“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.” (1 Peter 3:18)

The Bible clearly teaches that all people are sinners and, therefore, fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). As sinners, we are under the penalty of death (Rom. 6:23); both physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God. We can have no relationship with a holy God unless the penalty for our sins is paid in full. This is what Christ has done for us. The Just One, the sinless Son of God, suffered once on the cross of Calvary for us, the unjust. He was put to death in the flesh for our sins, and, after three days in the grave, was raised again by the Spirit. He did all this for one reason—that He might bring us to God.

Through His death for our sins and His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3-4), Jesus Christ provided the one way for all people to be brought into a relationship with God (John 14:6). But, the choice is up to us, whether to reject God’s offer of salvation or to receive it by faith (Eph. 2:8-9). What will your choice be?