Good Friday is a day that Christians around the world remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Although the crucifixion is central to the Christian faith, the title given to the day seems to be a misnomer.  What is good about a gruesome execution?  Paul, the Apostle, answers that question in the Book of Romans.  He writes:

For God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  (Romans 5:8-9, NKJV)

In this passage, Paul explains the meaning of Christ’s crucifixion.  In doing so, he lists two facts about the crucifixion that are good for us – facts that make the event Good Friday.

First, Paul states that the crucifixion is a demonstration of God’s love.  Not only has God said that he loves us, He…

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