The Death of Christ According To God’s Sovereign Will

On this Passion Week, some of the helpful considerations will be posted to aid your meditation and preparation for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.

To kick off, consider the following thoughts from John Piper’s History’s Most Spectacular Sin:

From all these prophesies, we know that God foresaw and did not prevent and therefore included in his plan that his Son would be rejected, hated, abandoned, betrayed, denied, condemned, spit upon, flogged, mocked, pierced, and killed. All these are explicitly in God’s mind before they actually happen as things that he plans will happen to Jesus. These things did not just happen. They were foretold in God’s word. God knew they would happen and could have planned to stop them, but didn’t. So they happened according to his sovereign will. His plan (pp. 11-12).

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