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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Our Sins Deserve the Wounds

Quenstedt, quoted in Robert Preus, Doctrine is Life: Essays on Justification and the Lutheran Confessions, Klemet I. Preus, Ed. (St. Louis: Concordia, 2006) p. 62:

Our sins deserve wounds, our transgressions bruises, our iniquities stripes. But we were unable by suffering these wounds and bruises and stripes to free ourselves from sins and transgressions and to heal ourselves from iniquities. In such a manner there could be no satisfaction made to divine righteousness so that we should be whole and well. Therefore by a judicial imputation the Lord made the sins of all fall upon the Messiah: like a storm they would carry Messiah away, like an army they would destroy Him... Christ voluntarily bore that load of sin, the wounds, the bruises, the stripes; and thus He made satisfaction to God for us.

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