In 1 Corinthians 15:3 we read, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.”
The awful and solemn death of Jesus, His crucifixion and blood shedding, is the pillar of the Christian religion. The sinner who is awakened to see and feel his lost, ruined and undone state; to behold the inflexible holiness and justice of God and brought, at the same time, to feel himself sinking under the terrors of God, having broken His law—that poor guilty, sin-condemned wretch has nowhere else to look for peace, comfort, or rest, but to the Lord Jesus Christ! He died for (His people). He “was delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification.” Now this is the very Gospel the Apostle Paul preached and, therefore, he lays such emphasis upon it in that memorable chapter, 1 Corinthians 15. Let me read verses 1-3, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand: by which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures: and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures”. The solemn and awful death of Jesus, the Incarnate God, His blood-shedding for the remission of sins and His resurrection from the dead is the foundation upon which God’s (eternal) Church is raised for eternity!