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all the words penned about the death of Jesus Christ, none have persisted more
regularly than ''Savior.'' Jesus had a purposed redemptive mission, which we've
been properly reminded again and again.
this slights the history many contemporary authors tell us. Several modern writers
deny that Christ died to atone for sin. They claim that He came to show men how
to live a moral life. In contrast to the assumptions of modernity, Christ’s
death wasn't mainly a model to be
followed—it was first and foremost a saving act. It provided real expiation and
propitiation. Christ’s mission flowed from this core determination and it makes
no sense if severed from its atoning purpose.
understand the chief reason for the death of Christ, it starts with the Fall,
sin, and humanity’s alienation from God (Romans 3:23-26). The cross places
great emphasis on human depravity and sin, the limitations of what men can
achieve, and the tragic nature of wayward-religious authority.
Jesus’ ministry, the religious leaders of Israel felt that events were moving
in the wrong direction and that a spiritual catastrophe would befall the Jewish
people if Christ was not stopped. Nonetheless, those who followed the priestly
leaders ultimately fell on the losing side of history. Indeed, a dreadful
descent struck Israel, but it came from rejecting Christ and not following Him.
Within a generation of its official rejection of Christ, as predicted by Him, the
temple, the priesthood, and Sadducean
Judaism were soon after wiped away by terrible judgments. That which arose in the
land of Israel was barrenness, desolation, awfulness, and misshapenness.
died, and life came to individual Christians and the church universal—His
movement would eventually sweep up the whole Roman Empire. Israel, and soon
after Rome, would only be able to look back sadly at their customs, traditions,
and foundations that were eroded. What is required? That which Christ’s death
and resurrection provided: life and a real restoration of hope. The recovery of
Roman and Jewish souls, as well as all men, is the leading necessity: the
salvation that was provided by the work of Christ.
agreed with the priests about the need for atonement as well as a few other things.
However, He transformed Judaism from a work-righteousness religion to a
grace-based kingdom, centered on certain truths about a holy God and sinful
men. In the early part of His ministry, Christ prophesied, ''I will be arrested
and crucified, but I will rise from the grave on the third day.”
kept His promise. He also described His church as a driving force throughout
history, leading to an empire of grace, truth, and peace. He seemed to regard
love's triumph as a historical inevitability. He couldn't look at an advancing
church as anything other than the delightful emanation and extension of His
Bill O’ Reilly, Skeptics, and
O’ Reilly, author of Killing Lincoln
and Killing Kennedy, declared that
Jesus merely started “a philosophy”1 and much of the biblical
narratives are allegorical and symbolic—not in fact real history. He also
suggested that Christians do not worship Jesus Christ but they worship the
“spirit of Jesus.”2 He’s convinced that Christ’s main undertaking
was to teach men how to live properly. I have no doubt that Christ’s moral
teaching is as important as it is profound, yet His primary mission was to die
to set men free. Many other skeptics and liberals have mounted quests for the
historical Jesus and have landed not so far from where O’ Reilly takes his
readers. In the end, the Bible holds, as the skeptics have found nothing. But skeptics
will continue to publish books about their new theories on the life and death
of Christ even though we have an infallible account of Him in the New
Bill O’ Reilly, few disbelieving sleuths believe that Jesus Christ died for the
ungodly (Romans 4:5) and rose from the grave in victory (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
I do. And not only that, I know with full certainty.
Some contend Christ was a good teacher who died because of a tragic set of
accidents. Still a few others say that Christ never existed, thus He never died.
course, theories abound in cases of history where evidence is scarce. But as the
reader will discover, there exists not only deep layers of historical data for
the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, there are also potent logical
reasons why such must be the case.
goal is to lay out the evidence for the truth of the Gospel’s narratives and
demonstrate that theories suggested by skeptics (O’ Reilly, Aslan, Ehrman,
etc.) not only have several faults, but what they pen, especially when it is
inconsistent with the scriptural accounts of Christ, cannot possibly be true. I
His word has been
Scripture reveals the truth
about Christ’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, and resurrection; the
contrary is plainly impossible.
Jesus Christ died. He was crucified. Nevertheless, His illegal execution was
merely the beginning of a comprehensive transformation in history. Since Jesus’
death and resurrection, it often appears that the kingdom of man and the
kingdom of God have traded places. Christ's outlook, however, was a bold and
challenging assurance. The kingdom Jesus launched is the one we still see