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God's Justice & The Cross Of Christ
God's Justice Demands Punishment Of Sin:
The Cross Demonstrates God's Mercy To
The Cross of Christ demonstrates God's justice in punishing sin as well as his grace and mercy to sinners.
• God's holiness and hatred of sin demands the punishment of sin by death
• God's loverequired the death of The Lamb of God " who takes away the sins of the world"
Christ's Death On The Cross In Our Place
2 CORINTHIANS 5:21
God caused Christ to become
sin on our behalf so that by identifying with his death we might be put right with God.
Christ on the Cross:
Painting by Eugene Delacroix 1845
1 PETER 2:19-24
Although Jesus had committed no sin, he did not attempt to vindicate himself or return the insults he received. Instead he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.
The Cross As God's Answer To Evil
Jesus' death on the Cross is God's answer to the problem of evil and suffering in the world. Christ's death and resurrection have defeated all the powers of hell and bought forgiveness of sin and eternal life to all who put their trust in Jesus' blood to make them righteous in the eyes of a holy God who hates sin but loves sinners.
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