The Greatest Victory in All of History
Why did Jesus die? You might have your favorite answer or verse.
He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
We live by and for Christ and him crucified. But have you ever thought about reasons he didn’t die? What are really bad answers to the question? The truth is there are answers — lots of them — that sadly and subtly undermine what Christ came to do.
If we want to preserve the precious truths and realities of the cross, we have to identify its enemies, especially those that claim to understand it better than the Bible. With beauty and clarity, John Stott has portrayed and defended the one, true gospel against dangerous compromises. In The Cross of Christ, he writes,
It is the…