Crown of Thorns: Reversing the Curse

And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. -Mark 15:17 ESV

After the fall, God told Adam that the ground would be cursed and it would bring forth thorns and thistles (Gen. 3:18). When Christ was crowned with thorns, He was taking upon Himself the curse of sin, not just for humanity,but also the curse of Creation. In His death, Christ absorbed the curse and sin. In His resurrection, He defeated sin, death, and the grave, and reversed the curse that had subjected creation to futility (Rom. 8:20-22). It is then with this that we can further understand why Mark records Jesus as commissioning His disciples with a charge to, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” – Mark 16:15 ESV

Helpful Links

Reversing the Fall and Setting Creation Free by Vern Poythress

Reversing the Curse? by Peter Leithart