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

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    PurrlieGatesposted 13 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 13 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 image61
    Porshadoxusposted 13 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 image58
    terced ojosposted 13 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 image61
    sharon e dixposted 13 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 image35
    krishubpages123posted 13 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 image60
    eslevy17posted 13 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.

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      exceedingfaithposted 10 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

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      Blahblah1992posted 2 months agoin reply to this

      God created the garden and tested Adam with the tree. Just like His angels were tested. We are all being tested to show to the Lord whether we love Him or not.

      2) that’s not how it works with God. Think of it like this, there’s generational wealth, trauma all kinds of things are passed down and so is sin as well. Sin is generationally passed down so we inherit the evils of our parents and first parents especially. So yes. If it weren’t passed down then you could say I did nothing. But you sin everyday. Your disbelief in God shows this. Because as humans we know there’s someone or something greater than us. We know we are not the be all and end all of life as special as we are.

      3. Jesus dying for us allowed us to enter Heaven. He atones for our sins. He does so much. Him dying gives us the power to be loving and kind. He gives us His Holy Spirit that will lead us to knowledge of the perfection that is God. Also there are a lot of perks in knowing Jesus!

  8. Thesource profile image68
    Thesourceposted 13 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.

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      Blahblah1992posted 2 months agoin reply to this

      My goodness your pride. Forgive me for saying that but you have to have a pretty big ego to think that our machinations are comparable to God who makes flesh, blood and spirit alive!!

      1) God loves us and God being perfect doesn’t need us. Still the reason God gives us free will (because He does interfere on our lives) is because He created us and as His creation He can make us do anything. God can make you go to work, sleep, dance, cry. But because he so loves us He wants us to do these things on our own and come to Him on our own. He doesn’t want robots. To put it in your language, why do you think human beings want AI so badly. So they can reason and help us lead our lives (make our lives easier). So yes God knows the future. He’s almighty. But he wants His creation to love Him in a free and total way without Him forcing us to love us. Where’s the fun in that?

      Jesus wasn’t just an innocent man! He is the second Person of the Trinity. He is infinite. He is eternal. You need to understand Adams sin before you come to your conclusions. Adam willfully disobeyed God and committed the first sin pride. He choose the devil over God who loves him and gave him everything. So yes, God needed a sacrifice and an infinite one too because of the weightiness of the crime.

      3) Man is still behaving as imperfect because the road to Heaven is narrow and only few people find it.

      4) we need saints!!! So if you want the world to become this 97% success rate just strive for sainthood!

  9. illeagle profile image61
    illeagleposted 13 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 image61
    Nicola Tweedieposted 11 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.

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    exceedingfaithposted 10 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 image53
    celafoeposted 6 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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    jar1437posted 5 months ago

    Christianity is founded on the belief that Jesus Christ died for us and rose again on the third day. The Messiah’s death is so fundamental to the Christian faith that the Cross has been adopted as the identifying mark of Christianity.

    For thousands of years, the Cross has adorned the steeples of churches as a beacon of hope, silently bearing witness to Jesus’s incredible sacrifice on our behalf.

    Our Heavenly Father has provided us abundant opportunities to learn the meaning behind the Cross and what Jesus’s death accomplished for every person.

    The Gospel has been radiating the warmth of God’s love, reassuring humanity that He cares for our well-being.

    But how many have taken the time to think about why Jesus would die for us?  How many have pondered over the incredible concept of a crucified  Saviour? How many have sought God to understand who He is and what He did for us?

    Following are ten reasons why our Lord Jesus Christ died for us:

    1) To save us from the curse of the law.

    2) To take the punishment for our sins.

    3) To forgive our sins.

    4) To reconcile us back to God and make us appear Holy before Him.

    5)  To become our mediator/intercessor/High Priest.

    6)  To awaken us from Spiritual Death.

    7)  To give us eternal life.

    8)  To defeat Satan.

    9)  To reveal God’s love for us.

    10)  To save us from God’s wrath.

    Read the detailed article at:
    Why Did Jesus Die For Us?

  14. Kobby95 profile image88
    Kobby95posted 5 months ago

    Jesus did NOT come to die for our sins. He came to LIVE in order to teach man the way of righteousness—by his word and his life.

    "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)
    If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." (Luke 9:23)

    His death came about only as a consequence of opposition to his message. Every true Prophet or Messenger of God faces opposition from the people at some point in his mission.

    "Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar." (Matthew 23:34-35)


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