This article shows how Jesus Christ became the representative curse for us: all of the curses that God placed on Adam were taken by the second Adam, so that those who believe in him might receive all the spiritual and eternal blessings of God. The article shows the relationship between the Lord Jesus and the curse of the covenant in Paradise.
Biblically a curse is understood to imply that one is under God’s judgement, and a blessing is to be under God’s favour. This article uses this understanding to evaluate the teaching of generational curses and ancestral sin. The author maintains that there is no ground for such a teaching. Working from Proverbs 26:2, the author shows that manmade curses have no power.
Looking at the meaning of crucifixion from the Old Testament perspective and the Roman world, this article shows how Jesus' crucifixion serves to show that He died as our substitute, bearing the curse of God, embracing Gentiles in addition to Jews in His death. For these reasons Christ was not stoned, but crucified.
Will this earth be thrown on the scrap heap? This article looks at creation, redemption and consummation, and the relation of this world and the new heaven and earth. The author also discusses the curse on the earth, and the fall of creation and the work of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:18-25 is an important passage in this article.