“The Sin Offering” – Part 1 and Part 2


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This offering, too, is Christ:

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him [ to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

How was Christ “made sin?”

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

“Made of a woman, made under the law?” What does that mean?

1) Made of a woman:

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

2) Made under the law:

Gal 3:22  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23  But before faith [ of Christ] came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Gal 3:24  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [ to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Phi 2:7 nevertheless empties Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming to be in the likeness of humanity,
Phi 2:8 and, being found in fashion as a human, He humbles Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (CLV)

This is the first offering that so much as mentions sin. All the offerings to this point, as different as they have been, have not mentioned sin. They have, to this point been sweet to God. They have been necessary sacrifices to approach God, but they have not dealt with that which offends God. The sin and the trespass offerings are not sweet savor offerings. These two offerings deal with confessed and judged sin. Sin must be seen as exceedingly sinful, hateful and rebellious.
The sin offering is not burnt on the altar like the sweet savor offerings. It is burnt on wood on the bare ground, outside the camp:

Lev 4:11  And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,
Lev 4:12  Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

“The whole bullock… the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head and with his legs and with his inwards and his dung,” was to be “burned on wood with fire, where the ashes are poured out.” This is exactly what happened to Christ. The ‘fire’ burned up the wood and the flesh, ” without the camp.”

Heb 13:11  For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
Heb 13:12  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Heb 13:13  Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

“Without the camp” signifies Christ’s and our rejection. We, like Christ, are “without the camp” of God’s people, and it is a burning, fiery experience which is burning out all the wood, hay and stubble in us all.

1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

What Is Sin?
Here is the first verse in the Bible which contains the word ‘sin.’

Gen 4:7  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin [2403- chatta ah chatta th] lieth at the door. And unto thee [ shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

This is the same Hebrew word translated ‘sin offering’ in Leviticus and Numbers and elsewhere. Should this read ‘sin offering?’ There are many who think that it should. The Holy Spirit does not think so. Let’s look at how this word is used: 

Gen 18:20  And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin [2403] is very grievous;

Should this word ‘sin’ be translated ‘sin offering?” Were the ‘sin offerings’ of  Sodom “very grievous?” How absurd!

Gen 31:36  And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, [2403] that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Should this read: ‘What is my ‘sin offering’ that you so hotly pursued after me?’ Absurd!

Jdg 20:16  Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss. [2403]

Deu 19:15  One  witness  shall not  rise up  against a man  for any  iniquity, [5771- avon avon] or for any sin, [2403- chatta ah chatta th] in any sin [2399- chet] that he sinneth: [2398- chata] at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

What Is The Word For Offering?

Is there a Hebrew word for ‘offering?’ Well, of course there is.  Here is the word ‘offering’ right here in Leviticus:

Lev 1:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering [ Hebrew- 7133 – qorban qurban] unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering [ same word – 7133] of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

All offerings are “qorban qurban” to God, either as approach presents or as presents for expiation of sins.
So why is not ‘qorban qurban’ used with the word ‘chatta ah chatta th?’ It is not used because the holy spirit wants us to see that:

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Look at what Christ had to say about this word in the New Testament:

Mar 7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mar 7:8  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Mar 7:9  And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Mar 7:10  For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
Mar 7:11  But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [ he shall be free].
Mar 7:12  And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Mar 7:13  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

And to this day ‘Urbano’ is being used as an excuse to neglect family responsibilities and to line the pockets of today’s priests.
What then is the word translated ‘offering ‘ in Leviticus, where sin and trespass are in view? The Truth is that the word offering is not used in the Hebrew when speaking of a sin offering or a trespass offering. The only word used is the word translated ‘sin’ here in Gen 4:

Gen 4:7  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin [2403- chatta ah chatta th] lieth at the door. And unto thee [ shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

So ‘chatta ah chatta th’ is all that appears throughout Leviticus in reference to a ‘sin offering.’ The word ‘offering’ is understood, and is not provided in the Hebrew . And the word ‘offering’ is never there when speaking of a ‘sin offering.’ All the Hebrew actually says is ‘sin.’

Here are the verses which originally instituted the ritual of the ‘sin offering:

Lev 4:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 4:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin [2398- chata] through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:
Lev 4:3  If the priest that is anointed do sin [2398 – chata] according to the sin [ ashmah] of the people; then let him bring for his sin, [2403 – chatta ah chatta th] which he hath sinned [2398 – chata], a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. [2403 – chatta ah chatta th]

Lev 1:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, [ even] of the herd, and of the flock.

Here is this word ‘chatta ah chatta th’ in the New testament:

(KJV) 1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin [266- hamartia] is the transgression of the law.

(CLV) 1Jn 3:4 Everyone who is doing sin is doing lawlessness also, and sin is lawlessness.”

“If you do not well, sin lies at the door.” What lies at the door? ‘Sin’ lies at the door. And what are the chances of “doing well?”

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? [ even] because ye cannot hear my word.

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind [ is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

“You cannot hear my word… they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” What hope then has man to be saved? Is not flesh itself sin?

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

How was David shapen and conceived? He, and we, are “shapen in iniquity” and ‘conceived in sin.’ Was he simply shapen in flesh but not in sin? Is that what scriptures teach? You be the judge. “I was shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin.”
Why cannot flesh and blood inherit the kingdom of God? Is it simply because it is flesh but not corrupted flesh? Is that what the scriptures teach? You be the judge.
“Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. “
We must all be brought to see sin as exceeding sinful, rebellious, evil, hateful and tenacious. And we must come to see this as our natural state the very make up of flesh. “Shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin.” Only then will we truly appreciate the fact that Christ, by coming in that same composition, being  “made sin” and yet ‘knowing no sin’ has met all of those deficits which we have incurred.
This is the first offering which is not a ‘sweet smelling savour.’ This is the first offering which is not to have any part of it burnt on the altar. This offering is to be burnt on the ground outside the camp. This offering, like all the offerings, is Christ. But this offering is Christ as sin.

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him [ to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

The words ‘to be’ are not in the Greek. The Greek reads, “For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

The offerings truly prove that Christ is both the beginning Adam and the last Adam.
Is Christ the first Adam? No, Christ is the last Adam. But inasmuch as Christ created the first Adam a sinning machine to be destroyed, resurrected and renewed,  Christ is both the beginning and the end. The “evening” comes before the “morning.”

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [ was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4  And God saw the light, that [ it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

“The darkness was upon the face of the deep” first. Then, afterward, God “divided the light from the darkness,” or as He puts it in another place, He “called light out of darkness.” Darkness and evil precedes light and righteousness, like the natural and the flesh precede the spirit.

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [ was made] a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [ give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Rom 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Is Christ darkness and sin? No, a thousand times, No! Did Christ create darkness and sin? Yes, a thousand times, yes:

Isa 45:7  I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [ things].
Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all [ things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Did Christ come in sinful flesh? Yes, He did:

Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

But doesn’t this verse say ‘likeness?’ Surely this scripture is not saying that Christ’s flesh was really “sinful flesh.” What does this word ‘likeness’ mean? Does it really mean that Christ’s flesh wasn’t really “sinful flesh?” Is that the real significance of this word ‘likeness?’ Let’s look at how this word is used. This word appears five other times in the New Testament. Perhaps this will show us how this word ‘likeness’ is to be understood, and then we will know what was the composition of Christ’s flesh:

Rom 6:5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Are we to believe that we aren’t really to be planted in the likeness of Christ’s death? Are we to deny that our resurrection is not really a resurrection?

Phi 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

This verse is really a repetition of Rom 8:23, “God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” Was Christ not really a man? Is that what we are being told?

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Are those who profess themselves to be wise not really guilty of changing the glory of the uncorruptible God  into an image made like unto corruptible man…?”

Rev 9:7  And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

Are these symbolic ‘locusts’ not really as powerful as horses? Do they not really bear rule as a crown would symbolize? Are they in reality nothing at all like men?

Rom 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Must we all commit the exact same sin which Adam sinned before we are guilty of sin? Was Cain’s murder of His brother Abel not sin simply because it was not “in the likeness” of Adam’s transgression?
And finally was Christ’s flesh not really “sinful flesh” simply because the Greek word homoioma is used to tell us what kind of flesh Christ had? Or does ‘homoioma’  actually mean that Christ’s flesh was just as human as our resurrected bodies are spiritual? It should be obvious to any spiritually honest student of God’s Word that Christ’ flesh was nothing more or less than “sinful flesh.”

Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
(KJV) 2Co 5:21  For he hath made him [ to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

(ASV)  Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

(DRB)  Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him. Sin for us… That is, to be a sin offering, a victim for sin.
(YLT)  for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.

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