Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Most Beautiful Thing I Ever Heard
What could be better than the divine plan of substitutionary atonement? God must punish sin. He could not be God unless He did. It is a necessity of His nature, that He should hate sin with an infinite hatred, and must punish it!
Yet, as He had loved His people with an everlasting love, how could He better show His love to them and His hatred of sin than by giving up His well-beloved Son to die instead of them! This seems to me to be the most beautiful thing I ever heard of and it delights my soul to preach it!
[Charles H. Spurgeon]
2 Corinthians 5:21 ... For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Galatians 3:13 ... Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Romans 5:11 ... And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.❤