Imagine if everyone who said that they loved Jesus actually did. If everyone who called themselves a Christian put in effort to grow their communities, ignored their selfish wants, and strived to honor Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross we would live in a world that was beautiful.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many who call themselves Christians do not even know the real reasons that Jesus died on the cross for us. If really pressed for a logical argument for the atoning death of Christ, most Christians won’t have a good answer. Because of the lack of clarity regarding Jesus’ death, deceitful doctrines have crept into our churches. The Scriptures have been twisted into cultural clichés and false teachings about why Christ died, and what was accomplished by his death.
Jesus died to make the Kingdom of God available to His children again. Jesus died to save the world from sin. Here are six things Christians can be certain Jesus did not go to the cross for.