I’m WORTHY of Christ’s Crucifixion? Really?

On this Good Friday I’m seeing social media posts and memes telling us that Christ died on the Cross because he saw something in me/us that was WORTH his death.  I.E You were worth dying for, Love, Jesus.

Seems like that’s always been a theme when discussing the Crucifixion of Christ – that Christ saw something in  me WORTH giving his life for.  Really?

A. The Bible describes me as a lost, rebellious, blind, dead sinner who had no use for God whatsoever – actually describing me as an enemy of God.  Scripture tells me that I was under the judgment, condemnation, and wrath of almighty God and that God had every intention of meting out that wrath on me.  The Bible (in a spiritual sense) does not describe me of being WORTHY of anything but the wrath of God.

B. To say that I am in any sense worthy, or possess in myself any trait that God would deem redeemable so as to place his Son on the Cross for me indicates that there is something good in me.  If that is so, then my salvation becomes based on MY works and my innate goodness…not his grace and mercy.

While this sounds like a trite matter…it isn’t.  It is the core of the Gospel.  It is the difference between Law and grace, works and faith, performance and forgiveness, Old Testament and New Testament.

It is just hard for human beings to accept what Scripture says about us and believe that there is absolutely no good in us.  It is difficult for us to lay down our pride.

Romans 5:6 states, You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  We are described as powerless and ungodly (not worth anything in anyway) yet Christ died for us.  THAT is what should make the Crucifixion overwhelming to us – that Christ willingly died for UNWORTHY sinners.

Let’s get our conversation biblically correct about these matters.

Even preachers.

~ by jackpickel on April 19, 2019.

One Response to “I’m WORTHY of Christ’s Crucifixion? Really?”

  1. True brother, Preach! Jesus said as much… “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good – except God alone.”
    Mark 10:18 NIV

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