Full Question Why did Jesus have to die for our sins? We can, for example, look at Palestinian politics, religion, and nationalism and determine how those factors came together to bring about the death of Jesus. The death of Jesus had been predetermined by a divine decree, and Jesus knew it all along, the argument goes. Mark 8:31 Then Jesus began to tell them that he, the Son of Man, would suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. Why did Jesus die on the cross? Some include Church teaching in that decisionmaking process. Therefore it is highly probable that Jesus anticipated the same fate that had befallen John.
Now, people are compiling what they believe to be facts and using reason to validate something that for the most part has been accepted without questioning by billions. What the serpent did was to get Eve to doubt the clear Word of God that she had heard. I converted to Catholicism 10 yrs. Christ died not for the select few only, but to take away the sins of all, and in order that man be saved through Him. It is God putting Himself in our hands again knowing full well that we may will betray Him again. Jesus was God, but He was also a man. This is quite understandable from the perspective of biblical theology, whether Old Testament or New Testament.
The owner kept sending other servants, but they all received the same abuse and some of them were killed. Thus, I think I am on very firm ground in saying that indeed God in the Person of Jesus, as a gift of the Father, and through the Holy Spirit did indeed make the ultimate sacrifice in order to achieve our reconciliation and repair the relationship between Himself and mankind and every man and woman. No, the consequences for sin must be real, and as much as it seems objectionable on the surface, the punishment must be real. In fact, that is unbearably common in human nature and experience. Of those thousands, of course, we know the names only of the Apostles and the Myrrh-Bearing Women. I think Catholic Pilgrim has a point James.
He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. The Greeks especially Plato were based on the escape of the soul from the body. I lay it down of my own choosing. So the argument can be turned around: if the Apostles lied about the Resurrection, they might have lied about anything, but if they present themselves as weak, vain, and foolish, they must be unwilling to lie about anything. Their children, all the way down to our generation would have to survive in this cursed imperfect world that we observe today. The greedy will find all sorts of justifications for their greed, so can the murderer, adulterer, liar, etc.
This is how Catholics supposedly, receive Christ. In that case, the understanding that Jesus paid the price for me should give me reason to share in the dislike for the consequence and justice. It just seems as if Christ would have spoken up more to Pilate, and others, instead of simply saying, you say that I am, etc. Does God not desire to save everyone? The synoptic gospels contain plenty of atonement talk, as do several Pauline letters. That was a long sentence, but as someone who is overconfident in their knowledge of these matters, I found it quite good. You cannot tell me that what I did was wrong because according to you as far as I am concerned I determine what is moral.
He was to bring harmony to the Divine Holiness and justice of God with man. God Himself repeats this clearly in Exodus 20:11 and again in Exodus 30:17. By saying that we are the moral arbiters, then you will have no grounds to complain. Jesus said he was laying down his life willingly, for the forgiveness of our sins. But if consent is all that matters, then adultery is good and promiscuity is good so long as everyone consented.
The death of Christ on the cross is the door, which leads the sinful man to the process of divinization. If God alone is the author of salvation and human beings have no say in the matter, how is it that not everyone is saved? Some see their religion and interpretation as one of many religions and interpretations. It seems okay until you think it through and consider human nature. If it is all or nothing, I have to say nothing because I am certainly not accepting all. Jesus Christ truly rose from the dead. And this way, His blood is offered instead of ours.
The so-called folly of the cross is the strength of Jesus and not the weakness. Christianity is false if there is no Resurrection, and the Eucharist? He came down here to die in our place so that we can be reconciled to God. On the surface, it seems horribly unfair. Neither did the slow suffocation on the cross. Not to punish it would be unjust. Before he went to the cross, the Lord Jesus repeatedly told his disciples that he would killed and raised again the third day-- Matthew 20:17-19 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. It makes no difference whether you think what you are doing is right or wrong.
Thanks for helping us understand who Jesus is, and what he did for us! The resurrection would not be accepted as fact if there was no support for it. The Sacrifice which Christ the High-Priest had to offer had to be perfect and acceptable to God. So I will leave you with a quote that is very appropos to a certain ilk. I invite everyone to reflect on Ephesians 5:25-32 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present himself to the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. It makes no difference whether you think what you are doing is right or wrong. Lane presents the case for a world without punishment.