Christ Suffered Hell For Us

“On the cross, in great and utter darkness, cursed and forsaken, Christ our Savior went to the lowest depths of hell and suffered the fullness of God’s wrath as our substitute. Because of His sacrifice, there is complete forgiveness and salvation from sin and hell for all who are united to Him by faith. Forsake unbelief. Believe.” – Pastor Glem Melo

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A Good Friday Message from Pastor Glem Melo

“There was darkness over all the land… Jesus cried out with a loud voice… ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Matthew 27:45-46)

In the Old Testament, darkness is a sign of God’s displeasure and judgment (Exodus 10:21-23; Amos 8:9). It is a vivid picture of the great and horrible torments that Christ suffered for us on the cross.

He always called God His Father. But strikingly, on the cross, He did not cry, “My Father, my Father…” Bearing our sins, He was forsaken and cursed by God. Because of our transgressions, an unfathomable chasm came between God the Father and the Son He loves, in whom He is “well pleased” (Matthew 3:17 and 17:5).

Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, by Marco Palmezzano (Uffizi, Florence), ca. 1490This was the bottomless pit of the crucifixion. On the cross, in great and utter darkness, cursed and forsaken, Christ our Savior went to the…

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We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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