Why did Jesus have to die for our sins? I can't comprehend this concept; it doe

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  1. profile image51
    PurrlieGatesposted 12 years ago

    Why did Jesus have to die for our sins?  I can't comprehend this concept; it doesn't make sense.

  2. CarolineVABC profile image68
    CarolineVABCposted 12 years ago

    From a Christian point of view and the way I was raised, Jesus died for our sins because He loves us.  Although I do agree that it is difficult to comprehend, but since no one was qualified to do such a thing, Jesus offered His life to save us from our transgressions.  He is not asking us to understand, but to accept the fact that He loves us and died for us, so that we might be saved.  Hope this helps!:-)

  3. Porshadoxus profile image60
    Porshadoxusposted 12 years ago

    The idea is more easily understood than we often realize. Here it is.

    God created mankind without sin. When Adam sinned, he imparted sin to the entire human race. Because we are sinful by default, we are unqualified to pay the penalty for our own sin. Jesus had to come to earth and live as a sinless man to be qualified to pay the penalty for the sin of all mankind. Also, His life as a human qualifies him to be the judge of all mankind when the course of history has come to an end.
    I hope this helps.

  4. terced ojos profile image61
    terced ojosposted 12 years ago

    You would first have to understand that Jesus's birth, death and resurrection were predicted by God/Jesus hundreds of years before they took place.  This in and of itself is a sign that Jesus was and is exactly who he says he is.

    The books of the Torah bare testimony of Jesus's person.

    I would encourage you to look up sources within the bible that talked about the nature of the messiah; what he would do when he arrived.

    This will give you a good foundation to understand Jesus's/Gods mission here on earth.

    We live in a fallen world....clue number one.

  5. sharon e dix profile image60
    sharon e dixposted 12 years ago

    Greetings, To answer the question is to speak about a sunset  or   about mercy and love which one can not see but must be found and felt for ones self. But here is  my feeble try.In  Romans (new testament) states that God so loved the world, that says it all , have you ever seen someone you loved hurting and you wanted to take their place or wipe a way a tear for someone you loved . that is the love of God . And that is the why. May all your dreams come true and many blessings on your life...... your new found friend Sharon e Dix

  6. krishubpages123 profile image33
    krishubpages123posted 12 years ago

    he understood the god like anything so he prayed behalf of us all having so many sins that time, and requested the GOD to wipe out all the sins in this world.

  7. eslevy17 profile image59
    eslevy17posted 12 years ago

    I'm going to go ahead and disagree with the religious side here...
    1) if God created the garden and knew everything would happen, it's partially his fault Adam ate the apple. It's like leaving meat on the floor and getting mad at your dog for eating it. It's partially God's fault, and no one seems to discuss this.
    2) There is absolutely no reason to hold people accountable for the actions of their father or grandfather. If I didn't do it, I don't get in trouble. We don't operate our prison system this way because it's immoral. God wouldn't do that to anyone either.
    3) Some guy dying 2000 years ago doesn't do anything. The only reason I can be forgiven for wrongdoing is if I acknowledge the problem and stop. That's it. The whole premise of "he died for our sins" makes absolutely no sense at all.
    Sorry, but that's how it is, including how we are as a society.

    1. exceedingfaith profile image60
      exceedingfaithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      1) humans love to blame others for their actions. It is easy to point the finger at God for what we did and refuse accountability ourselves.

      2) Humans are not being held accountable for anyone else's actions but their own. Every human has done wron

  8. Thesource profile image68
    Thesourceposted 12 years ago

    Let me get this right.

    The masses have been told that the almighty and perfect creator created man and gave him free will to choose. God who can anticipate everything also willed that man to be imperfect. Then when man makes a free choice due to his imperfection, the almighty, all knowing and perfect God gets offended.

    Then God, the perfect creator, almighty one, needs the help the help of another person, an innocent man to die cruelly to save God's own creation, mankind. This other person, Jesus who is totally innocent has to pay a very high price to solve the problem caused by God's own creation.

    And then even after the spilling the innocent blood of Jesus, the problem is still not fixed. Man's free choice and imperfection all permitted by God, is still a problem. Look at the world today. God's solution to save mankind was not effective in solving the problem. Jesus was incapable from saving God's own creation. Look at the world today!

    Man is still behaving exactly what God created him to be. That is man is imperfect.

    It is normal for industrial manufacturing processes to have a success rate of 97%. These processes are designed and worked by humans. If God's solution is not working  than it seems we better teach God how to create things. Look at the world he created and his success rate on humans seem to 20% at best. And he is still keeps on creating human that need to be saved!  God's solution and the suffering of Jesus is less effective than what man can achieve.

    Is God behaving like a sane, almighty, all knowing, fair and perfect creator?

    Or is there a better explanation then what the masses are told. I believe something else is going on here.

  9. illeagle profile image61
    illeagleposted 12 years ago

    If you were an Old Testament Jew and believed that you had to sacrifice an animal to re-establish your relationship with your God whenever you broke His rules, then you could more easily accept that a human sacrifice could be sufficient to pardon you from all of your sins forever. If you never believed in the whole sacrifice to atone for sins thing, then it won't have much meaning to you. The Truth is the only authority.

  10. Nicola Tweedie profile image60
    Nicola Tweedieposted 10 years ago

    I've been thinking about this a lot. I don't know how people work out that Jesus dying, helps anything at all. People were kind and compassionate, and cruel and malevolent, before his death and afterwards. I don't think people have, overall, got any better at being good to themselves or each other. His death doesn't make it any easier for me to be good. And it doesn't lessen the bad effect of other people on me.
    It may be an example of the way that bad things happen, and the way that when groups of people get together, they often make bad decisions. In which case, I think it says more about the fallibility of people when they have power than anything to do with wiping sin. In fact, I think the very opposite - that it was God's way of saying "look what happens when the powerful fear losing their power"...but "the christian church" would never have that...it has always been in it for the maximum power it can hold over everyone else.

  11. exceedingfaith profile image60
    exceedingfaithposted 9 years ago

    The work Jesus did on the cross was a work of substitution. Just like a substitute in a sports game like football, who trades places in the game with another player, so Jesus traded places with us.

    The Bible shows that the price for sin is death. This is spiritual death, not just physical, which produces separation from God.

    When man sinned in Genesis, through Adam and Eve, mankind was transferred from the Kingdom of God into the kingdom of darkness, giving satan dominion over the human race and introducing death into God's creation.

    God knew that the only option to open the way back into His kingdom for mankind was for someone to pay the price for sin, taking man's place.

    As our substitute in death, Jesus traded places with us, taking the punishment for sin that was ours to take.

    However God does not force any human being to accept the work that Jesus did, which is why you have a choice whether to accept what Jesus did for you or to pay the price yourself.

    By placing your faith in Jesus, you accept what He did for you and are transferred from darkness back into light.

    The key is understanding the principle of substitution

  12. celafoe profile image55
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    From the mouth of Jesus. 
    John 10:10  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

    Jesus did not die for our sins, He died to defeat the death that Adam brought to us by his disobedience to God and once again make us eligible for eternal life.

    Adam did not impart sin to man.   Adam imparted death.    Man was made in the image of God, who could not die.    But the carnal man  (that free will thing) in man's natural self is a sin nature that even Adam had, he did not bring sin nature on us it was always there or Adam could not have sinned.    The PENALTY given to Adam was he would surely DIE.    He was not supposed to die, he was supposed to obey God and let his sin nature die.

    This is one of the many false doctrines of man that promote the easy gospel of apostate men that are leading so may away from God just as was done at the time of Noah.

    There is only one way to undo your sin and only you can do it.    That is repent and change,    Even Jesus the Son of God and Lord of this age cannot remove unrepented sin.    You must do it.


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