Q.40 Why did Christ have to go all the way to death?
A. Because God’s justice and truth demand it: only the death of God’s Son could pay for our sin.
Rom. 8:3-4; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 2:9
Q. 41 Why was he “buried”?
A. His burial testifies that he really died.
Isa.53:9; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; 1Cor. 15:3-4