Owning the Wrath of God

“For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh…” Romans 9:3

Andrew Katay commenting on an article by Don Carson:

“Carson tells the account of a Jewish-Christian believer on a radio panel, who was asked whether anyone could be saved apart from Christ. His ethnic background was known, and so when it was his turn to speak, the radio program host baited him by asking if he thought his fellow Jews could be saved apart from Christ. Carson tells of how “This Christian brother began to weep, and then to sob quietly, uncontrollably. After a minute or two, the host said he had never heard a more compelling reason to become a Christian.”

Christ became willingly “accursed” for us. As “Covenant delegate,” Paul was willing to be accursed from Christ for his brethren. He succeeded. The flesh was cut and the holy fire fell as promised.

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