Apostles' Creed: The Cross and Christ


The deadlock between humanity and God must be broken, and is, through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God presents himself (in the person of Christ) to be the substitute sacrifice for humanity's sin. In an astonishing act of love, he bears the just consequences of our rebellion, suffered alienation from his Father, and in rising again opened the door to eternal and abundant life for all who trust in him. The cross means we can love our enemies as we have been loved (and died for); live for God in a self-sacrificial way, and as forgiven people stand for him and his claims in this world, which is his.