Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Cross of Christ

One of my greatest burdens is that the Cross of Christ is rarely explained. It is not enough to say that “He died” - for all men die. It is not enough to say that “He died a noble death” - for martyrs do the same.

We must understand that we have not fully proclaimed the death of Christ with saving power until we have cleared away the confusion that surrounds it and expounded its true meaning to our hearers - He died bearing the transgressions of His people and suffering the divine penalty for their sins: He was forsaken of God and crushed under the wrath of God in their place.

Paul Washer

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

I would add, "And then He rose from that death."

Wayne Dawg said...

Yes, good point Jonathan.