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Monday, February 14, 2011

Only God Can Do That

Christ’s death and the meaning associated with His death are inseparable.
Christ’s death removed the penalty for the sins of those who place their faith in Jesus. Jesus made Himself our sin and took upon Himself the penalty of our sin.

The word for that is Propitiation:
“He Himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.” 1st John 2:2;

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1st John 4:10

Jesus’ death meant that He absorbed the complete wrath of God. Why would He do that? Because only God can absorb the wrath of God without being destroyed.

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