By John Piper
WHY? an important questions someone can ask are: Why used to be Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he undergo rather a lot? What has this to do with me? eventually, who despatched him to his sdeath? the reply to the final query is that God did. Jesus was once God's Son. The anguish used to be unsurpassed, however the complete message of the Bible results in this solution. The important factor of Jesus' dying isn't the reason, however the meaning-God's that means. that's what this publication is ready. John Piper has accumulated from the recent testomony fifty purposes. no longer fifty explanations, yet fifty purposes-in resolution to crucial query that every folks needs to face: What did God in attaining for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
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In his suffering and death “we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). We have seen enough to capture us for his cause. But the best is yet to come. He died to secure this for us. That is the love of Christ. 31 7 Why Jesus Came to Die: To Cancel the Legal Demands of the Law Against Us And you, who were dead in your trespasses . . God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7). ” There is no leaven—no evil. We are perfected. ” We have been made unleavened in Christ. So we should now become unleavened in practice. In other words, we should become what we are. The basis of all this? ” The suffering of Christ secures our perfection so firmly that it is already now a reality. Therefore, we fight against our sin not simply to become perfect, but because we are. The death of Jesus is the key to battling our imperfections on the firm foundation of our perfection.
For example, salvation is not good news if it only saves from hell and not for God. Forgiveness is not good news if it only gives relief from guilt and doesn’t open the way to God. Justification is not good news if it only makes us legally acceptable to God but doesn’t bring fellowship with God. Redemption is not good news if it only liberates us from bondage but doesn’t bring us to God. Adoption is not good news if it only puts us in the Father’s family but not in his arms. This is crucial. Many people seem to embrace the good news without embracing God.