Was The Purpose Of Jesus’ Death His Resurrection?

A gospel preacher recently wrote these three statements on Facebook:

  • What is the purpose of Jesus’s birth? His death.
  • What is the purpose of His death? His resurrection.
  • What is the purpose of his resurrection? Our salvation

It is very needed to emphasize the importance of Jesus’ resurrection, but to do so at the expense of Jesus’ death is a drastic mistake.

The very purpose of Jesus’ death was “our salvation” from sin. That is the central point of the gospel:

  • I Cor 15:3 … how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures
  • Matt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
  • Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came … to give his life a ransom for many.
  • Rom 5:8-9 … while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood …
  • Rev 1:5b Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood

Let’s don’t get so cute with our presentations that we de-emphasize the most important event in the history of mankind, the very heart of the gospel message.


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