Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
- Mark 1:14-15

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Gospel Truth About Easter

There is a lot of sincere but misguided teaching that goes on this time of year so I wanted to share what the historical gospel teaches. We are NOT saved because of what men did to Christ Jesus, but we ARE saved by what God the Father did to Him. It is heresy when people preach that Jesus paid the price for our sins by what He suffered at the hands of man. Those things that men did to Christ were very bad, but they did not pay for our sins.

Look at what Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemene that caused Him to sweat drops of blood: "He fell on His face and prayed, saying, 'My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.'”
Matthew 26:39

What was this cup Jesus was referring to? It is the cup of God's wrath that is referred to in Psalm 75:8,“For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and He pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.”

Jesus wasn't afraid of men, He was afraid of the cup containing the furious wrath of God the Father. The punishment for one man’s sins is an eternity in hell. Jesus took this punishment for every believer who ever lived on the cross. He drank the cup of God's wrath that we deserve to drink and paid the price for sin.

God's Amazing GRACE:


Have a blessed Easter!