Thought: What would have happened if Christ had never died and became the propitiation for our sins?
Greater thought: What would have happened if Christ did not raise from that death?
These are the thoughts in my mind today. I began to wonder where I would be if I never knew Christ, then I thought of where the world would be if Jesus never came! I was saddened at the thought.
If Christ never came down from His glorious throne in heaven, and lived as a humble servant, never sinning, we would be lost without hope. If He would have never willingly died a brutal death, fit only for a criminal, in our place because of our sin and rebellion against God, we would have no life. If Christ would have not become the sacrifice for our filthy and unforgivable sin, we would be consumed in it until we died.
But, He did. He did come to this earth from on High and He did live a perfect, sinless life, only to be killed on our behalf! We can be forgiven because of His death and God's grace! Our sins are washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ!
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
And what if He had just died and stayed dead? If that were the case, we would still be dead in our sins. If He would have just died, He would be like every other false prophet who lived for other's, like Buddha, and Muhammad. If He would have just died, we would not have the hope of being alive in Him.
But, He did raise from the dead on that wondrous third day, by the power of the Almighty King of Kings! Oh what hope we have in Christ! He is ALIVE and therefore, we are alive in Him!
"Now if we died in Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God."
-- Romans 6:8-10
OH WHAT A GLORIOUS HOPE WE HAVE IN CHRIST! :)
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