How Jesus’ death on the cross served to make possible the redemption of mankind

For the 33+ years of His life on earth, Jesus, true God and true man, successfully resisted the wickedness and snares of the devil and faithfully accomplished the will of His heavenly Father in all things.

Jesus, the “New Adam” succeeded where the first Adam had not.

By definitively rejecting Satan and choosing to do only the will of God, His Father, even unto death on the cross, Jesus proved man worthy, once again, to receive God’s grace.

St. Paul explains:

Romans 5:18 – 19 Therefore, as by the offense of one (Adam), unto all men to condemnation, so also by the justice of one (Jesus), unto all men to justification of life.

For as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners: so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just.

Because He is man, (and He died for us)
the grace Jesus obtained on the cross
accrues to the benefit of all mankind.

Because He is God,
the power and efficacy
of that grace
is infinite and eternal.


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