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The Everlasting Covenant

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    The Curse that Christ Bore

    The following texts also make this appear: “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” 5Hebrews 9:28.EVCO 34.4

    When He was offered He bore the curse, in order that the curse might be removed. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” 6Galatians 3:13.EVCO 34.5

    But when the curse of sin came upon man, it came also upon the earth; for the Lord said to Adam: “Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.” 1Genesis 3:17, 18.EVCO 35.1

    When Christ had been betrayed into the hands of sinful men, “when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.” 2Matthew 27:29, 30.EVCO 35.2

    Thus when Christ bore the curse that came on man, He at the same time bore the curse of the earth. So when He comes to save those who have accepted His sacrifice. He comes to renew the earth as well.EVCO 35.3

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