INDEED! But here is HOW, He God, NOW desires it to be accomplished:
John.20: 19 t-23
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. **As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." **B]And when he had said this, he breathed ON THEM, and said TO THEM “Receive the Holy Spirit. If YOU forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if YOU retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
- “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” Deu 21:23. To demonstrate that the crucifixion of Jesus is wrong i.e. is not under God’s curse, God raised Jesus from the dead
No friend, NOT “wrong”, rather Divinely Ordained and prophesied by Jesus:
Mt. 20:17-20 “And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day”
There may be other verses which I may not have tied up completely and I seek your help to plug the holes. This topic of God that need to be appeased by the death of his own son has bugged me for years but attending a Christology seminar has helped me see things differently. In my worldview, God the Father is not the main actor in Jesus’s suffering. He permits Evil done even to his Son. And that Evil is from Man. Yes, we were the ones who did it to him. The ones he tried to protect/cover/redeem/save.
Your final statement requires some clarification.
I think it is best to understand that what Christ Did, accomplished as He DESIRED To Do does not include any sort of “covering” As I indicated earlier; each of us will be “Judged” based upon ALL of our life-choices. Heb. 6:10 & Rev. 2:23
What Christ DID accomplish is the “Redemption” of all Created humanity; past, present and future. WHAT THIS MEANS is that Now the gates of heaven were NOW OPENED, having been closed even before they were used, as a [one of the] consequences to the Sins of Adam and Eve.
Christ Passion and Death by itself did not save anyone [the so called Good-thief] being a beneficiary by association and Divine Mercy…… Salvation as is indicated many times in the NT, is to be worked out in our life -times.
1 Peter 1: 17 “Now if you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, “
Matt.19: 17 “And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”
Rom.2: 13 “For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.”
THANKS FOR A GREAT POST!