Pristine Grace

Made Sin Controversy
14 Articles
What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 4 of 4 - Published on August 18, 2019
...      Parts one, two, and three of this article series were recently published.  My final part in this article series will deal with Clay Curtis's sermon titled, The Blessing of Imputation.  It can be viewed or listened to in its entirety on Sermon Audio.  But for the purpose of analysis and commentary, I transcribed it in its entirety and have made it available for download.  I think this is an important sermon to listen to because it really...
Brandan Kraft
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 3 of 4 - Published on August 15, 2019
...    Part one and part two of this series of articles on the made sin controversy were published not too long ago.  I've received comments, and most of them have been positive.  But there has been some mild criticism/objections, which I expected.  I'm a big boy, so send your comments my way, I want to hear what you have to say.  My feelings aren't gonna be hurt, I can tell you that.     I have not heard from anyone from the "made sin&quo...
Brandan Kraft
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God's Imputation is not Pretend or Make Believe - Published on August 14, 2019
...     Those who would portray or characterize the Biblical doctrine of imputation (the sins of God's elect imputed to Christ and HIS righteousness imputed to all for whom He died, as taught in 2 Corinthians 5:21), as "God pretending" (or a mere pretense) do not understand the Biblical doctrine of imputation. Christ was truly MADE SIN for His people by imputation, and this was so real that He actually came under the curse of the law and the wrath of God for His people....
Bill Parker
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 2 of 4 - Published on August 9, 2019
...Note:  You can read part one of this article here.  You can read part three of this article here.      I've still been thinking about the "made sin" controversy.  I've received some feedback on my last article, but mostly not much of a response.  I want to get to the bottom of this and clarify even further what I think really is going on.      Joe Terrell has written an article that I believe represents well...
Brandan Kraft
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 1 of 4 - Published on August 5, 2019
...     The made sin controversy has been brought up again in my mind.  It's been nearly 15 years since Mark Daniel was fired from his position at Eager Avenue Grace Church in Albany, GA for preaching and refusing to recant that Christ became an actual sinner on the cross.  If you're interested in hearing the actual sermon, and reading my response to it, I urge you to read my article about it.  I have heard that this article was printed, read, and pas...
Brandan Kraft
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Imputed Righteousness : Ground of All True Comfort - Published on August 5, 2019
...Now, to this place I have come, Through the living, joys and tears, This the end, the living 's done, Now the time for dying 's here. Would I could now take the book, Sin and shame all written down, Remove the days where I forsook Truth, and wisdom, Christ disowned! But being able, this to do, What days could then be found for me? Not one! And so, I look to You, Your cross and righteousness, to see, And know, by these You view my life, All of which I am ashamed, As ri...
John Pedersen
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Christ Made Sin : The Imputation of Sin to Christ - Published on July 13, 2019
..."God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." -   2 Cor. 5:21      Our sins were imputed to him as to a sacrifice. Christ the just is put in the place of the unjust, to suffer for them (1 Peter 3 :18). Christ is said to bear sin, as a sacrifice bears sin (Isaiah 53:10, 12). His soul was made an offering for sin. But sin was so laid upon the victims, as that it was imputed to them in a judicial a...
Stephen Charnock
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He Offered Himself Without Spot to God - Published on July 13, 2019
...     Both the enemies of Christ such as the Pharisees and some who would be His friends have referred to Christ as a “sinner,” even the “greatest sinner.” We know that the scriptures teach that Christ as our Surety assumed the full responsibility of the sins of His people before the world began.      Isaiah says, “The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isa. 53:6). But all that had to come upon Him at the hand of di...
Gary Shepard
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The Doctrine of Imputation of Sin to Christ : And The Imputation of Righteousness To His People - Published on December 22, 2018
...The Doctrines of the Imputation of Sin to Christ,  and the  Imputation of his Righteousness  to his People:  Clearly stated, explained, and improved IN A SERMON Preached to the SOCIETY, Who Support the Wednesday Evening-Lecture, In Great-East-Cheap. December 29th, 1756 B y   J O H N   B R I N E 2 Cor. v. 21. For He hath made Him to be Sin for us; who knew no Sin; That we might be make the Righteousness of God in Hi...
John Brine
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The Doctrine of Made Sin! : 2 Corinthians 5:21 : Part 2 - Published on December 14, 2018
...  2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.        I spent several years trying to understand the uproar over the current teaching on Christ being made sin and I did want to put it all down in a simplified writing. I’m having a hard time with the desire to revisit it again and again and it really isn’t simple.  However I wanted to write down t...
Eileen Beckett
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The Doctrine of Made Sin! : 2 Corinthians 5:21 : Part 1 - Published on December 14, 2018
...2Co 5:21 - For he hath made him to be made sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.          It's difficult to know where to begin on this most disturbing doctrine that is currently circulating.  I need to do some research and see if there is correlating doctrine over the centuries of Christendom, I haven't done that yet. I first heard of the current doctrine about 5 or 6 years ago but I didn't...
Eileen Beckett
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The Doctrine of Made Sin! : 2 Corinthians 5:21 : A Prelude - Published on December 14, 2018
...     There is a current (perhaps centuries old) doctrine that is circulating and has been for many years on the Scripture verse: 2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.      The current doctrine circulating is that Christ when upon the cross took INTO Himself our nature and that is how He was made sin and sets forth that it is more than imputation, I will get into the details as...
Eileen Beckett
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He Has Made Him Sin - Published on May 16, 2016
...Editor's note:  I include this article for reference.  While I do agree with this article as it pertains to the atonement, I still agree with the understanding that made sin or made righteousness refers to imputation.   - B. For he has made him sin for us, who knew no sin; hat we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21      The Lord Jesus being made sin for us must extend beyond the idea of the imputation of our sin to...
Joe Terrell
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Christ was not a Sinner - Ever! : A Response to Mark Daniel : And Don Fortner - Published on August 15, 2005
...2019 Update:  I have written a follow-up article here: What Does Made Sin Actually Mean?      On February 13th 2005 Mark Daniel, pastor of Eager Ave. Grace Church in Albany GA proclaimed to his congregation the most blasphemous statements one could make.   They are in my opinion heretical, and every Gospel believer must stand with me against this teaching.  This sermon can be downloaded here and listened to or read in its entirety:   Download ...
Brandan Kraft
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