God Didn’t Die on the Cross

"The union of the divine and human natures in the one person of Christ, with a view to the salvation ofsinners,waseffectedjustbecausethereweresomethingsnecessaryforthesalvation of men which could be accomplished only by God, and others which could be done or endured only by man. Man alone could suffer and die, and God alone could satisfy the divine justice andmagnifythedivinelaw. Christ, accordingly, being God and man in one person, didby each nature that which was proper to itself….

"The second part of the statement just quoted from the Confession is a mere assertion of a fact in regard to a certain scriptural usage of language, and its accuracy is proved by such texts as this – ‘Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He [Christ] laid down His life for us.’ Dying is, of course, proper to the human nature" – thus not to the divine nature.