Spurgeon on “Christ Bore Our Sins”

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 
(1 Peter 2:24, ESV)

ForgivenNote carefully the words of the text.  It saith not only that Christ bore our sins; but from the full, unqualified expression that is used, it is implied that He bore them all; “who his own self bare our sins.” That is to say, whatever sins a believer has ever committed or ever will commit, Christ bore them on the tree.  Sins original and sins natural; sins actual and practical; sins of thought, word, and deed; heinous sin – blasphemies, uncleannesses; those that are thought to be minor sins – evil imaginations, hasty words; I will not go on with the list, for time would fail me to get to the end of it! But when you have mentioned all the sins you can think of, I can still say that the text covers them all: “Who his own self bare our sins” – not some of them, not the greater ones, not the lesser ones to the exclusion of the greater, but all our sins: “in his own body on the tree”


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