"Either the gospel is the most ridiculous message in the world or else it's the truth." ~ Rev I Martin
Take up the challenge to think it out for yourself this Easter weekend, have a look at this five minute sermon video excerpt:
'Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.'
(Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)