United and Separated

December 17, 2021

"There are two verses in scripture, one from Isaiah and the other from the Epistle to the Hebrews, which seem to be contradictory.  Isaiah says that our Lord  was reckoned with the transgressors, or sinners.  The Epistle to the Hebrews says that he was separated from sinners.  He was one with them and at the same time not with them.  He was reckoned with sinners, inasmuch as in his human nature he took upon himself all the penalties of sin. He was separated simply because he was God and also because, even in his human nature, he was like us in all things, save sin."