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


SeraphimsCherub's picture

Christ Jesus is both

Christ Jesus is both fully GOD & at the same time Fully Man! When Jesus the Manside of Him was dieing! He said "Father into Your Hands I commend My Spirit":
Luke 23:46 (KJV) And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

The Spirit of GOD The Father & Christ Jesus is OmniPresent! So when His Physical Body as a Man died on the Cross, He Was,and Still Is The Eternal GOD Who Is HimSelf Absolute-Essential Very Life!!! And Only GOD Has the Power to overcome death!!! That's why Jesus the Manside of GOD Himself was 100% Absolute sure the He could die for the sin's of all "His people" throughout the His-story of His world, And on the 3rd day raise His Body from the dead By the Glory of GOD His Father Through the Almighty Power of Their/His Holy Spirit!!! Thats the only way i can make any logical sense out of it. But at the same time we must remember:Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)Isa 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. And that we should:Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)Pr 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. And it is His:Psalms 119:105 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

GOD bless you my friend!!! i hope this helps you