Sometimes we forget what the cross was made of.
From a tree.
At the begining of Genesis we remember another tree.
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from **the tree **about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
Adam disobeyed God’s command to not eat from the tree. The first sin. We call Original Sin.This sin is called original because it comes down to us through our origin, or descent, from Adam.
**Romans 5:12 **
Therefore as through one man sin entered into the world and through sin death, and thus death has passed unto all men because all have sinned.
The chief punishments of Adam which we inherit through original sin are: death, suffering, ignorance, and a strong inclination to sin.
**Wisdom 2:24 **
But, by the envy of the devil, death came into the world.
**Genesis 3:19 **
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken; for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.
Because of Adam’s sin heaven’s doors were closed to us.God the Father promised us someone who would redeem us.
I will put enmities between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed; he shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait his heel.
Jesus the Christ bore all the sins of the world and sacrificed His life for us. He redeemed us.And God opened the doors to heaven for us.
1 Peter 2:24
24and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us–for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”–
1 Corinthians 15:3
3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
It had been written in the Old Testament that …
22"If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Well Jesus was carrying all our sins on His body.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
39"We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross.
Through a tree came death, Adam’s sin. And through a tree came life, Jesus’ crucifixion.
We were saved through His crucifixion not through His resurrection. As Catholics we remind ourselves by hanging a crucifix in our homes and churches to remind us how much God loves us.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
MESSIANIC PROPHECIES FULFILLED BY JESUS CHRIST