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Christians Use of Jesus Being Called The Lamb Of God And Him Taking Away The Sins Of The World

By
Bassam Zawadi

 

 

 

Christians use the following verse...

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

to show that Jesus came to be a sacrifice for the sins of the world. They try to use this verse to show this doctrine in the Gospel. My contention is that there is no clear teaching of Christian doctrine regarding the crucifixion of Jesus for the sins of the world in this Gospel. Well the truth is that there is no clear teaching of Jesus in the entire four Gospels in which he states that he has come to die for the sins of the world. This is the teachings of Paul and Christians misinterpret and twist Jesus' statements in order to conform to Paul's teachings. 

This verse is not clear as well and could mean something else. 

As for Jesus being called the Lamb of God, well that does not automatically have to mean that Jesus was going to be sacrificed just like a lamb is. It could have other meanings...

he calls him a "lamb," either with respect to any lamb in common, for his harmlessness and innocence; for his meekness and humility; for his patience; and for his usefulness, both for food and clothing, in a spiritual sense; 

Source: http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/john/gill/john1.htm

Jesus also refers to his disciples as lambs...

Luke 10:3 

Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

The commentary...

2. They must set out with an expectation of trouble and persecution: "Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves; but go your ways, and resolve to make the best of it. Your enemies will be as wolves, bloody and cruel, and ready to pull you to pieces; in their threatenings and revilings, they will be as howling wolves to terrify you; in their persecutions of you, they will be as ravening wolves to tear you. But you must be as lambs, peaceable and patient, though made an easy prey of." It would have been very hard thus to be sent forth as sheep among wolves, if he had not endued them with his spirit and courage

Source: http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/luke/mh/luke10.htm 

 

So as we see, Jesus being called a lamb could be spiritual for having some of the characteristics and features of a lamb. 

As for Jesus "taking away" the sin of the world...

'Taking away' is airo. (Source)

One of the meanings could be...

 

cause to cease

Source: http://www.blueletterbible.org/tmp_dir/words/1/1140289936-946.html 

 

So it could mean that Jesus came to stop the sins of the world and not necessarily mean to take it upon himself. This is the task of Prophets, for them to come down and spread the message of God in order to make them aware of their faults and sins and to help them stop committing them.

 

Conclusion

It is completely justifiable to say that it is possible that John 1:29 means that Jesus who is humble and patient like a lamb came to spread the message of God and be a warner to people in order to stop people from committing sins. It is possible. Therefore, Christians cannot use this verse as a clear and explicit teaching of the doctrine of the crucifixion of Jesus for the sins of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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