It is Finished!
"I have finished the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4)
Never build your case for forgiveness on the idea that God is our Father and He will forgive us because He loves us. That contradicts the revealed truth of God in Jesus Christ. It makes the Cross unnecessary, and the redemption “much ado about nothing.” God forgives sin only because of the death of Christ. God could forgive people in no other way than by the death of His Son, and Jesus is exalted as Savior because of His death. “We see Jesus…for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor…” (Hebrews 2:9). The greatest note of triumph ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ — “It is finished!” (John 19:30). That is the final word in the redemption of humankind. . . Jesus Christ hates the sin in people, and Calvary is the measure of His hatred. (read more) (purchase)
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