Interesting point with your Scripture quote.
I remember Cross theology from my Lutheran days in the ELCA.
I’m remembering the Last Supper Discourse in the Gospel of John. You’re making me think, Johan. Thank you.
I’m thinking of the verse: “ This is My… given up for you. “
What if I put it to you this way, brother?
Jesus offered up Himself as a sacrifice. What if this sacrifice simply opened up a door into Heaven, making salvation possible for all those who persevered in working out their salvation on Earth, fighting the good fight of faith? Upon which Our Lord says to the soul who did the Father’s Will on Earth: “ Enter, good and faithful servant. “
Does this make any sense to you, brother Johan?