Gerry Breshears :: Did Jesus die to save me or to obey the Father?

  • “His love for the Father and his love for us that drives him as the God/Man is something that brings him to do the unthinkable,” according to Dr. Gerry Breshears, Author and Professor of Theology at Western Seminary. Jesus certainly recognized the suffering and pain that would result from his arrest and crucifixion, and there was definitely a part of him that wanted to escape it. But to reduce all of his emotions and all of his desires down into simple robotic obedience to the Father simplifies him too much to be realistic. Can any person’s desires and will be simplified into one thing? “That would be to deny the complexity of Jesus to say, “Well he didn’t really love me; he just did it ‘cause he had to do it.’”



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