Christ’s death on a cross almost two thousand years ago was unique in all of history. The Bible describes it this way, “Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
First, Christ died “for sins.” Christ paid the penalty due to others for their sins against God. No one else in all of history has ever done this.
Second, Christ was absolutely “just.” He was totally without sin. He was “tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). He was “holy, innocent, undefiled” (Hebrews 7:26). Christ was in no way deserving of death.
Third, Christ stood in the place of “the unjust.” No one else is able to say they are without sin. “There is no distinction; for all have sinned” (Romans 3:22-23). Christ stood in the place of sinners. He died, “the just for the unjust.” No one else has ever done this.
Fourth, Christ suffered and died “in order that He might bring us to God.” Christ takes by the hand those for whom He died and brings them into the very presence of God. No one else is able to do this.
Will Christ do the same for you? Yes, He will, if you believe in and trust His unique death.
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