Why Did Christ Die?

Learning From God's Word

In the death of Jesus Christ, we see both the holiness and the love of God.

God hates sin. God loves sinners. Both are true – not one without the other but both together.

Why did Christ die? – so that sin might be punished, so that sinners might be saved.

God hates sin. The Bible tells us that God is so perfectly holy that he cannot look upon sin (Habakkuk 1:13). Christ died so that sin might be punished.

God loves sinners. The Bible makes this perfectly clear – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Why did Christ die? – “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17). 

When we look…

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