Jesus Christ was innocent of sin. However, He was guilty under many offenses as shown below:
Jesus Christ is guilty because He laid down His life on the Cross, so that He could take it up again for you and I and clear us of our crime and guilt of sin:
- As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. (John 10:15)
- “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. (John 10:17)
- Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (John 15:13)
- He by no means clears the guilty…(Numbers 14:18)
He is guilty of loving us so much so that we should not perish but have everlasting life:
- 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Q. What is “guilty?”
A. Guilty is an adjective meaning accepting and confessing responsibility for committing an “offense” or really we could use it this way: She was guilty of smiling at her beloved which is really not offensive but rather an “act of behavior displaying love.” It is this act of behavior that I refer to when I say Jesus Christ is guilty of a specific behavior on His creation, man.
Q. What does “caring” mean:
A. Used as a verb caring means:
- to be concerned or solicitous; have thought or regard.
- to be concerned or have a special preference (usually used in negative constructions): I don’t care if I do.
- to have an inclination, liking, fondness, or affection (usually followed by for ): Would you care for dessert?
Love, caring, and guilt, are driven by an emotion, sometimes very powerful, or quite passive:
- An affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced.
- Any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.
- Any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.
- Something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.
Jesus Christ is guilty of being driven to save that which God had created because of the power of His Word which shall not return void (empty) but accomplish that which He spoke:
- So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
Jesus Christ is guilty because He is the image of Father God, and we, being His children have been created in His image:
- Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ is guilty of having dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
Because we are created in His image, then He has primary dominion and we follow in His image doing the same over all the earth…it’s our inheritance–His rights are our rights:
- let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)
The scales of justice in the eyes of God are not in our favor because we have all sinned and have fallen short of God’s glory:
- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
Jesus Christ is guilty of purging our sins:
- who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3)
I could go on and on with scripture after scripture as evidence that He died for our sins, so that we could have everlasting life–He did!
He is guilty as shown by His actions towards us, His children, His chosen, His creation.
For we glory in His presence, the actions of His love, His salvation, so that we can live with Him through eternity in Heaven: