Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sin Must Be Punished
Any view of the cross and of the death of Christ which does not bring "the blood" to the very centre and make it an absolute necessity is a misrepresentation of the cross. Christ is our Sin-bearer. He died on Calvary's hill for our sins, to receive the punishment of our sins. The just and holy God had to punish sin, and He punished it there. A preaching of the cross which does not mention the righteousness and the justice of God, and the absolute necessity of punishment, is a complete misrepresentation of the doctrine of the death of Christ.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2, p.262