Unfortunately in many Christian circles, we are taught that Christ’s sacrifice was due to the fact that God could not look upon sin. We are told that we had to be purified by the blood of the Lamb for God’s sake in that He could not except us as we were..unrighteous humans. However the bible does not support this.
The fact of the matter is, that we were not made righteous for God’s sake, we were made righteous for our sake! So that we may draw near to God, unhindered by the shame and guilt experienced through laws we could never thoroughly keep. One quick view of the Old Testament is all one should ever need to see that God did in fact look upon sin. The New Testament is very clear concerning what the law could and could not do. The law could make nothing perfect, and would not allow man to draw near to God.
Heb. 7:11-19; Eph. 2:4-10; Romans 5:1-10
We were made righteous for our sake, not God’s! And our justification was for our peace, not His! (Isa. 53:5) He really loves us that much!
G. L. Miller