The Importance of Crucifixion and Resurrection to Christians

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The Importance of Crucifixion and Resurrection to Christians

Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross was no ordinary

death. They explain the importance of his death by comparing it to a

sacrifice. Jews sacrificed animals to God as a sign that they were

sorry for their sins, and they received forgiveness in return. You

could say that their sins were taken and put on the animal. In the

same way Jesus was a sacrifice, only his death did not just take away

the sins of a few people but the sins of the whole world. This means

that Jesus was punished for all the things that people have done wrong

so that they could receive forgiveness from God, we must all be

eternally grateful for this. We are now put right with God by the

sacrificial death of his son and we are now saved from God's anger!!

We must also remember that God so loved the world that he gave his

only begotten son and we must again be eternally grateful!

Jesus died:

1.To save humans from the consequences of sin.

2.Because no-one else was willing or capable of paying the price for

the sin of the whole world.

3.To restore humans to a right relationship with God.

By Jesus' death on the cross God defeated all the powers of evil.

''And on that cross Christ freed himself from the power of the

spiritual rulers and authorities; he made a public spectacle of them

by leading them as captives in his victory procession.''

Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. In the same

manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins

of many. He appeared a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save

those who are waiting for him.

The resurrection is a public testimony of Christ's release from his

undertaking as surety, and an evidence of the father's acceptance of

his work of redemption. It is a victory over death and the grave for

all his followers.
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