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


ElderDad's picture

Confused argument


It is illogical to argue the unity of God, denying the Trinity as historically taught by the Church (because that's what we find in Scripture), and then use terminology such as "THEY were all living in the same body" and "did THEY not suffer together." It is either "they" (the Trinity) or "He" (a Unity). It is not both.

Dave S.
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