Jesus a sinner?
jose_90501 asked this question on 6/5/2000:
Considering that Jesus took the place of all sinners and took on all sin, is it proper to say that Jesus became a sinner? Is it proper to say that for a moment in time he became an atheist, assassin, thief, etc, etc?
mscperu gave this response on 6/5/2000:
Remember the late Cardinal John Carmel Heenan (R.I.P) of Westminster (GB) saying during Vatican II "beware of the experts"
Are you asking for information or are you putting up exams to see if they (the experts) give right answers?
I suggest 2 verses:
Galatians 5 17 "But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!"
Romans 8 3 "For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit".
You can call sinner, atheist, assassin, thief only those who willingly and with intention commit sin.
But on the other side there exists ever the possibility that the innocent "substitutes" the culprit. On the cross Jesus made the first "Confession" and confessed to the Father the sins of mankind as His. Because love identifies with the loved one for better or for worth. So you and I were there in that moment through our sins in His innocent flesh.
We are called rightly what Jesus might be called because He chose to.
So if you call Him names it is like yelling "murderer" at the person who donates his kidneys so that you might live.
Please, José, don't play games. These things are to big to use them as a criterion for analyzing the theology of others. There should be adoration and witnessing, don't you think so? Not controversy or speculation.
God bless you
in Corde Jesu
PD. It might be that I am supposing something in you that isn't there. Forgive me then.