Why the Cross?
"Consider what God did to save us. He didn't hand us a brochure, as if our problem was merely ignorance. He didn't call a meeting, as if our problem was merely stubbornness. He answered our need with the cross, which can only mean we have royally messed up. If the cross is necessary to save us, then What did we do?
We have rebelled against God, causing both his death and ours. So hard as this is to accept, of course we deserve hell. Anything less would be grave injustice."
(Mike Wittmer, Christ Alone, page 130)