Jesus Christ at the cross

How Can the Death of the One Jesus Christ be Redemption for All?

Jesus Christ at the cross

How can the death of the one Jesus Christ be redemption for all?

Why the crucifixion of Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago has relevance and important impact in our lives today?

These are just two of the many questions surrounding the mystery of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

Perhaps these questions might have crossed your mind and maybe the annual Good Friday celebration awakens and intensifies your wonderment.

As believers and followers of Christ, we can’t help but grapple with these two questions because we need to make sense of the crucifixion event.

Christians must not avoid dealing with these questions and easily attribute our Good Friday beliefs and practices as traditions that church leaders and parents handed-down to us.

We can also play it safe and say “the Bible tells me so” and just believe without questioning or searching for answers.

However, we are now living in an era where everything, both abstract and concrete, is examined, tried, or scrutinized. It is important that we address these questions so to strengthen our faith and most of all, provide firm faith foundation to the next generation of believers.

When our daughter started attending nursery classes at four years old, she would express her anxiety and nervousness. We would assure her that Jesus Christ is with you. She would say, “But I can’t see him”.

What made our child gain confidence was our assurance that we’re just a call away and we would be there to meet her when the class is over. Well, we can smile at the child’s honest retort but it made me think of how to make Jesus real for our child.

I’m sure that there are many Christians who are seeking answers for their faith questions. Our failure to discuss even the most innocent questions of faith would surely result to unbelief.

With the modern world offering varied answers to questions of life and faith, it’s not a wonder why many in our society today treat Jesus Christ as mere myth. So please tell me…

How can the death of the one Jesus Christ be redemption for all?

Why the crucifixion of Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago has relevance and important impact in our lives today?


PHOTO CREDIT: Toon Yong Meng Steven

8 thoughts on “How Can the Death of the One Jesus Christ be Redemption for All?

  1. Terrence says:

    Our sins separates us from God. God is Holy and hence everything he created is good. Anything that is not good cannot exist in His creation. But God is so loving that he provided for sacrificial blood to cover our sins. This happened in the Garden of Eden, when they were clothed in animal skin. Sacrifice continued to be the way to redeem sins throughout the history of mankind.

    The sin that caused the fall of all mankind is the sin of unbelief. It is in not having complete faith that God has given us every good thing, and that the command not to eat from the tree of knowledge was also good. The sin is the belief that we can make superior choices.

    Jesus came as the sacrificial lamb to cover our sins. But more than that, he showed us the way to the Father, in that by His Grace, he empowers us to once again have complete faith in Him, by dying to ourselves, losing our belief that we can make superior choices, and being reborn in Christ Jesus, restoring complete faith in His goodness and allow His laws and commandments to be the guide for all our choices.

    This continues to be relevant now, since we are still plagued by the sin of unbelief. We must hence follow in the footsteps of Jesus, to die to ourselves, and be reborn into a new life of complete faith in the goodness of God. His death on the cross tells us of what we can do, that we can, as He did, die on the cross for our faith in Him, because Jesus lived and died as a man. He said that in the last days, we will do greater things than He.

  2. Jones says:

    The relevance of the crucifixion was that He was made flesh,a human flesh that can feel the pain of crucifixion just like an ordinary man.During the time of that Roman Empire a penalty of death by crucifixion was just a normal duty of the centurion incharge.But what was important was the resurrection that gave assurance of salvation and the meaning of life, a life worth living because He lives.

  3. Cyrus says:

    The crucifixion of Christ is galvanized in religion and history. It is the most enduring image that makes believers stay to follow what religions are promoting it in the first place.

    Because of biblical details of the righteousness of Christ`the Son of God’ (which was declared and spread to the world by the apostles and latter day ministers), it is in human conviction, a rightful belief that the death of the One Jesus Christ is essential to the spiritual concept of redemption.

  4. Felix says:

    A blessed Resurrection! Every year we commemorate the triumph of life and the precious sacrifice of Christ, that ultimate proves that through the life exhibited by Christ we have received the greatest assurance in life.

    in all of human life and in every generation, Death is the ultimate question that has not been answered. Thank God for the coming and manifestation of Jesus Christ in human form, that through Hm we have an advocate to the Creator God. Jesus Christ came in human flesh and lived amongst us, not only to understand our ordeal, but to reassure us, that while we may experience death which is the last enemy to conquer, we have a great assurance that we will have eternal life (John 3:16).

    Through the Death of Jesus Christ, “all who believe in Him” have already received the gift of life and the assurance of Glory. As the songwriter Bill Gaither puts it in these words…”because He lives, i can face tomorrow, because He lives, all fear is gone, because i know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives.”

  5. Melvin says:

    The relevance of the crucifixion of Jesus is understandable if it is connected to His resurrection. Both the crucifixion and resurrection events confront some basic issues in life, like fear of life or death. It is in these realities that resurrection gives us meaning and hope. In the crucifixion of Jesus we see that suffering has still a purpose and meaning. But its relevance makes sense if personal faith in God is present. For me these are just some of the existential issues that the historical event of crucifixion can confront in our lives.

  6. Robert says:

    Awesome questions and the answer is that sometimes, once is enough. Only one time will there be someone who is the first to step on to the surface of the moon. Only once did my wife and I need to stand up and commit our lives to each other.

    Only once were each of our children born into this world and into our families. Only once did a person have to finally put the laws of physics and flight together to lift an airplane of the earth to allow others to gain the benefit universally. After much experimentation, Thomas Edison found the right filament, but only once did he ignite the incandescent bulb that then allowed him to light the whole world.

    You see Christ was the only begotten Son of God who was born once, lived once, taught once and died and was resurrected once, in order to bring us to God. 1 Peter 3:18 says “Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God.” The Bible is clear that “once” is enough “for all who believe”.

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