Selwyn makes the good point that Jesus’ death was not only violent and official but that it was also certified by the Romans: (John 19:33) ‘But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.’
He askes the question: ‘Can you see the implication of our Lord having a certified death? It means that His resurrection was undeniable.’ It understandable why a number of people go to great lengths to deny Jesus’ death on the cross. For example, if they claim to have found His bones – it then negates the resurrection. We know that Jesus’ sacrificeÂ fully met God’s requirements because of HisÂ resurrection; that is, a perfect sacrifice on the cross resulted in the full penalty being paid and allÂ can beÂ free from the bondage of sin. Jesus’ resurrection proves that He successfully completed the work set for Him to do. The one sure way, to do the work of the antichrist, is to deny both the death (on the cross) and resurrection of Jesus. Do you agree?
The conclusion of this study sums up well what Selwyn has been writing about over the last two months: ” … the place where God received the worst possible treatment from us is the place where we see the full extent of His love.
What, then, is our conclusion? This, the cross is the place where Jesus’ cries answer our cry. We cry, ‘What must I do to be saved?’ He cries, ‘Simply believe in Me. I have done all that is necessary. There’s nothing else to do. It is finished.”
Have you any final thoughts on this particular study?