Scandalous

Evangelical Christians have often been criticised for their over-the-top view on sin. But in reality, it is not necessarily the promotion of the importance of sin (though it is a fundamental of the Christian faith) that evangelicals intend to emphasise, but the forgiveness of sin, which is at the heart of the Christian gospel.

And it seems fitting that on this Easter weekend, that Christ’s resurrection is key in this most wonderful truth.

It’s scandalous, absolutely scandalous that an unholy person can be put right with God. But that is the wonder of grace. The Bible clearly teaches that the resurrection of Christ from the dead proves the forgiveness of sin.

(See 1 Corinthians 15:12-16 and Romans 4:25)

Sinful humanity put Jesus on the cross, subjecting him to an excruciating physical death and an even more horrific spiritual death as he drank the full cup of God’s wrath which we deserve. But he conquered death, and didn’t come after those who killed him for revenge but rather pours out his forgiveness freely to those who recognise their sin and submit to Him as Lord and Saviour.

There is no greater love than this! Thank you Jesus for loving a wretch like me!

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