Ellet J. Waggoner
Jesus tasted death for every man. Through His death we receive life. Let us state the case in this simple way: (1) Christ had to give life to the world; (2) To die was to expire, to breathe out; (3) Man has life by a breathing in the life of God; (4) Therefore Christ breathed out His life on the cross, that we might breathe it in. Thus we see that the cross was simply the revelation of the Creator at work, and in the cross we see God creating man, the breathing into his nostrils the breath of life.