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Why Did Jesus Have To Die

If you could make yourself good enough to present yourself a living sacrifice -- why did Jesus Christ suffer so much? Why did He have to die?

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The term emmanuel is somthing that I have thought alot about the past few days. It means God with us. Jesus had to die for one very important reason to be with us in life, from birth to death, to what lies beyond death. Jesus became human to redeem humanity to live the perfect human life the one that we were created to live. And by coming living and dying he brings us to himself and lifts us up to be truly and fully Human.
---Jared on 12/23/07

The Son of man had to be crucified so that there can be no doubt that the world cannot accept Him(Truth). This opened the door for sinners to confess in faith that they have rejected(crucified) Him, so that they can repent, and be saved by grace.
---duke on 12/18/07

Well, Jesus was born a man, so of course He had to die. Eventually, by some means, or he wouldn't have been a man.

But as for dying as a martyr, I doubt that Christianity would have survived if He'd just died in His sleep. As for being crucified, that was just the way the powers that were did it at that time.

And, seriously, had He died at the hands of the Mesoamericans instead of the Romans, Christians would be wearing hearts, not crucifixes.
---Nancy on 11/5/07

Noogertiger :: You do need to study MoreReally.If Jesus did not Die we would be in a worse state than ever before as all had turned to evil ways this way there are still some who want to be Good, hopefully those with good heads & hearts will prevail with the help of Gods Grace prevail over the wicked steeped in sin & self indulgence.
---Emcee on 11/5/07

For that matter, didn't God create everything, even Satan and sin and evil. Why does he demand a blood sacrifice for something he created? Sin is nothing more than the things created by God that he does not like, it isn't like evil pre-existed before God. God made it. Why demand that someone die for it, especially eternally in hell if that were real?
---Noogatiger on 11/5/07

There is only one God right?
Jesus is God, just like the Holy Ghost, right?
So God died for sin. I mean God basically gave himself, in a human body? Jesus was not another God was he, he was a manifestation of God, right?

So, why couldn't God have just forgiven sin, without putting himself in human form to make it look like he was dying for us, when he wasn't really dying, it was just his earthly body dying.
---Noogatiger on 11/5/07

catherine, your teaching reminds me of what Jesus said to Peter.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

But if you're playing with words,
Jesus chose to die for our sins.
---Bob on 11/4/07

The reply of Jesus when Satan offered Him all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would worship him. Jesus spoke these words on another occasion. He told His disciples that He would have to be killed and then raised from the dead, and Peter objected that this should not happen. Jesus saw Peter as a tempter, trying to talk Him out of doing what He chose to do. He then spoke the same words, Get thee behind me, Satan, to Peter.
---Bob on 11/4/07

Hi Asia, (pt.4)

In Romans chapters 1-11 Paul explains our situation as sinners in need of a Savior, and what Christ has done for us.

Ro 12:1 I beseech you THEREFORE, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Paul is telling us that serving God is not unreasonable, based upon all Christ has done for us.

Hope that makes sense.

Lord bless you,
---trey on 11/3/07

Hi Asia,

God said:
Isa 59:16 "And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor:"
When God looked at each of us he found us all to be sinners. There was none to act as our go-between.

"therefore his arm brought salvation unto him,"
Here the Lord refers to Christ as his arm. Like a boss might say of his assistant, "He is my right hand man."
---trey on 11/3/07

Hi Asia, (pt.2)

"and his righteousness, it sustained him."
It wasn't our righteousness, for we didn't have any, but Christ's righteous will to please the Father that made him to endure the cross for us.
---trey on 11/3/07

Hi Asia, (pt.3)

Isa 53:10 "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him, he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand."

It pleased the Lord for Christ to suffer and to die, not because he enjoyed seeing his Son suffer, but because of what Christ accomplished. Through Christs righteous actions, God's people were redeemed from hell.
---trey on 11/3/07

Jesus became man, with all of man's fleshy desires. Otherwise we could not live up to be Christ-like. He kept himself from sin. He was the son of man besides being the son of God. He died so we could live. None of us could be sinless without Him. He did not do any miracles until He was given the Holy Spirit and baptized, just like follows. He suffered and had the same weaknesses as man, though He sinned not. His faith was in His Father, who saw Him through it all.
---Allie on 11/2/07

Noogatiger::If you desire to learn about the Incarnation then you need to start at the beginning ie Genesis From a reliable source.You will get lost in the intracicies of these posts which are conflicting at best.Your doubt needs more background.
---Emcee on 11/2/07

Okey I will give you alittle hope. Right now I have to go out. Perhaps tommorow I will explain to you why Jesus died for His people. Note: He did not have to. Have a good night.
---catherine on 11/2/07

Lets be honest. Jesus really didn't die, right? I mean Jesus is God and God can't die, right, he is eternal. So what died was Jesus's earthly form. This is where it gets confusing. If God requires a perfect innocent sinless blood sacrifice to take the punishment for all of sin, (the things God does not like), how does putting himself into a human body, (to have himself live out that perfect life in human form), and then killing that body, pay the debt to himself? I don't know, like I said it is confusing.
---Noogatiger on 11/2/07

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Jesus had to die because "justice" required it, in that the wage(s) for sin is death. Of course he wants us all to experience eternal life, which is the reward for living a Christlike life but we are born in sin "thanks" to the first Adam and therefore a "second" Adam was needed to take care of the sin problem and that's where Jesus comes in as the Lamb to be offered for our sins.P.
---Pierre on 10/21/07

Because we are wretched people. My goodness even with Jesus in us it takes close communion with God to make it to heaven. Listen, do not ever take your salvation for granted. Get out there and do the will of the Father.
---catherine on 10/8/07

Jesus died for one reason...the forgiveness of sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. HE took sin away. HE became sin for us. HE set us free from sin. Now we can have life if we believe on HIM.
---duane on 10/8/07

Pt 1
Immediately after God created man, He gave dominion (authority or rulership) over the earth to man (Genesis 1:28). When Adam was deceived, in Genesis chapter 3, he consequently handed his God-given authority over to the serpent and Satan was suddenly promoted to "God of this world" (2 Cor 4:4).

Since God gave dominion (rulership) of the earth to man, it was therefore necessary that a "man" take that authority back from the deceiver.
---DoryLory on 10/7/07

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Pt 2
That's why Jesus had to come in a body of flesh and blood. Jesus came in the physical nature of man and He "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 10/7/07

To present ourselves a living sacrifice means to yield our character, disposition, will and abilities to the empowerment of Christ as the Father's instruments in the fulfillment of His purpose and plan. Jesus bore our grief and carried our sorrows, the punishment required for our peace was laid upon Him. He was bruised for our iniquity, wounded for our transgressions and by His bruises and wounds we were healed. The payment for sin is death, He died that we might live.
---josef on 10/5/07

Jesus, being God Incarnate, is totally free and doesn't "have" to do anything.

He did things the way He did them because He freely chose to do so.
---Jack on 10/4/07

Jesus Christ had to suffer terribly and die on the Cross because of sin. Sin is a horrible stench in God's nostrils, and only the death of His precious pure Son could pay the debt that we owed to God. Sin separated us totally from God, but the death of His Son on the Cross brought us back to the Father by faith.
---Helen_5378 on 10/4/07

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Mima - ("The life is in the blood and Jesus came to give us life, to do so he needed to shed his blood for us. He did so thereby bringing about his death.") -- Love that. I was pondering on this very thing today. You worded it well.
---Helen_5378 on 10/4/07

Because the wages of sin is death, and God so loved the world that He gave His Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Jesusrecieved the wages of our sin. Praise Him!!!
---Christina on 10/3/07

Jesus went to the cross because of you, me, and every human that walks, will walk, or has walked the face of the earth. Our sins put Him there. He died so we could spend eternity with our heavenly Father. He bridged the gap of sin that separates us from God.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
---denna7667 on 10/3/07

He died to vindicate the name and character of God and His law which is love, truth and justice.
---robin8683 on 10/3/07

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You cannot make yourself good enough but you can present yourself as a living sacrifice.-- Jesus' suffering was brought about by his bearing our sins in his body-- The life is in the blood and Jesus came to give us life, to do so he needed to shed his blood for us. He did so thereby bringing about his death. Lord Jesus I want to say thank you for what you have done, are doing, and will do. You are the light of the world!!!!
---Mima on 10/3/07

Greater Love hath no man than this that he should lay down his life for his friends. He gave His very own life as a ransom of as payment with his own pain, young death, and suffering so that we would not have too. Who has ever been good enough, no not one, He had to do this to take back the keys to death and hell, which entailed the first resurection, without, which the entire world would have been hell bound eternally.
---Whisper on 10/3/07

asia.....Christ came for that one give his life so we could be reconciled with GOD our Heavenly Father.
---JIM on 10/3/07

Jesus was born to die. He died so I (we) could live. He suffered so much so we wouldn't have to. Yes we have trials and tribulations, but whatever we go through with, Jesus had already been through it. He sacrifice himself, so we wouldn't have to.
---Rebecca_D on 10/3/07

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Asia, Because Adam was a perfect man and lost the right to continuous life for mankind ,another "perfect" man had to ransom (buy back for us )us this right to eternal life! Since there was no such person on earth,Christ came down paid the price! Too simple???
---1st_cliff on 10/3/07

Christ died for us because we CAN'T do it on our own. We don't make ourselves clean and then come to God. We come to God just as we are, and he makes us clean through the blood that was shed for our sins. It is not by works, but by grace for which we are saved.
---kady on 10/3/07

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