Christ’s Substitutionary Work

“Vicarious suffering is suffering endured not only on behalf of others, but in the stead of others, in the actual place of others.  It therefore carries with it the exemption of the party in whose place the suffering is endured.  What a substitute does for the person whose place he fills, absolves that person from the need of himself doing or suffering the same thing.  Thus, when we affirm that the sufferings of Christ were “vicarious” we mean that He substituted Himself in the room of sinners and satisfied the law in their behalf, and that, in such a way, the law can now make no claim whatever upon them.”

– A. W. Pink, From “The Satisfaction of Christ”, P. 62

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