.>
<God needed to produce a son to take the penalty for us because justice had to be done, and we couldn't take it, but he could.>
<If there was no justice then we would not understand how much these hurt God.>
<God needs us to understand that some things are wrong, and that doing bad things have consequences.>
<How could that son also be him? Well that is the trick that only God fully understands, but the short answer is that God has 3 parts to himself, and he told a woman that he was putting part of himself into her and using her DNA to build himself a human body.>
<Normally when a human becomes pregnant a new soul is created to fill that new body, but in this case God put part of himself into that body instead.>
<But wait! Jesus has a male body, that means that he had an X and a Y chromosome, Mary was a woman with 2 X chromosomes. So where did the extra Y chromosome come from?>
<Well God made one by rearranging matter to create one, or built it from newly formed atoms that he created out of whatever process he used when he created the universe.>
As we know, the penalty of sin is death. That's easy enough to understand, having justice systems of our own. Thievery gets you this, murder that. Well, sin is those and more. It's basically high treason. Rebellion against the lawful, supreme authority.
SO. Here we are, screwing everything up for ourselves. Sin here, sin there, sin sin everywhere.
In the Old Testament, these were alleviated by sacrifices of sinless, untainted animals. An offering. A transmittal of sins to something else, which is very, very necessary,
This was a limited system however. People still needed righteousness to enter the Kingdom of God, and people were limited in the amount of righteousness they had.
God solves that with a master stroke. This is a 5-par hole-in-one. Aced. Like a BOSS.
Becoming human through Mary, God lives a righteous life. Totally without sin. "Here's how you should be walking. This is how I designed it. This way is best." This is like a maze designer becoming a mouse and leading an ordinary mouse straight to the cheese. Kind of like when Cassie and Rachel morphed to rat for a school project.
Anyway. One problem is that man is still in a state of sin. So he does a little transaction on the cross. He takes the sin of all believers on himself. This is like going around with a laundry basket and taking people's dirty clothes.
So, he 1. Removes unrighteousness (sin)
and then 2. Adds his own righteousness (perfect).
I can't for the life of me recall the name given to this process. You get the idea though. Check our guns at the door and give us a sticker to enter the club.