Who died on the Cross?

Oberland's picture

Hi all,

At our mid week bible study the Pastor said that God (as in the second person of the Trinity) died on the Cross. Instinctively I believed that to be wrong, and so I checked it out, first from the Word and then from trusted sources, I ended up with R.C.Sproul saying that it was impossible for God (the second person of the Trinity) to die, and John Macarthur said that God did die on the cross.I'm hoping that someone could shed some light on the subject.

Thank you


alegator21's picture

RC Sproul Commentary

Maybe you are referring to this:

The Bible speaks of two ways in which people die. There are those who die in faith and, because of that faith, are linked to the atoning work of Christ and receive the benefits of His atoning work, including entrance into His kingdom. The other way that the Bible speaks of dying is dying in sin. (http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/renewing-your-mind/read/articles/justification-by-death-12076.html)

Jesus died on the cross to his incarnate body and to sin.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast