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The Guiltless Christ Punished

Christ, though guiltless, took our punishment, that He might cancel our guilt, and do away with our punishment.

Christ, though guiltless, took our punishment, that He might cancel our guilt, and do away with our punishment. … But as Christ endured death as man, and for man; so also, Son of God as He was, ever living in His own righteousness, but dying for our offences, He submitted as man, and for man, to bear the curse which accompanies death. And as He died in the flesh which He took in bearing our punishment, so also, while ever blessed in His own righteousness, He was cursed for our offences, in the death which He suffered in bearing our punishment

Augustine

“Reply to Faustus the Manichæan,” in NPNF 4:208, 209.