For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV
Christ had to become sin for us. This has a meaning which goes beyond the symbolism of Christ on the cross. It goes back to the nature of the matter of which the universe is made.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(Revelation 13:8) KJV
Now comes the scary part which ties us to the crucifixion. This is Christ becoming sin for us. We’ve made the case that the phrase the foundation of the world is an act of conception because the Greek word translated as foundation means conception. It also makes sense that if we’re going to live in a universe where sin is possible, then this possibility must have been built into it from the beginning. This was the sacrifice that had to be made. The pure had to become impure in order for us to have free will.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Jesus Christ had to become sin for us so that we could be saved. However, the truth is that Jesus Christ had to become sin for us so that we could exist. The sacrifice had to be made so that creation could begin, not end. This is why the lamb was slain from the foundation of the world. Bear in mind that many of the souls who have been created weren’t or aren’t saved, so the sacrifice was made for everyone, not just the redeemed. The whole world means everybody, whether they lived and died before or after Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross.
Christ’s suffering and death on the cross is symbolic. It’s necessary for us to have this symbolism in order to understand the magnitude of what happened, God gave his own son incarnated as Jesus of Nazareth as payment for our sin, but it’s a picture of the actual sacrifice, the bonding together of H+ and ΩO2-. to form ΩOH– and their existence in a plasma with H+ to form the deep. We can write John 1:1-2 as a series of chemical formulas.
The Holy Trinity, formulaic
|In the beginning was the Word||and the Word was with God||and the Word was God|
|ΩOH–||ΩOH– +H+ = H2O||H+ + ΩO2- = ΩOH–|
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.(1 John 2:2) KJV
The incarnation of Jesus Christ is the payment which had to be made not just to redeem creation, but to make it possible. The crucifixion is the symbolism we need to be able to understand what God has done for us, but the sacrifice was made when God went against his own nature to make creating the universe possible. Why would God do such a thing?
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.(1 John 4:10) KJV