Impartial Grace: Isaiah 53

All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

(Isaiah 53:6, emphasis added)

Isaiah 53 is a love letter from God addressed to us. It is the letter that defines His intimate and all-consuming love for His creation. This letter foretells of the Son of God. It is a letter that describes what God’s love for His creation looks like. His love for us is alive in us and we are alive in Him. Not just a few, but all. His life in us never dies and it comes with a love that never fails. The worst man is Divinely loved as his iniquities were also put upon Christ.

The advocate for universal reconciliation sees the dramatic truth; the Savior died for the sins of all men over the course of all human existence. This is God’s message to us through His Word. Christ Jesus is the Gospel. Every person falls far short of the glory of God. No person can do enough, in fact, no person can do anything sufficient to remove the pain of his iniquities. Only Christ Jesus. It is He Who said, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.” Only Christ Jesus could say, “It is finished.” Scripture teaches the “Lord has laid on Christ Jesus the iniquity of us all.” We believe God. This is Impartial Grace.

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