Bought by the Blood

January 7, 2010

Why Christ Died on The Cross

Christ did not come to bring religious devotion or spiritual discipline or even an ethical code (though a life of devotion and moral beauty will come as fruits of knowing him).  Rather, he came to substitute his moral perfection for our moral failures and to bear our deserved penalty by his death on our behalf.  Life, godliness, spirituality, and goodness come to us only as we hold out to him the empty hands of faith and as we begin to love him in response to his love for us. Any other message should be an abomination to us, for it is a different gospel.

-Jerram Barrs in Learning Evangelism From Jesus

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