God's Wrath Spent

God put (Christ) forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. The was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. - Romans 3:23, ESV

"(Propitiation) refers to the removal of God's wrath by providing a substitute. The substitute is provided by God himself. The substitute, Jesus Christ, does not just cancel the wrath; he absorbs it and diverts it from us to himself. God's wrath is just, and it was spent, not withdrawn." - John Piper, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die


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