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Trav, you always sound like everything is all for Israel, don't try to be so selfish. ---MarkV. on 2/23/10

Mark, you're great. Mainly because you just tell it plain. Little Denom one sided but, plain.
While I don't see Christians as yourself as "Selfish", evidence is, many don't/won't/can't see....all "Israel" in scripture. Try not to use my own words...but, let scripture point.
Now if one rejects scripture's a between them and GOD. GOD will do whatever he wants too...with anything,anyone he wants to. Finding Lost Sheep of Israel was a priority with is me too.

Matthew 15:24
he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
---Trav on 2/26/10

Jesus died for us in order to reconcile us to God, make atonement for our sins, and for us to have eternal life Roman 5. Adams sin had caused us to be separate from God, to witness the wrath of God and caused us to be spiritually dead. The Bible says no sinner shall see the glory of God.

God loved Adam in Genesis 2 and satan despised it. Jesus was there as a master craftsman when everything was created Proverbs 8:22-31, John 1: 1-5. God was grieved in His heart because of the wickedness of man, man continued to sin even after the flood.

A call was made before the Throne of God and no one in the heavens and on earth was ready to die for you except Your God - Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God who takes away our sins Revelation 5.
---Esther on 2/23/10

Trav, you always sound like everything is all for Israel, don't try to be so selfish. Gentiles are included you know. In fact all those who confess Him as their Lord and Savior by faith are saved.

Mima, you are correct, "But with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last timef for you"
Before times begin, Jesus was foreknown as a sacrifice for sin. And since the plan of redemption is thus traced back into eternity, the plan to permit man to fall into the sin from which he was thus to be redeemed must also extend back into eternity.
---MarkV. on 2/23/10

1stCliff - this is following a line of progressive logic like math. if you do not understand addition, you cannot learn how multiplication functions.

This builds on the unchanging truths about God. God is good, just, merciful, love, all knowing and all powerful.

take it one step at a time starting with goodness and justice, and you will reach the same conclusion.
---Paul on 2/23/10

Mima, What took place "before the beginning of time?"???
If you're suggesting that God orchestrated or even knew the outcome of Eden "before hand" Then your concept of this whole Christian religion is a farce! (a put-up job) doomed to failure before it began!
Just to prove a "point?" what "point"? NO way Jose'
---1st_cliff on 2/22/10

Jesus needed to die for our redemption. Adam's action in the Garden of Eden place mankind in a fallen condition. That fallen condition could not be corrected by a member of those in the fallen condition. ---mima on 2/18/10
Genesis 5
1This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him,

If you mean by "our" Israel you are correct. The book is a book of Adams generations. Sometimes what is not said speaks the loudest. The only others/ generations mentioned are the ones trying to bring Adam/Noah/Abraham/Jacob/Israel down. They almost succeed....but, they are dealing with GOD.
Jesus was of the line of David/Mary fathered by GOD.
---Trav on 2/19/10

Jesus needed to die for our redemption. Adam's action in the Garden of Eden place mankind in a fallen condition. That fallen condition could not be corrected by a member of those in the fallen condition. Therefore(and this took place before the beginning of time) God saw that he himself, through his only begotten son must die in order to redeem us back to a state of sinlessness. Jesus by his death accomplished this. We (you and I) are made acceptable to Almighty God by the beloved. And who is the beloved Lord Jesus Christ of course praise his holy name!!!! Jesus Christ died to make every man acceptable in the eyes of his father. And to gain that acceptability we have but to say yes to Jesus!
---mima on 2/18/10

That is fast becoming one of my favorites questions, why did he have to die?

My take is that when Adam sinned, death entered the world. So a Life of Sin = Death.

If true, and I believe that is what Paul is speaking about in Romans 5:12, then the opposite must also be true... that the death of perfection (or sinlessness) brings about life. And that is what happened with Yehoshua (Jesus). He knew no sin and died for it anyway, so the Death of Perfection = Life!

---Ken on 2/18/10

Why did Jesus need to die?
----Blog Question

Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matthew 18:11
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Hebrews 2:17
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

8But God found fault with the people and said[b]:
"The time is coming, declares the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah.
---Trav on 2/16/10

Wow! this one sure sent in a strange direction...

I brought this up to address the people who believe that God or Jesus will simply forgive them out of his mercy. People use God's Mercy as an excuse to continue sinning with a hope that 'maybe I will just be forgiven when I die, God IS merciful after all."

Jesus had to die because there are SERIOUS consiquences for sin. We cannot survive the punishment on our own, and we NEED Jesus to pay it for us.
---Paul on 2/15/10

Alan, Sometimes if you give a person enough rope, they will hang themselves!
---1st_cliff on 2/14/10

Cliff ... I knew that!

As you say: "And Exzucuh claims to be a superior Christian!"

It's interesting that he has not come forward to answer my question.
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/14/10

So many people are so spiritually challenged I feel like I am talking to mongoloids most of the time.

then your admission describes your lack of compassion and humility to TEACH and walk WITH Christ when you must denigrating others in your "spiritual" opinion

which of course is a lack of spiritual discernment and TRUTH

Where did Christ state he was talking to "mongoloids" when he REPEATEDLY had to explain himself time and again to HIS Apostles?

Christ died as the sacrificial LAMB of God to save a dying world held captive by the god of this world Satan taking the sins of man upon himself and his death and resurrection made him the firstfruits of MANY as we are the sons of God
---Rhonda on 2/13/10

So God could show He alone Has power over Death through His Word,Jesus Christ.

Jn11:25 I am the resurrection and the life,he that believeth in me,though he be dead,yet shall he live.
---char on 2/12/10

Why did Jesus die?

The wages of sin is death. Jesus died in our place. Jesus took the sin of the whole world past present and future upon Himself.

This is the Good News of the Gospel. The SIN DEBT has been PAID IN FULL. Anyone now can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ finished work upon the cross.

Now saying that, it doesn't mean everyone is forgiven and going to heaven. One must be JUSTIFIED first. Justification is a Legal term. ONLY God can Justify a sinner based solely on their faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledging they are a sinner who cannot save themselves, and that they believe Jesus died for them. One must make it PERSONAL.
---kathr4453 on 2/9/10

Man was made a god over his own world and every thing in it. exzucuh on 2/5/10

EX that is so wrong. The FIRST MAN adam was a life giving soul, the last Adam (Christ was a life giving spirit.

Adam was NOT a begotten Son of God through Jesus Christ. Only Born Again Christians are.

Let us make Man in our image means to have a conscience, soul, ....unlike an animal. and HUMAN is not an animal.

If they made man after their image that would mean they were only spirit, because GOD was not formed out of the clay of the earth to begin with.
---kathr4453 on 2/8/10

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Alan, A mongoloid is an offensive term for "Down Syndrome"
And Exzucuh claims to be a superior Christian!
---1st_cliff on 2/8/10

exzucuh---//Humans are the degeneration of Man. A lower species that live by lust of their flesh and the Carnal desires of the beast nature that they worship.//

Well this is certainly a new "spin" on creation. The Bible doesn't talk about "humans" and biology doesn't reconize humans as "a lower specie" of anything.
Best not to mess with commonly understood meanings. People are confused enough already!
---Donna66 on 2/8/10

Exz ... What is a mongoloid?
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/8/10

But one wonders how could a thing happen? Was not Christ God incarnate? Indeed He was. Then, could God actually died on the cross? In the Book of Genesis, we are told of Adam's creation and of his tragic sin. God had warned him that disobedience would result in death, and so it did. You might say, that is why Christ God had to come, because Adam messed up. And we are ALL paying for it. Those two HELLISH enemies, physical and spiritual death, let loose by Adam, continued to curse and terriorize the human race for over forty centuries. Then, in the fullness of time, God sent His beloved Son to our world. The Father referred to His Son as the last Adam [among other names. Have a good week.
---catherine on 2/8/10

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Jesus was a Man the Last Adam he was not Human. Humans live in Sin. You think what I say is strange because of your limited spiritual knowledge. Like Nicodemus thought what Jesus said was strange. He asked how a man could enter into his mother womb? Jesus said you do not believe when I tell you earthly things, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things. So many people are so spiritually challenged I feel like I am talking to mongoloids most of the time. You have to ask God for spiritual wisdom you cannot get it by education, Just like you cannot get common sense by education.
---exzucuh on 2/8/10

Exzucuh, Your posts are getting stranger and stranger!
When Christ was on earth was he "human?"
Were the Apostles "human?"
Was David Human? (God called him a man after His own heart! even tho he lusted after Bathsheba)
I love my pets,tho not above people (that's why we have SPCA so that the animals are not abused)
Maybe you're on to something here, the more I deal with people the more I like my dogs!
---1st_cliff on 2/7/10

---Fundamental_Charlie on 2/6/10 I did not say he degenerated into man. Man is the species that God created. God did not create Humans.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.

Humans are the degeneration of Man. A lower species that live by lust of their flesh and the Carnal desires of the beast nature that they worship. Cain carried the Mark of Humanity
the mark of the subspecies called the Human.
And that is why we have people that love and worship animals and put them above humans. The give animals equal rights because they are animals.
---exzucuh on 2/7/10

Adam did not de-generate into man... he was created in the image of God and God said that he was good. "And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen 1:31.

Adam, as man chose to be disobedient to the command of God and when Eve offered fruit of the forbidden tree, he also ate. That's when it all went to He** in a handbasket.

God Bless
---Fundamental_Charlie on 2/6/10

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Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,

and between thy seed-----Satan's seed

and her seed,------Woman's seed

it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Satan has no seed neither does a woman
Satan's seed can only be from man and the woman seed is Jesus who came from God.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,

Jesus reveals the seed of Satan in the Jews
---exzucuh on 2/6/10

Exzucuh, I think your cart went off the track here, Scripture says nothing about going from God's sons to satan's sons. Or being created in a higher form descending to the level of animals. (some have I'm sure,I see them at the mall)
How do you get "us and our" to translate into Father and Son? The "us and our" here is the plural of majesty of the most high YHVH! not two persons.
You have an over active imagination!IMHO.
---1st_cliff on 2/5/10

No Adam was a Man and he became a human by degeneration. Man was made in the image of God
Humans are in the image of carnality, what Paul calls the spirit of the world. There has only been two of the species of Man Adam was the first man and Jesus was the last Adam the last man. sin came by man and sin was paid for by man, the man Christ Jesus. Now we can leave our human carnal form and be transformed, regenerated back to our original form and become Man by being born again. We become new creatures the human is dead and the Man is alive.
---exzucuh on 2/5/10

You state Adam became human a lower form of man.Are you saying Adam was at first superhuman?
Where in scripture is that?
---earl on 2/5/10

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God's gift to man was wonderful. He created Man in the likeness of his Son and himself.

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

Man was made a god over his own world and every thing in it. He had dominion and authority. God immediately gave man instruction on the limits of man's authority.
As long as man obeyed God he was God's Son.
when he disobeyed God and obeyed Satan he became the son of Satan and left his first estate and became Human a lower form of Man ruled by carnality. Carnality is the nature of the beast the personality of the serpent. Those that lust after the flesh eat the dust of the earth.
---exzucuh on 2/5/10

1Cliff, I agree totally with your statements of how God works in the affairs of man. What many call evil really has a purpose behind it that God knows for good, yet we don't see it. Maybe at the time He executes his wrath it looks terrible in our eyes, but God can see the future, and if He hadn't done what He did, things would be different. Taking the case of the Canaanites, women and children, it looks bad from the slaughter of all of them, but God knew if He allowed them to continue, the whole of Israel would become corrupt, and since Jesus was ordained to be a sacrifice for sin from the foundation of the world, and come through Israel, provisions had to be made. To save Israel, and the line of Jesus.
---MarkV. on 2/5/10

God is not evil and God does not do evil things. God exercises Righteous Judgment on evil people. God cannot do evil, what ever he does is Righteous and Holy, God cannot lie because every word he speaks comes to pass.
You are a creation, He is the creator, He made you from dirt and he can send you back where you came from whenever he wants to.

Genesis 6:6-7 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth,
---exzucuh on 2/4/10

God never cursed,vexed ,hexed or spell bound me.
That is not God to exercise evil acts of punishment and torture.Primitive people and many today continue to believe God is evil in nature.God is said to be good not evil,love not fear,and I believe it.It is a double standard to believe God to curse another is Godlike but for one of us to curse another is a sin because God teaches us that to curse another is a evil act of sin.Is this not True?
Spells/curses (no difference) like the one God is said to put on Eve to make her have child birth pains is hocus- pocus primitive religion.God never casts a spell to make someone suffer,does he?Does that not torture Eve?
---earl on 2/3/10

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Earl, God does both good and evil.
Drowning thousands in the flood was an evil,as was burning people at Sodom and Gomorrah. Killing the first born of Egypt was another.
When God drove Adam and Eve out of Eden,He cursed the ground to grow thorns and thistles and put the curse of death on them and all who were born from them (including you and I)!
---1st_cliff on 2/3/10

Death is a curse that comes by the law. The wages of sin is death, the letter killeth but the Spirit gives life.
---exzucuh on 2/3/10

You said that "death is a curse".By whom is this curse from?
It surely cannot be from God for such things are evil .Who in the NT clarified God's nature and said God does not cause anyone to stumble(having been cursed)?That again is an evil act God never has done.
But is it ok if God curses someone but it is evil if we are told it is a sin?I believe not.
---earl on 2/2/10

I see people all the time arguing about things that is not given information by the Lord.

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

The most important thing you can do is take care of what is happening now. That is going to determine what your future is. All those standing around looking up watching for Jesus after he ascended was told to get about the business they were told to do. We have things we are responsible to get done in our lives by increasing our spirit life and knowledge and presenting Jesus to the world. Night is coming!
---exzucuh on 2/2/10

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Jesus died to give mankind as opportunity to become a child of God. He died to save us from our sins, to reconcile us with God. To give us our righteousness and holiness. To give us eternal life and peace with God. He gave us our citizenship in heaven. Made us heirs to freely receive all of God's promises and good things in life. To receive forgiveness from God for all our sins. He died so that the covenant of grace could be established and we could enter into a loving relationship with Him and His Father. He prepares a mansion for those who except Him and no one can snatch us out of His hand and all that are given to Him He lose not one.
---Bob on 2/2/10

Why did Jesus need to die?
The wage of sin is death. So, either we were going to pay the price, DEATH WITHOUT HOPE, or Jesus who lived a perfect live and who could offer us DEATH folllowed by RESURRECTION + ETERNAL LIFE had to die!
Good thing for us He was willing to step in and take our place! Thank you Jsus!
---pierre on 1/31/10

---kathr4453 on 2/2/10

Earl, God already had 100million Angels in heaven,He did not create the earth for the sake of populating heaven!
God said "be fruitful multiply and fill the earth" (not heaven) Everything earthly is made for man, the atmosphere, soil,flora fauna, climate etc..
Every day we shed millions of cells,every day we add millions of cells,so the body you had 7 years ago has been replaced atom for atom! Death is a curse that will be lifted when satan is chained up!
---1st_cliff on 2/2/10

Matthew 27:50-52 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent,

And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
---exzucuh on 2/1/10

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There is special resurections where a single person is resurected.There is also group resurections where like John saw in his vision where they appeared on the sea of glass and that they have overcome the beast.
Enoch experienced a special resurection.
The "first fruits" were a group resurection of onetime mortals who have experienced death.Special individual resurections also include ones who are resurected after death.
And who else do we know of from the bible that recieved a translation-special resurection?
Again ,sin is not transferrable-is it?
Therefore the so called atonement doctrines or ransoms does not stand in light of previous persons who were resurected prior to cruxifiction.
---earl on 2/1/10

---1st_cliff on 2/1/10

John 11:24-25 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Most people think like Martha when they read the Bible, but if they start having Now faith
instead of tomorrow faith that never comes they will start getting the blessings of God right now. The way Enoch and Elijah got them
a long time before anybody else Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever.
---exzucuh on 2/1/10

exzucuh replied quite nicely to your post .I agree with him on that one and as my reply.
It is therefore possible to enter heaven by belief and faith without mortal death prior to Jesus' cruxifiction.
---earl on 2/1/10

I disagree that "heaven was not meant to be our home","terracotta" is.Even if Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth does' nt mean that man's eternal dwelling place is here.It does mean that the future of man inhabiting earth will exhibit meekness,unlike today where the weeds grow with the wheat.The meek wheat not the arrogant weeds shall someday dwell here until their resurection.Weeds shall not prosper.
Jesus did say,while on earth, he is preparing a place for his faith sons.
And I think Jesus said,the pure in heart shall see God.God's eternal dwelling place is at paradise.-is it?So we must make arrangements to go there.
---earl on 2/1/10

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Jesus said "I go to prepare a place" no place was prepared for humans in heaven or anywhere else. No one could receive continuous life before Christ's death!God simply took Enoch and Elijah out of existence 'till the resurrection.
Christ was the "first fruits" of those resurrected! Christ's 33 1/2 years and death and resurrection have no meaning if there were those "Translated to heaven" alive thousands of years BCE! It didn't happen!
---1st_cliff on 2/1/10

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated

-----that he should not see death,-------

and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Enoch did not Die! By faith he was translated alive into heaven
---exzucuh on 2/1/10

Earl,I'm afraid you're mistaken, Enoch did die "for God TOOK him"
It was impossible for anyone to have continuous life before the sacrificial act of Christ! If was possible to have immortality at that time why did Jesus die???
Besides heaven was never intended to be man's home! Our home is here on old terra firma, the resurrection takes place here not up in the sky! "Blessed are the meek, for they inherit the EARTH!
---1st_cliff on 2/1/10

People do continue to live to indefinately-forever.Enoch ,the first person mentioned in the bible who did not experience death as we are accustomed to seeing.
This act of immediate transition from mortal to everlasting life without human decay is not unheard of although biblically rare but it is not withheld from mortal man-is it?
However to be more direct,mortals are born
imperfect-lacking everlasting life, and not full of somebody elses sin.The material body is composed of -mainly carbon-physical matter that cannot enter heaven.It is not perfect-everlasting.Paul spoke of 'a greater substances' in heaven not found here on earth.
---earl on 1/31/10

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Because of the holiness and justice of God. "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin." Sin cannot go unpunished and, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
---Lilian on 1/31/10

Earl, Before I go further with this,tell my why you believe that people die, and not keep on living indefinately?
---1st_cliff on 1/31/10

Why did Jesus need to die?
The wage of sin is death. So, either we were going to pay the price, DEATH WITHOUT HOPE, or Jesus who lived a perfect live and who could offer us DEATH folllowed by RESURRECTION + ETERNAL LIFE had to die!
Good thing for us He was willing to step in and take our place! Thank you Jsus!
---pierre on 1/31/10

Would you then explain with clarity and detail how sin is transferred from one to another?
This would mean a philosophy that God ensures that a new born now carries the sin/sins of it's ancestor(s)?
This also establishes the born in sin phiolosophy which no child born,I know of, carries this infection.This would mean,if true, that God punishes people,even to a curse,at birth,with no known reason other than to be evil and wicked.This is understandibility primitive phiolosophy that is carried over from primitive man's early comprehension of God.
---earl on 1/31/10

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Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood is no remission.

In the Old Testament, they must always sacrifice a lamb for their sins so the lamb's blood will wash their sins. This is a Law, must observe.

In the Old Testament...this is already the fulfillment of the Law. The Sacrificial Lamb is JESUS CHRIST died for the sins of his Elect.
---rosalie on 1/31/10

Jesus died for the forgiveness of sin. All men can now come to God to receive salvation through faith.
HE had to die, because there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood, also because the sin of all were placed on HIM. The wages of sin is death.
HE died in our place so we could receive life.
---duane on 1/30/10

Searching Google or Yahoo will not get you the answer you seek. Try reading the bible - not a verse here and a verse there.
---Steveng on 1/30/10

Earl, How else is the "Adamic sin" on you and I causing us to face death for something we personally didn't do? Unless it was "transferred" down to you and I??
Christ's sacrifice was to end death on mankind , that's the whole thing in a nutshell! John.3.16!
---1st_cliff on 1/30/10

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Not one has given the right answer here!
Christ gave His perfect life in exchange for what Adam lost for all mankind..namely everlasting life.
Had Adam not sinned we would all have the right to eternal life!
---1st_cliff on 1/30/10

Which leaves you and the current denoms with many many unwitnessed un-answered scriptures. Like Heb 8:8.
What is missing in Heb is: This is my new covenant with the "Whole Kosmos".
What no one here wants to face is truth.
Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:6
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
---Trav on 1/30/10

Sin is not transferrable,is it?.
It is not the nature of God to torture someone who did not participate in the garden affairs as did A & E,is it?.
---earl on 1/30/10

Not one has given the right answer here!
Christ gave His perfect life in exchange for what Adam lost for all mankind..namely everlasting life.
Had Adam not sinned we would all have the right to eternal life!
---1st_cliff on 1/30/10

To Whosoever Has An Ear To Hear?

Brethren, Jesus being without sin, didn't "NEED" to pay its wages and die. Jesus died for every man, taking away the sin of the world, in order to Perfect Salvation for those who would receive Him !!

Heb.2:9-11 Jesus was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of Death, crowned with Glory & Honor, that He by the Grace of God should taste Death for every man.

10 For it became Him, for whom are all things & by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto Glory, to make the Captain(Himself) of their Salvation Perfect through sufferings.

11 For both He that Sanctifieth and they who are Sanctified are all of one & He is not ashamed to call them Brethren.
---Shawn.M.T. on 1/29/10

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He didn't have to, rather he chose to.
---Eloy on 1/29/10

There are a lot of good answers here.
Love it.
You can also read HEBREWS 9th chapter, it also explains why Jesus had to die.
In the Old Testament the high priest alone entered into the Holiest of all (second veil) once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people.
But Christ being come an high priest neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood is no remission.
---ashle7439 on 1/28/10

If your posts are correct on salvation then how did/could Abraham recieve salvation without an atonement doctrine?
Likewise ,how did Enoch and Ezekiel recieve salvation without an atonement doctrine?Are they not alive today serving God ?
No one died for their sins to have salvation.
What was Abraham asked to do?Are we asked to do the same?-believe in God and we shall some day recieve righteousness?
Are your sins transferable?
With Jesus offering forgiveness why then an atonement for sins?The sins are dismissed and nothing to atone for-no sin debt .
---earl on 1/28/10

Cluny....Amen! And thank you for making the answer so simple, yet real!
---KarenD on 1/28/10

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This issue is pivotal on two known attibutes of God. God is Good, and God is Just. Because of God's goodness, there is a high standard of what He will accept and tolerate.

His Justice is bound to Goodness forcing him to punish sin appropriatley. Sin against a perfect and eternal God warrants death. Jesus was the only potential substitue for ALL the sins of the world because He WAS God.

Jesus' death was the only way to uphold both God's goodness and justice.
---Paul on 1/28/10

I agree with Donna, Jesus died as the sacrificial Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world. Jesus' perfect blood has been shed on our behalf.

In fulfillment of the passover Lamb sacrificed at the night of the Passover just prior to the Israelites being released from Egypt. The blood of the lamb was daubed on the door lintels of faithful Israelites.

Jesus is the 'last Adam'. Jesus said at Matthew20:28 that he came 'to give my soul as a ransom in exchange for many'.

Jesus repurchased the offspring of the 'first Adam' (me & you), thus we have salvation through the 'first Adam' our 'repurchaser' & 'redeemer', Jesus Christ. Rather than sinful Adam, Jesus is now our 'eternal Father'- Is.9:6.
---David83 on 1/28/10

Jesus died for three reasons: 1st to cleanse the Temple in Heaven from when Lucifer defiled it. 2nd to bring Israel and the Jews to Himself as one new man (saved Jew and saved Gentile grafted into one). 3rd and most important, to cleanse the sins of ALL mankind and bring them back into right relationship with the Godhead, so that they would have a way to be saved and come into Heaven - if Jesus did not do this, ALL mankind would still be going to Hell with no hope of salvation or sins forgiven. Mankind has to now repent (confess and turn from sins), and trust in Jesus as Lord (boss). If mankind does not do this, they will still burn in Hell for eternaty.
---Leslie on 1/28/10

Jesus died so that we may have eternal life through Him. All we have to do is Confess with our mouth, the Lord jesus, and believe in our heart God raised Him from the dead, and we will be saved.

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---Patience on 1/27/10

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Below are very good answers. I would add, also, that Jesus came here, in order to go through what we go through, including death, "yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15), in order that now He our Groom can feel for us and aid us with the grace that got Him through it all. And we have how Jesus died, "that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (in Hebrews 2:14-15) And God says, "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked" (in Ezekiel 33:11). Only the sacrificial offering of Jesus could be "a sweet-smelling aroma" (Ephesians 5:2), pleasing enough to make up for our sins.
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/27/10

Too many people think Jesus came of his own will to save us etc etc etc. He only came in obediance of his Fathers will.
---PASTOR_JIM on 1/27/10

I agree. But, that still leaves the question that no one could ever answer for me too. Why did GOD will it? Jesus tells us. All the prophets tell us.

Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:6
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 34:11
For thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Jeremiah 50:17
Israel is a scattered sheep
Jeremiah 23:1
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep
---Trav on 1/27/10

Jesus didn't need to do anything.

The question assumes that there is some higher law to which God Himself is subject.

More truthful is that this is the way God freely chose to do things for our salvation.
---Cluny on 1/27/10

To fulfill the Will of His Father (God).
---Donna on 1/27/10


Too many people think Jesus came of his own will to save us etc etc etc. He only came in obediance of his Fathers will.

Your entire post was right on!!!
---PASTOR_JIM on 1/27/10

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Attonment for sin can come only through sacrificial blood and death. Since Jesus is the ultimate attonment as per the plan of God, then He had to shed his blood and die. The prophets of old even spoke of it.
---jody on 1/27/10

Have you heard that the life is in the blood? Well Jesus came to shed his blood, his perfect blood, for us on the cross of Calvary and thereby die. The life that was in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ becomes our life(our righteousness from the imputation by way of Almighty God. Therefore his shed blood makes us righteous(o thank you Jesus thank you Jesus thank you Jesus praised be to you!!!)
---mima on 1/27/10

To fulfill the Will of His Father (God).

To become the Perfect Lamb of God and shed his blood for our sins so we could have reconciliation with God through Jesus death and resurrection of Jesus Our Lord and Savior.

In the Old Testament, they slaughtered their best lamb and shed it's blood when they sinned.

In the New testament, Jesus became the perfect sacrificial lamb of God so that we may be forgiven of our sins and reconciled back to God. He fulfilled the will of His Father because that was God's eternal plan of Salvation.
---Donna on 1/27/10

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