This is the first article in a trilogy on the topic of Christ's death, based on the text of 1 Peter 3:18. Death came through sin, but Christ's death atoned for our sins. This truth has secured our salvation.
This is the final article in a trilogy on the topic of Christ's death, based on the text of 1 Peter 3:18. The death and resurrection of Christ is an answer to the sacrificial pattern of the Old Testament. Through Christ's death, sinners are reconciled with God.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that "Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried". By pointing to Pontius Pilate we are given the historical certainty of Christ's death.
This article shows that living a "cross-shaped life" is living with an understanding that following Jesus means death and self-denial, as well as joy. A Christian is someone who lives with the experience of all three of these things.
The picture of the Christian life painted by the New Testament is rooted in union with Christ. The believer is united to Christ by sharing in His death and resurrection. Christian ethics should be shaped by this understanding of the Christian life.