I am wondering how I can even touch on the beautiful doctrine contained in these verses.  It begins with knowing the terror of the Lord. I am inclined to believe when Paul speaks of the Judgement Seat of Christ it is in two parts. The latter is the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-14). Jesus said, “All judgment has been given to Me.”
I must be brief about verses 13 & 14 where Paul says that the love of Christ compels us that if Christ died for all then all were dead.  Now I can say that I died in Christ’s crucifixion.
There is a beautiful thought in verse 17. If we are in Christ we are a new creation.  I mean new with old things having passed away.  Notice the past tense.  We are not saying passing away but passed away.  We must actively use it as it says.
The last verse says that Christ who knew no sin was made sin for us.  That we being made the righteousness of God in Him. That is a verse I quote all the time in jails, nursing homes and wherever. 
​ By Pastor Curt Darling




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