Our 19th session focused mainly on one article entitled, “Why did Jesus Have to Die?” But before we discussed this topic, some clarifications were made and additional information were shared about the previous session’s topic on the Arian controversy.
Christ died so that we might live. Part of his ministry was that he was “born to die” and at first, his disciples could not understand and accept that fact. But after his resurrection and ascension they did. He became sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21). “He became something he was not, so that we might become something we were not.”
The “seven images of salvation” mentioned at the end of the article was helpful in broadening our understanding of what salvation is all about. It showed that in Scripture, salvation is described in many ways through metaphors, analogies and other ways of illustrating what it is all about.
Questions and comments were generated and a lively discussion ensued that evening. It was fun.
Here’s the video: