New City Catechism Question 24
Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? (emboldened is the Children’s answer)<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46888838″>NCC Q24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/gospelcoalition”>The Gospel Coalition</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.