HAD TO???

September 4, 2015

christ on cross

Many have asked whether it was absolutely necessary for God to send His Son to die. Could His demands have been satisfied in any other way? Since God is omnipotent, couldn’t He have just forgiven us? Couldn’t He forgive by divine generosity? Why did God have to go so far as to put the only perfect human being on a cross?

 

 

 

Although we cannot attempt to fathom the purposes of God, we can at least note that God’s justice is infinite in scope and demand, because of His infinite and perfect holiness. Any sin must result in a necessary penalty, which must in turn be infinite. However, God’s infinite love matched the full demand of justice. Although He did not have to pay the penalty for us, He did, and in such a way as to satisfy the needs of the parties involved.

The solution He chose, the death of a sinless sacrifice, must have been absolutely necessary. If God could have done it in any other way than by the sacrifice of His beloved Son, He would have.

 

 

The full doctrine of the value of Christ’s death must be based on the following scriptural points:

  1. God is holy (Lev. 19:2; Isa. 57:15; 1 Pet. 1:15–16)

  2. This holiness is offended by sin.

  3. We are totally guilty and unable to help ourselves (Rom. 2:1–3:20).

  4. The ideas of sacrifice and substitution are essential.

All we can say is “Thank God” literally, without His grace and mercy we would be eternally lost.

 

 

God bless you and thank you for all the responses to the prayer requests, many of the folks that are on the prayer list are some of our prayer warriors, God bless you all.

 

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

Please email questions and prayer requests to our email address.

 

 

And to Samuel, sharp eye, if you ever need a job proof-reading let me know, and to answer your question, not everything here on this devotional sight gets proof read, and since I use Dragon Speaking a lot, phonetic goofs are the most common.

 

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