He descended not from the Cross, not because He could not, but because He would not. For Him whom the tyranny of death restrained not, how could the nails of the Cross restrain?
John Chrysostom, 347-407 AD, Homily IV on 1 Corinthians, 3 (translated by Rev Talbot Chambers, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff, Hendricksen Publishers, 2012, First Series Vol. 12, p. 17)
Why is it important that Christ's death on the cross was voluntary? How should it affect how we live our lives?
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