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Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 5: Why Was the Cross Necessary (Faith Seeking Understanding)


Why Was the Cross Necessary (Faith Seeking Understanding)

Film Focus: In this video, Bishop Barron discusses an appropriate theological understanding of the statement that, the cross is necessary for our salvation.

Text Focus: Pages 157

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can we say that what we see on the Cross is the greatest act of love?
  2. Is there any place where God is not? In death? In suffering? Why or why not?
  3. What does Bishop Barron mean when he uses the term “divinization?”
  4. Sin disrupted God’s order and destroyed original justice. How does Christ’s death on the cross restore order and bring back justice?

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