Scripture: Matthew 27:26
You can't be good enough, you can't pay enough to bypass the cross. No one can experience the grace of God and no one can have the forgiveness of God if they bypass the cross. The cross is the hinge upon which the door of salvation swings and is why the only place you can connect with God is at the Cross of Jesus Christ where His grace took our place.
"I'm amazed at how many committed followers of Christ have never really considered the question of why Jesus died. Death did not end the work of Christ. Death was the work of Christ." --Dr. Merritt
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