Why was The Lord Jesus Christ… Crucified? What is The Gospel?
The Gospel is the best news one could hear… At the same time, news that would be rejected… or even worst taken lightly and become lukewarm… to be mocked, to made fun of, to make it look like it is not fitting in this “new age”… How I long to see such great Revival in the eyes of man to have that glimmer of unquenched flame for Jesus Christ our Lord. That indeed… would spark a movement and an impact to shake religious foundations, again… and again… and again.
I would love to say just this. The song service won’t save your soul… Banners being waved to and fro won’t bring you to heaven… Even owning a Bible won’t make you a Christian that will be with The Lord Jesus Christ at the end of your days… It is The Works that has been done on the cross… The blood that was shed… has appeased God’s Just Character...
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
The Book of Romans, Chapter 3, Verses 31-36
Paul, the Apostle
What preceded after the burial… the Power of God raised The Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and is placed on the Right Hand of Him in the heavenly places. A profound victory that would indeed change the very history of mankind… People that would spread the Good News being witness of the cross, the resurrection and the ascension of The Lord towards Heaven… Knowing that He will come back again…
The Gospel needs to be
preached and it needs to be known.
If NOT… people would not know
why exactly Jesus died for…
Jesus Christ, our Lord… died for our sins, our wickedness and our evil state. Before we would even believe in Him as Lord and Saviour, we were in a state where we are going straight to hell… we were sinners to begin with… It is because of Him, Jesus… we are being justified freely. Without Jesus, there would be no other way to God. For it is written;
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The Book of John, Chapter 14, Verse 6
The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself
And thinking of that, one must understand that God is Just… He is a Just God Who has created hell for the Devil and his fallen angels… because of the sins that was committed. Yes… God is Just that indeed
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Romans, Chapter 6, Verses 23
Paul, the Apostle
The wages of sin is death, and there wouldn’t be a substitute that would appease God’s Justice if indeed the wages of sin = death.
That the punishment of sin is = death
In other words. Hell.
Praise God, and Glory to God… that Jesus Christ, our Lord Jesus Christ was a Person… Who never knew sin… Never sinned… the spotless lamb… innocent of the charges of the Pharisees… the accusations he was given… the crown of thorns… the mocking of the roman soldiers… the betrayal of Judas… the denials of His own disciples… left alone… the carrying of the Cross… the Scourging… Everything that happened, before the crucifixion and during the crucifixion… at the end of it He said
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. …
The Book of Luke, Chapter 23, Verses 34
The Words of Jesus
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
The Book of John, Chapter 19, Verse 30
Jesus… a person Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus
That God became both Just… and the Justifier of those who believes in Jesus. That through Christ Jesus our Lord, Redeemer, Healer… SAVIOUR…
The wages of sin would be fully paid for…
A free gift…
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
The Lord Jesus Christ