"For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."                                                                                                                                  Romans 5:6-8, NKJV

There are so many people who reject the gospel out of hand, without giving it any consideration, whatsoever. Most will do so, stating, "Well, I don't see how millions of people can place their faith in one man's death as the remedy for their sin." The problem is that such people do not understand: 1.) who Jesus is and 2.) How just, powerful and loving God is. First of all, people who say they don't understand how millions can place their faith in, "one man's death," don't realize that Jesus isn't any ordinary man.

Jesus is none other than the very Son of God, come down in human flesh and blood, for the very purpose of dying and shedding His blood as the atonement for humanity's sin. In John 6:38-40, Jesus said: "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." Secondly, those who don't see how millions can be saved by placing their faith in Jesus' death, do not understand who God is, because they do not understand His justice, power and love.

Romans 3:21-26 says: "But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is reveled, being witnessed by the Law and Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus."

God has proven Himself to be just, because the sins of all time have been recompensed in Jesus' death on the cross. All sin has consequences and when Jesus died on the cross, the Sinless Son of God suffered the ultimate consequences for all of the sins of humanity. 1 Peter 3:18 says: "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit." Jesus' death on the cross satisfied God's justice, because His demand for righteousness was met, when Jesus Christ (the just one), died the death that all of us (the unjust) deserved. Furthermore, God's power was demonstrated when Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after He was crucified.

Finally, God's love was most clearly demonstrated when Jesus died on the cross, as it says in Romans 5:8. This is why John 3:16 can boldly proclaim: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Happy Resurrection Day on April 21st, Brother Dan