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Why Did Jesus Have To Die

I am a new christian in Christ and have a question. It may seem silly but I just need to know. Why did Jesus have to die for our sins, why couldn't He live like He did and continue to teach and preach to sinners to save?

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 ---Brenda on 12/20/05
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In O.T. days people killed lambs to spill their blood to atone for sin. Jesus was the final sacrifial lamb. Blood had to be shed for sins to be forgiven.
---Leslie on 1/29/08

The main reason for Jesus to come was to save a few lost sheep. We humans are one big mess. We need the Blood of Jesus to make us holy and right with God. God is a HOLY GOD. Another reason that Jesus came was to show us what the Father is really like. Jesus did not come because He was in love with this world. And we are not suppose to be in love with this world. "Long to be with God".
---catherine on 1/29/08

John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause come I unto this hour.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
---Ulrika on 1/28/08

In the Old Testament, animal blood was shed for the sacrifice of sin. In the New Testament, Jesus shed his blood as a sacrifice for our sins. He could do that because he was sinless. Our job as Christians is to continue preaching as he directed us to in the Great Commission.
---wes on 4/3/07

Brenda what a wonderful question.. the family cover it well but what a wonderful question. I mentor many new believers and so many will not ask that question GOD bless you. thank you little sister
---willow on 1/2/06

It all started in the garden of Eden. Man broke his relationship with God. Over the years man tried to regain that relationship, but couldn't. Finally, God made it possible by allowing His Son, (Jesus) to die, so we could regain that relationship. Christ had to shed His blood and die in order for us as humans to gain that relationship, based on God's demands. (Matthew 21:28; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7 and many other verses of Scripture.)
---WIVV on 12/26/05

4. Verse-6, "For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." It is God who after all is in control and Satan is permitted only by the will of God.
---Lupe2618 on 12/26/05

3. Satan to do what he does to the system. In 2 Cor. 4, "whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe," and it continues with "lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them." It takes the light of God to shine through the darkness that the unbeliever is in, in order that he can see the glory of God. Without that light he continues in his misery in total darkness of the things of God.
---Lupe2618 on 12/26/05

2. Without a Godly influence, man left to himself will follow that system, which panders to the depravity of unbelievers and deepens their moral darkness. (Matt. 13:19). But, ULTIMATELY, it is God who allows such blindness.(John12:40) "He 'God' has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them." this statement in John, explains to us that it is Ultimately God who allows
---Lupe2618 on 12/26/05

I would like to respond to Dory's statement with something that she stated. The word is "Authority". First of all God has final authority over His creation. I will follow her statement with; Satan is the god of this age for he has blinded the lost through the current world mind set expressed by the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes, and view of the lost. It encompasses the world's philosophies, education, and commerce. Satan blinds men to God's truth through the world system.
---Lupe2618 on 12/26/05

If Jesus never died He never would have shed His Blood, never would have been raised from the dead..Which would have put him in the same category as all the other prophets that claim to be God
---Lynn_Bedford77 on 12/26/05

i was going to respond to this one, but looks like you guys covered it pretty good. Praise Jesus.
---mike on 12/21/05

Brenda, that's a good question. I remember wondering the same thing myself.

After creating man, God gave dominion (authority or rulership) of the earth to him (Gen 1:28). When Adam was deceived (Gen 3), he consequently handed his God-given authority over to the serpent. Satan was suddenly promoted to "God of this world" (2 Cor 4:4).

Since God gave dominion of the earth to man, it was therefore necessary that a "man" take that authority back from the deceiver.
---DoryLory on 12/20/05

That's why Jesus had to come in a body of flesh and blood. He came in the physical nature of man and "shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil ..." (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus had to become a man so that He could die. It was only by dying WITHOUT SIN, that He could break the power of the devil and thus gain back the authority for man.
---DoryLory on 12/20/05

The price of man's rebellion against God (sin) is death. (The wages of sin is death Romans 6:23) Someone had to die. (Heb 9:22 "... without shedding of blood is no remission.")

Jesus died in our place so if we place our trust in Him and His sacrifice on our behalf, we may live.
---Bruce5656 on 12/20/05

Sister Brenda, welcome aboard, to your new family. It is never silly to ask any questions. Keep asking
---Lupe2618 on 12/20/05

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