Q & A 40
Q. Why did Christ have to go all the way to death?
A. Because God’s justice and truth demand it:^1
only the death of God’s Son could pay for our sin.^2
^1 Gen. 2:17
^2 Rom. 8:3-4; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 2:9
Q. Why was he “buried”?
A. His burial testifies
that he really died.^1
^1 Isa. 53:9; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; 1 Cor. 15:3-4
Q. Since Christ has died for us,
why do we still have to die?
A. Our death does not pay the debt of our sins.^1
Rather, it puts an end to our sinning
and is our entrance into eternal life.^2
^1 Ps. 49:7
^2 John 5:24; Phil. 1:21-23; 1 Thess. 5:9-10