Notable Quotable: “Christ’s Supreme Achievement on the Cross Is That He Placated the Wrath of God” – R.C. Sproul

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“Therefore, Christ’s supreme achievement on the cross is that He placated the wrath of God, which would burn against us were we not covered by the sacrifice of Christ. So if somebody argues against placation or the idea of Christ satisfying the wrath of God, be alert, because the gospel is at stake. This is about the essence of salvation—that as people who are covered by the atonement, we are redeemed from the supreme danger to which any person is exposed. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of a holy God Who’s wrathful. But there is no wrath for those whose sins have been paid. That is what salvation is all about.”

(R.C. Sproul, “Expiation and Propitiation: Two Important Words This Good Friday” , Ligonier Ministries)

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