The Crucifixion: Jesus our Substitute

Friends,

Here’s a closing thought for the day.

“In all those passages in which one person is said to die for another. . .or in which the reference is to sacrifice, the idea of substitution is clearly expressed. The argument does not rest on the force of the preposition, but on the nature of the case. The only way in which the death of the victim benefited the offerer, was by substitution. When, therefore, Christ is said to die as a sacrifice for us, the meaning is, he died in our stead. His death is taken in the place of ours so as to save us from death.”–(C Hodge, commenting on 2 Corinthians 5:14, as quoted by Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, 63; 3rd ed)

Soli Deo Gloria!

jerry

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