Ben Witherington is a New Testament scholar whose writing output can be described in no other way than prodigious. He is someone to be taken very seriously, and I have deep respect for his work. He has some very good observations about Good Friday as he writes:
The cross stands sentinel against all of our cliches and trite
assumptions about God and God’s character. It tells us that God has set
up a moral universe reflecting his character, in which its a matter of
‘truth’ or consequences. Those who do not embrace the truth, suffer the
consequences of their sins. But if anyone is in Christ, God’s Friday is
a good Friday indeed. In fact it is the TGIF best Friday ever.