Scripture Reading: Acts 2:23, 36, 37; I Corinthians 15:1-4
The men of Israel were dearly in the wrong. Peter charged them with the very murder of Christ. "Ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain" (Acts 2:23b). Even in their unbelief, these evil men fell under conviction when they heard "that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:36b).
Imagine their predicament: the One they had murdered was come back to life and was not at all pleased with them. They responded much like anyone would, by crying out, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37b). Peter immediately told them to repent, for to them at the moment, the cross was "bad news." Even though the crucifixion was in the plan of God (verse 23a), those who carried it out were still guilty of a terrible crime.
But unto Paul was revealed an astounding truth: the cross which was bad news to the perpetrators is actually "good news" to all sinners! "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel (good news) which I preached unto you ... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he arose again the third day according to the scriptures" I Corinthinians 15:1,3 &4).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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