The hosts are continuing their series on The Suffering Servant, and in this program they’ll begin to explore the first few verses of Isaiah 53. In this amazing prophecy, we have a clear example of what theologians from across the centuries have referred to as “the great exchange.” This coming servant suffers the punishment which all of us deserve, and we receive his peace and blessing. And this peace is not some kind of feeling that we need to conjure up inside, but instead it is an objective reality that we need to embrace through faith alone.
“The good news is a lot better than God has a wonderful plan for your life and wants to make it happy, healthy and wealthy, or that he wants to come in and give you a method for self-improvement. But rather that the eternal beloved Son of God came into this world to rescue us from wrath by being stricken, smitten and afflicted; wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities so that we can be reconciled to God and no longer be his enemies.”Mike Brown
TERM TO LEARN
“Of the Means of Redemption Through the Declaration of Justice and Mercy of God in Christ”
We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent His Son to assume that nature in which the disobedience was committed, to make satisfaction in the same, and to bear the punishment of sin by His most bitter passion and death. God therefore manifested His justice against His Son when He laid our iniquities upon Him, and poured forth His mercy and goodness on us, who were guilty and worthy of damnation, out of mere and perfect love, giving His Son unto death for us, and raising Him for our justification, that through Him we might obtain immortality and life eternal.
(Taken from The Belgic Confession, Article 20)