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remembering Tim Keller: 1950-2023

“The Gospel is that Jesus Christ came to earth, lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died.”-Tim Keller As a pastor, few people have influenced my thought and ministry more than Tim Keller. He passed away today from pancreatic cancer at […]

Couldn’t God just forgive us? Why was the cross necessary?


A person might look at the crucifixion, look at what the Lord did on the cross, and wonder “Why was that the only way? Why was that necessary? Couldn’t God simply forgive us?”
This is an idea I’ve heard from Tim Keller before, and it’s an important idea on having a theology of forgiveness.