Christ Died for Our Sins

1 Corinthians 15:3  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
That is the brief record of the greatest and most wonderful event in God's moral universe. "Christ died for our sins"! The patriot dies for his country; the martyr dies for his faith; the loving and devoted mother would willingly die for her suffering child; and "peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die." Self-sacrifice is common enough, and it is noble, beautiful. But, the self-sacrifice of Christ! Is there anything to compare with it? Comparison is impossible. It has no parallel, and can have none. It is altogether exceptional and unique. Christ died for OUR SINS. Of no one else can that be said in the sense in which it is said of Him. Of no one is it said. Of no other being in the universe could it be said. And it could not have been said of Him if He had not been God as well as man. And now, "Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified."