21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
This is the verse has become a stumbling block to Religious Christians who are infested by the lies of theology. When they were in their “evangelistic” mode, they had no problem telling the public that Jesus died for their sins. However, after they switched back to their “normal” mode, they still see themselves as sinners.
I can still remember that in my first church, the pastor defined evangelist as a beggar telling other beggars where to find food. This tells me that this pastor has a very low self esteem and he tried to impose this low self esteem to the whole church. I am glad I left this church. I have no intention to sit under a pastor with a loser’s mentality.
I don’t think the above example is isolated. In fact, it is a common practice of religious churches to exalt low self esteem as godly and humility. This is also why they have unashamedly called themselves and all Christians sinners even after we become believers.
What is God’s position on this? The above verse tells us very clearly that the moment we believe in Jesus, we are the righteousness of God. In God’s opinion, we are righteous people, not sinners. Righteousness and sin do not mix.
At this point, I suspect theologically infested Christian will ask, “What if we sin? Are we not sinners then?”
The answer is in the above verse. Jesus had no sin, yet God made him our sin. Therefore, the reverse must also be true. We who sin become the righteousness of God. The righteous becomes a sinner and the sinner become righteous. This is what I call the Perfect Exchange at the Cross of Calvary.
The Perfect Exchange separates true believing Christians from the rest of the theologically infested Religious Christian. It is the truth that sets us free from the lies and manipulations of theology.