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Was it truly finished?

May 30, 2014

I think 1 John 3:6 is out of context. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and love Him truly, but I am still capable of sinning. Even as a Christian, I still have free will. I have only to ask His forgiveness, and I’ll be forgiven. I read through the beginning of 1 John, but it doesn’t seem to make sense today.

Chris Martin Writes

My favorite quote of all time comes from Jesus as He was hanging on the Cross. “It is finished.”

He didn’t choose an easy way to conquer sin and death. He spent nine months inside of Mary, just as all of us spent that same amount of time hanging out inside our own mother’s womb. He endured a normal human birth, just as we all did. He dealt with the same things we did as children. He learned how to work, play, and live a human life.

We’re talking about God’s Son. The Creator of, well, everything. A King with a royal lineage. I truly believe at any moment, Jesus could have said “Okay, Dad. Let’s skip past all of this birth, childhood, and learning how to be a carpenter stuff, and get straight to my ministry. The people need their Savior. Let’s just make this quick and get it…

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