Why was Jesus Crucified? Chuck Swindoll puts it this way, "By shedding His blood on the cross
, Jesus took the punishment we deserve and offered us His righteousness. When we trust Christ for our salvation
, essentially we are making a trade. By faith, we trade our sin and its accompanying death penalty for His righteousness and life.
In theological terms, this is called "substitutionary atonement." Christ died on the cross as our substitute. Without Him, we would suffer the death penalty for our own sins....
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