Grotesque Display

Once Jesus willingly assumes the burden of the sin of His people, everything changes. When the sin of man is transferred to Him as the sins of Israel were transferred to the scapegoat, what once was delightful to the Father becomes odious to Him. On the cross Jesus becomes in the sigth of God the most grotesque display of ugliness imaginable. He is now polluted with the cumulative filth of the sin He bears for His sheep. Now the Father breaks fellowship with Him; He averts His divine glance; Jesus as the very incarnation of sin is consigned to the outer darkness.

-R.C. Sproul, The Glory of Christ


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