Why Trust a Cross? Atonement

Don Carson explains the significance of the death of Jesus on the Cross and what it achieved for those who accept it.


We are condemned apart from the cross of Christ.

  1. Paul sets forth the revelation of God’s righteousness in its relation to the Old Testament (Romans 3:21)
  2. Paul sets forth the availability of God’s righteousness to all human being without racial distinction, but on condition of faith (Romans 3:22-23)
  3. Paul sets forth the source of God’s righteousness in the gracious provision of Christ Jesus as the propitiation for our sins (Romans 3:24-25a)
  4. Paul sets forth the demonstration of the righteousness of God through the cross of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:25b-26)


© 2003 Don Carson