crucifixion of Christ
The truths which are exhibited in a clear and
strong light by the crucifixion of Christ,
1. The infinite evil of sin, which in order to
required such a sacrifice.
2. The holiness and justice of God, which
would not allow sin
to pass without full evidence
of the divine disapprobation, and His
purpose to visit it with deserved punishment.
3. The wisdom of God, in contriving a method
of salvation by
which His own glory would be
promoted in the eternal salvation of
sinners. This wisdom is chiefly manifest in the
incarnation of the Son of God, by which the divine
and human natures
are united in one person.
4. But the most wonderful exhibition of the cross
is the mercy of
God, the love of God to sinners;
such love as never could have been
had it not been manifest by the gift of his own Son!