This Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. Hebrews 10:12

The cross of Christ appears unimportant to many cultures today mainly because of the time of its occurrence: “How could the death of a Jewish carpenter on a Roman cross two thousand years ago affect my life today?” This reasoning confuses the significance of the Cross.

When Christ died is not the central issue. In God’s timing He was crucified about A.D. 30, but He could have died in 100 B.C. or in 1943—had the Father so purposed. How Christ died is not the essential meaning either. He died on a cross, but had God desired, His Son could have died another way.

It is who was executed on the cross that is significant. Only God Himself was qualified to be our substitute on Calvary. The Cross is relevant for every man, woman, and child in every age because there the eternal God died on our behalf so that we might receive His gift of everlasting life.

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