113 – Death of Christ


DEATH OF CHRIST

§113. The death of Christ, the God-man, 1 an ignominious death on the cross, 2 was not a termination of His natural life in the course of nature, 3 but a violent, 4 though on His part voluntary, 5 separation of body and soul, 6 without, however, any cessation or suspension of the personal union of God and man in Christ, His body and soul remaining personally united with the divine nature of the Son of God. 7


1. The death of Christ, the God-man

  Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

  Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.


2.an ignominious death on the cross

  Matthew 27:33–35 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, they gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots.

  Mark 15:20–21 And when they had mocked Him, they took off the purple from Him, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.

  Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

  John 19:17–19 And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, on either side one and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews.

  Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

  Luke 22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, And He was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning Me have an end.


3. was not a termination of His natural life in the course of nature

  Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

  John 10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.


4. but a violent

  Luke 18:33 And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He shall rise again.

  Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead.

  Isaiah 53:8–9 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken. And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.


5. though on His part voluntary

  John 10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father.

  Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.


6.separation of body and soul

  Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost.


7.without, however, any cessation or suspension of the personal union of God and man in Christ, His body and soul remaining personally united with the divine nature of the Son of God

  Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

  Acts 2:26, 31 Therefore did My heart rejoice, and My tongue was glad; moreover also My flesh shall rest in hope. (31) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither His flesh did see corruption.