Why is the death of Jesus Christ significant? The post this morning from “The Blaze,” called, “Does Jesus’ Death Really Matters?” made me ponder upon this very question.
Every year we celebrate Easter–in commemoration of the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, but have we actually thought about the reason why Jesus–the Son of God–had to to experience death?
To answer the question it is imperative that we remember Adam and Eve and their disobedience to God. Our first parents were destined to live with God forever, but when they disobeyed God and ate of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, they received death as a punishment–as well as every human being born from them.
While our God is a loving and merciful God, he is also just and true to his words. God’s holiness and justice demand that sin be punished through death. This is exactly why Jesus Christ had to die. He stood as the entire human race’s atoning sacrifice. The spotless and pure Son of God was the only one qualified to complete and everlasting sacrifice to remove, atone, and make eternal payment for our sin–so he did. Now, we all have a chance at attaining life eternal.
As it says it Romans 5:21, “So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Yes, Christ is risen! Hallelujah!