That podcaster my husband likes is talking again! I have always taught and believed that I should die for my sins. Jesus died in MY place.
This podcaster says no. He says that our death isn’t enough. Jesus isn’t dying in our place, but in the lamb’s place. I can’t die for anyone and make that person new or righteous. Jesus is the new Adam—who messed everything up. Adam sinned and left us to death and dirtiness. We are born inheriting the state of sin and death.
Jesus came to be the new Adam; He is the new First Man. With Jesus, we are born again. We are new creatures without the inheritance of death. We are alive in Jesus.
As one who is dead and guilty, we are worthless sacrifices. We cannot die for the forgiveness of our own sins because we are already dead! How can a dead thing die again? So, Jesus was the ONLY One who could have died to save us. He is the ONLY One alive, the ONLY One with a life to give. When we believe and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are born into life—our first lasting life. Our bodies are dying all the time, it is just a matter of time before the body times out and ends in dust.