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Why did Jesus die for us?

In this article, we will study ten reasons why Jesus died for us. We will understand why Jesus willingly chose to die for us despite having to suffer incredible risk and pain to Himself.

Join me on this enlightening journey as we explore the depth of Jesus’s love and the transformative power of His sacrifice. I hope this study will enrich your life and help you appreciate how much God loves you!

Introduction

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.

Many ridicule the idea that God would come down to our world and be born as a human. They cannot believe the God of the Universe lived in our world with few material possessions. They think it is beyond His dignity and glory not to have been rich and powerful.

Then there are the atheists, adherents of the modern-day science fiction religion of the evolution theory, who can’t fathom the existence of an all-powerful God, let alone imagine the God of the universe dying for us.

They prefer to trust random chance and put faith in the senseless evolution theory. But they find it hard to accept the death of Jesus, for which we have incredible historical proof.

The scholars, the scientists, the philosophers, and the educated class, with all their boasted wisdom, cannot imagine or comprehend why God would die for humans. Wordly knowledge originates from the wily serpent who promised erroneous knowledge contrary to Godly truth in the garden of Eden.

Satan has filled the minds of people with false theories and principles. He has successfully corrupted human reasoning capabilities with his worldly ideas.

Human intellect, worldly reasoning, and philosophy cannot grasp why a holy and righteous God gave His life as a sacrifice for the sins of an undeserving world.

The death of Jesus sounds irrational and illogical to a sinful mind. Yet Jesus’s death makes a lot of sense and explains many of our world’s problems and moral issues.

Before continuing, please pray to God to open your eyes and mind to this profound and amazing topic. Leave your worldly wisdom and approach this study with the wisdom of God. Let the Spirit of God bless you with this most precious truth!

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:


1 Corinthians 1:18,21;25-28


Ten reasons why Jesus died for us

Jesus had to die to bring us the Gospel

1) Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To save us from the curse of the law

The Bible reveals that our World’s fundamental problem is Sin. We are all guilty, both collectively and individually. Collectively, the whole human race is in rebellion against God, and individually, each one of us has committed sinful acts by breaking God’s law of love.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:23

The Bible defines sin as breaking God’s Holy Law, the Ten Commandments.
The Law of God is the moral standard by which God governs and judges moral beings.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1 John 3:4

God designed the Law for holy beings to remain holy, not for unholy beings to become holy. This is because the Law can only tell you what to do but not how to do it.

The Law can reveal sin, but it cannot cure it. It can only identify an unrighteous person but not restore them to a sinless state. Thus it indirectly condemns and curses the sinner to death.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Romans 3:19

The law serves as a divine mirror, reflecting the world’s guilt before God. It pronounces God’s wrath on humanity. Our unholiness places us beyond the reach of God’s life-sustaining power.

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:20

The curse the law pronounces on us is no ordinary death but everlasting destruction from which there is no coming back.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Galatians 3:13

Fortunately, God loves us and does not want us blotted out of existence. This is why the Heavenly Trio – The Godhead, decided to send Jesus to our lost planet so He could die for us and save us from the curse of the law.

In an act of unparalleled love and sacrifice, Jesus stepped forward as the emissary of humankind, shouldering the immense burden of our transgressions. He willingly accepted the full brunt of the curse and, in return, blessed humanity with the gift of Eternal Life.

He forged a path for the transfer of His righteousness to us, a gift of immeasurable value, forever altering the course of our spiritual journey. This divine exchange, steeped in grace, offers us a beacon of hope and redemption.

The Bible calls Jesus the Second Adam because He undertook the test for humanity, which the first Adam failed. His moral perfection forged a new path to reunite our world with Heaven and reversed the curse that the first Adam initiated.

2) Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To take the punishment for our sins.

Humans have fought as wilful soldiers for Sin in the battle between Good and Evil. According to Romans 6:23, the wages that Sin pays its wilful subjects for offering voluntary services in this fight is eternal death. Paul uses the word ὀψώνιον (opsṓnion), which means a soldier’s pay.

So, indirectly, Sin rewards (punishes) us with death for doing its work against God.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

The punishment for sins involves both physical and spiritual torment so intense and unfathomable that it defies comprehension. The Bible calls it the second death in hell fire, where both the body and soul will be destroyed.

However, we should consider ourselves blessed that Jesus took our sufferings and punishments upon Himself so that we could escape the wrath of God.

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

2 Corinthians 5:14

When Jesus died on the Cross, He died in place of all humans. His dying was as though all of us died along with Him. Just like how Adam made a choice to disobey God and made us all sinners, Jesus became the second Adam, retook the test for humanity, and successfully kept all of God’s commandments.

This is what qualified Jesus to be then able to take our sins upon Himself and die in our place.

The first human representative brought sin and punishment into our world and passed it on to everybody. In contrast, the second human representative removed all the sin and punishment for every person.

Jesus endured immense suffering for our sins because sin cannot go unpunished. He tasted the second death so that we are not eternally destroyed out of existence. Thus, His death was unique, which no other person has ever experienced.

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

Jesus took the punishment for sin on our behalf so that the righteous judgment of God could be satisfied. This is known as substitutionary atonement, which is the central theme of the Bible.

Isaiah 58 provides one of the most detailed descriptions of the punishment Jesus suffered to save us. Jesus’s death on the Cross was the most unique and extraordinary event ever seen in this universe.

It is truly a Godly mystery that the unimaginable pain and agony of humanity’s sinless representative healed our relationship with Heaven and paid the debt and damage that humanity caused.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

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.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53: 5,6,8,10,11,12

Many people think that Jesus was forced against His will to die for us. Or that God was unfair in punishing Jesus for our sins.

But they fail to realize that Jesus willfully died for our sins. He chose to sacrifice His life so that humans could get everlasting life. And His suffering provided a solution to our Sin problem.

People often forget that Jesus is also God, and it was His Moral Law that we had broken. He, along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, decided that a member of the Godhead (the Lord Jesus) would die to atone for our sins.

Jesus wasn’t merely an innocent observer but the very God we had rebelled and offended. Therefore, Him paying the price that His Law required doesn’t break the Law of Justice but upholds it perfectly.

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 10:9-11

3) Why did Jesus die for us – To forgive our sins

This concept of someone dying to save us from our sins is a teaching unique to the Bible alone. It sounds far-fetched and absurd. It does raise eyebrows, yet it is the truth.

Reminds me of the following quote from Mark Twain

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.Mark Twain

God gave the Jews an elaborate system of animal sacrifice and temple services for sin offerings under the Mosaic law for one purpose alone. God wanted to teach the world that sin is exceedingly evil because it required the death of an innocent victim to atone for it.

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission

Hebrews 9:22

Did you think that gold and silver were the most valuable commodities in our world? No, Sin is the most expensive product ever conceived because it required the death of an infinite and everlasting being to repay the debt.

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Peter 1:18-19

The death of Jesus on the Cross proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that God cannot forgive sin without punishment. Trust me, if the solution for Sin was a simple act of forgiving and forgetting the harm done, then God wouldn’t have to come as a mere mortal and die a shameful death!

Redemption is only possible through Jesus and no one else because Jesus is the one who died for us. Thus, it is only Jesus who has the power to forgive our sins.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:7

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy

Mark 2:10

Jesus’s death does not automatically absolve you from your sins. You must claim forgiveness by accepting that He died on the Cross and repent by confessing your sins. God can remove your sins only after you truly repent.

Think of sin like a high-interest loan against your name that you borrowed from an illegal loan shark, which you have never repaid. You have borrowed money (evil) from a bad loan shark (satan) who has set illegal loan terms, ensuring you will never be able to repay the loan. Satan uses his authority to force and threaten you to dedicate your life to sin, thus ensuring you will never be free.

The debt you owe to satan/sin can only be erased by someone who is willing to repay it on your behalf. The terms require it to be paid back with a value far greater than your own soul.

Jesus came as the great creditor who paid your debt owed to sin and satan by sacrificing His own life. However, Jesus can only apply the credit of His righteousness to your account if you genuinely ask Him for it. He can then clear your debt by removing your unholiness and adding His righteousness to your soul’s account.

This is the only way that you can be freed from the death grip that sin and satan have over you.

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Acts 20:28

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

True repentance is the only way that God can erase your sins. And you can then gain eternal life because God has forgiven you.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord./p> Acts 3:19


1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Psalm 32:1-2

4) Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To reconcile us back to God and make us appear Holy before Him.

The Bible tells us that we were enemies of God. This happened because of the fall of humanity in Eden, which made human nature sinful and evil. Sin is anti-God and evokes the worst evil traits and behavior.

Sinful human nature is a breeding ground for hatred, selfishness, violence, greed, corruption, lies, pride, pain, suffering, and unholiness which is contrary to God’s holy and selfless nature.

Our world is opposed to God’s will, which made us His enemies not because God hated us but because we hated God and everything that He represents.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Romans 5:10

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:4

Sin has so degraded us that every natural thought that emanates from the human mind is to gratify self and cause harm to others. Read about the wars and bloodshed in human history and the ones happening now.

Does it look like a paradise? Of course not, because it has drifted far from the peaceful place it used to be. We are stuck in this miserable existence because our world is isolated and estranged from our Creator, the source of all good.

If not for the righteous deeds of our Messiah, Jesus Christ, God would have destroyed our world a long time ago. Jesus, through His death, reestablished the broken relationship between Heaven and Earth. He broke the hostility and healed the rift that separated us from God.

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Ephesians 2:13-16

Jesus became a human to reunite humanity back to God. He did this by leading a perfect, sinless, and holy life. He broke the chains of enmity and reconnected us back to the source of power and peace.

20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Colossians 1:20-22

God the Father did not wait for us to come to Him; instead, He reached out to us by initiating the plan of salvation. He sent His Son, Jesus, through whom He worked tirelessly to bring us back into His family.

God didn’t accuse or punish us for our sins. Rather, He sent Jesus to die for us and reinstated us back as His children.

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

5. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To be our mediator/intercessor/High Priest

Let us begin by defining these terms:

A mediator facilitates communication between two parties and acts as a go-between to help reconcile differences. The mediator establishes peace and restores a previously good but now broken relationship.

An intercessor offers petitions and supplications on behalf of a guilty party. An intercessor is like an advocate in a court of law who pleads on behalf of a weak defendant to another in a position of authority like a judge.

A high priest was the head of all the priests officiating in the Temple of God in Jerusalem. The role of the high priest involved establishing peace with God. It involved offering sacrifices, interceding by petitioning prayers, and mediating on behalf of sinful Israelites.

Jesus undertook these interconnected roles to obtain salvation for humanity.
This shows how complicated it was to extricate sin from our lives.

According to Hebrews 9:14-15, the perfect life and death of Jesus qualified Him to become the mediator of humanity. His death redeemed us from our transgressions, so His sacrifice was editorial.

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:14-15

John calls Jesus our advocate, who pleads our case before God the Father. The word advocate is translated from the Greek word παράκλητος (paraklētos), i.e., the one who pleads another’s cause, an intercessor.

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1 John 2:1

Paul calls Jesus the mediator between humanity and God in 1 Timothy 2:5. The word mediator is translated from the Greek word μεσίτης (mesitēs)

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 Timothy 2:5,6

In Hebrews 2:17, Jesus is called our High Priest, intercedes, and mediates on our behalf.

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.

Hebrews 2:17

Jesus paid the full price for every person’s sin at the Cross. However, the saving work of Jesus didn’t stop at His death. His sacrifice was the first and most crucial step that paved the way for Him to become our High Priest, Mediator, and Intercessor.

Hebrews 9:24 emphasizes that Jesus is now in Heaven and is appearing as our advocate before God.

Jesus’s death paid the price for our sins, but it doesn’t automatically remove the guilt, accusation, and condemnation from us.

There needs to be a transfer that needs to take place; our sins need to be transferred to Jesus through personal confessions. Jesus will then apply His righteousness to us, thus clearing us of the charges of sin.

Thus, Jesus functions in these reconciliatory and meditorial roles to facilitate us to confess and repent our sins. He can then plead our case to God the Father so that we can be cleansed from our sins.

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Hebrews 9:24

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:34

6. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To awaken us from Spiritual Death

God had warned Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was a test, and Adam’s choice had seismic repercussions on our world.

By wilfully disobeying God, he fundamentally changed human nature. He not only brought physical death into our world, but he cursed humanity with something far more dangerous – spiritual death.

You can read more about this in the article, Paradise Lost.

When God warned Adam that he would die, God was not talking about physical death. We know this because Adam died at the ripe old age of 930 years! Instead, God was telling him that he would suffer spiritual death.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 2:17

What is spiritual death?

Spiritual death is the separation of the human mind from God. It is the degradation of a spiritual human mind into a carnal, sinful mind. Spiritual death leads to the absence of God from our lives.

We were created to live in constant communion with God. His Spirit provides the life force to sustain us and is necessary for our well-being. Sin destroyed the direct communication that we had with God leading to spiritual death.

When a person sins, his mind becomes carnal. The sinful mind hates God and likes to do sinful deeds, which hurts God. It takes the person away from God and makes him a slave of Sin.

The sinful mind can be easily controlled by satan because he can constantly drug the mind with sinful thoughts.

A sinful mind is God’s enemy because it can no longer keep God’s law. The law is important to God since it is the standard by which he measures a person’s righteousness. Because a person with a sinful mind cannot keep God’s law, He will die in the final judgment.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Romans 8:6-7

Paul elaborates on the concept of spiritual death in Ephesians 2:1-3 and Colossians 2:13. He indirectly calls sinners the walking dead – zombies! God doesn’t look at death the way we do;

God calls the physical death that we all experience sleep. Please read the article What happens when we die to learn more about this.

According to the Bible, we were all spiritually dead because of our sins. We are called the children of disobedience who are totally under the control of the prince of darkness. If Jesus had not intervened to save us, we would have all been subjects of God’s wrath because of our disobedient, filthy, and immoral acts.

1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Ephesians 2:1-3


6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Colossians 2:13

Jesus explained in John 4:24 that God is a Spirit. Therefore, the only true way of worshiping Him is through a spiritual mind. The only way for us to get a spiritual mind was if Jesus would die for us. By dying as a sinless human, he could recreate a spiritual mind in every person.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24

Jesus revealed that salvation in God’s kingdom is only possible through a spiritual rebirth. This transformative, ‘born-again’ experience involves the shedding of the earthly, carnal mind and its replacement with a spiritual one.

In John chapter 3, Jesus explained the need for spiritual rebirth to gain eternal life in God’s kingdom.

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5

The death of Jesus provided the transformative power for us to be spiritually reborn again. When Jesus died, humanity died in Him, and when He resurrected, it was Humankind’s spiritual rebirth.

If we truly regret and admit our wrongdoings, God blesses us with the gift of salvation. This act of faith makes us new creatures as we are spiritually reborn again in our minds!

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:5,6,8

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

7. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To give us eternal life.

Read the whole chapter of John 10 and especially the verses John 10:9-11. Here, Jesus explains that He came to Earth and willingly sacrificed His life to save us.

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 10:9-11

Jesus willingly sacrificed Himself for us so that we might gain eternal life through Him. While people often prioritize wealth, fame, and personal pleasures, these hold no significance to God. What truly matters to Him is your soul, as it holds immeasurable value in His eyes.

Jesus said: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:2)

God is more interested in saving our souls and giving us eternal life. He looks at the big picture, as our Creator He knows that there is nothing more important than eternal life.

We were created to live forever, but Sin and satan took away this most valuable possession from us.

No matter how many good works, sacrifices, or rituals we do, we cannot make ourselves holy or sinless. An external influence is required to give us eternal life, and Jesus’s substitutionary atonement was that Divine providence.

Thus, eternal life was only possible as a gift from God, which was made possible through the death of Jesus.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

This is why Jesus said in John 14:6 that He was the only way for us to gain eternal life.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

The Bible clearly states that Jesus is the only source of eternal life. He is the only way to salvation.

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 10:28

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:11

But eternal life is not automatically granted to you just because Jesus died for you. You must claim it by believing in Jesus and the Father who sent Him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 17:3

To gain eternal life, it is essential to believe and trust in what Jesus has done for you, so do not hesitate to claim this gift from God. If you have heard God’s voice today, please accept this grace and be prepared for a life that will never end!

You have to accept the sacrifice of Jesus and have a living relationship with Him to get eternal life.

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:54

8. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To defeat Satan

The first prophecy ever uttered on Earth was just after the fall of Adam and Eve. God spoke those blessed and powerful words recorded in Genesis 3:15.

Jesus promised to come as our human Messiah (seed of the woman) to fight satan and destroy him (bruise his head). However, in this conflict, Jesus would make the ultimate sacrifice for humanity on the cross (you shall bruise his heel). Nearly 6000 years ago, the Bible prophecied that Jesus would have to die to defeat satan.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:15

By killing Jesus on the cross, satan had sealed his own fate. He legally lost possession of humanity and the Earth due to his heinous crime. Jesus, as humanity’s representative, took our sins upon Himself and died, thereby liberating us from both sin and satan’s grasp.

Hebrews 2:14 states that Jesus came in human form and destroyed the power of the devil through His death.

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil

Hebrews 2:14

In John 8:44, Jesus declared satan as a liar and murderer. He is a murderer because he is responsible for the death of humans.

Satan deceived us with his lies and made us his willing slaves by forcing us to lead sinful lives. By obeying him and following his ways, we became his spiritual children.

According to 1 John 3:8, anyone who sins belongs to the devil. Without Jesus’ sacrifice, Satan would have continued to reign over the Earth unhindered, and humanity would be serving him forever.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8

Let us praise and glorify Jesus for taking away our sins and making it possible for us to be forgiven. Jesus’ act made it legally possible for us to break free from Satan’s deadly grasp and become children of God.

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Colossians 1:13-14

9. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To reveal God’s love for us.

The death of Jesus on the Cross is the ultimate demonstration of God’s love for you and me. Jesus said in John 15:13 that He sacrificed his life for us because he considers us His friends.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

God’s love is deep and unfathomable because Jesus died for us even though we were sinners and enemies of God.

It is the greatest expression of love ever witnessed in creation. How many people have you seen who would be willing to die on someone else’s behalf? Maybe a few would venture to die for their close family members or friends.

But how many have died to save their enemies? I have never heard of any example of someone dying to save an enemy. Maybe you might think of a random, odd example.

However, we cannot find any other historical instance of someone who gave up their life for an entire race of people who were ungodly, sinful, undeserving, and filled with hatred towards the very person who would rescue them.

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Romans 5:6-8,10

Imagine relinquishing all your majesty, glory, and power and entering your enemy’s territory to endure pain, shame, and harm. And then to die a shameful, detestable, and dishonorable death at the hands of the very enemy you are trying to save!

What if the person who died for you was also your Creator? What if He was omnipotent and self-sufficient, with no hidden agenda or personal gain in your salvation?

Jesus could have chosen not to die for us, but His great sacrifice demonstrates His unfathomable and unimaginable love for humanity. His love is so profound that even an eternity of reasoning and study would barely scratch the surface!

It is no wonder that Paul exclaimed these marvelous words:

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:31-32,34-35,38-39

The Cross of Christ demonstrates perfect love, which is heavenly, supernatural, and unlike anything we have experienced on Earth. This love is selfless, unconditional, and unchangeable. Jesus died for us because He loves us more than He cares about Himself!

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:16-17

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:9-10

10. Why did Jesus Christ die for us – To save us from God’s wrath

God’s wrath is His righteous judgment against sin and sinners. All people will be judged according to their deeds on the day of wrath appointed by God. Those found to be unrighteous will be destroyed in the lake of hell fire, where both body and soul will be destroyed.

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

Romans 2:5-6

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Matthew 25:41

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10:28

The ungodly will suffer a terrible and painful price for their sinful acts. It is important to note that God doesn’t take pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, it pains His heart that the souls He created will be lost forever.

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

Ezekiel 18:23

God’s wrath is called His ‘strange act’ because He never intended for His creations to be punished with eternal death. He loves all of us and desires eternal life for all. God has never destroyed any of His creations before and never intended this fate should gall upon us. Yet He is a just judge and will punish sinful deeds to maintain harmony in His kingdom.

…he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act

Isaiah 28:21

What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Nahum 1:9

But God is also Merciful and does not want us to perish. To save us, He made a way through which ours sins could be punished, but we could be redeemed. God offered this solution through the crucifixion of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

The Cross displays both the mercy and justice of God. God punished humanity for their sins but did not let His wrath fall on any human. Instead, He let His Son Jesus die for us. This act saved us from God’s wrath and revealed God’s love and mercy toward us.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Thessalonians 5:9

Jesus perfectly obeyed the Law of God, lived a sinless life, and then died for us so that all those who call on the name of Jesus can be saved through His obedience. If we accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ, repent, and ask forgiveness for our sins, we will be considered righteous and holy before God.

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 5:18-19

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:15-16

But unfortunately, a majority of people will not accept Jesus and will not believe in Him, who died for their sins, and hence they will be damned to receive the curse of God because they didn’t accept the sacrifice of the one who took their sins upon Himself.

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:24

Thus by rejecting Jesus, they will have to pay for their sins and will not get eternal life but instead suffer God’s rigtheous anger against ungodliness because the unholy wicked people “believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness”. (2 Thessalonians 2:12)

God’s wrath will destroy the unrighteous children of disobedience because they rejected such an incredible offer of a gift of eternal life because they did not “believe on the Son” and hence “the wrath of God abideth on him”. (John 3:36)

The ones who will be eternally destroyed will face this penalty because they rejected the truth even though the Spirit of God convicted their hearts and minds. As “children of disobedience,” they will receive their well-deserved punishment, which is the “wrath of God” because they “hold the truth in unrighteousness.”

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 1:18

For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Colossians 3:6

Revelation 6:16-17 describes the day when God’s punishment will come against evil people, who will desperately cry for the rocks to fall on them because they will be unable to face Jesus when He comes in His full glory and power to judge.

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Revelation 6:16-17

The question asked in the Bible is, “who shall be able to stand” the furious vengeance and anger that will burn this Earth to destroy all unholiness. All of us were considered children of wrath because of our unrighteousness and inability to meet the moral perfection that God expects.

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others

Ephesians 2:3

However, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 points out that Jesus died and was resurrected as Humankind’s representative so that He could deliver us from this unbearable wrath.

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

According to Romans 5:9, the blood of Jesus will justify all those who accept and are cleansed from sin. Thus, Jesus died to save us from God’s wrath.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Romans 5:9

So please do not reject this great sacrifice that Jesus made on your behalf and accept God’s offer of mercy because He is “longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Conclusion

jesus died and resurrected

The death of Jesus gives us an incredible view of the character of God and His great love for us. It reveals the nature of sin, the reality of God’s law, His hatred towards sin, and His solution to eradicate it.

God was willing to leave the courts of Heaven and accept the baptism of blood to save a perishing race from certain doom. The death of Jesus Christ fully reveals the reality of the Great Controversy between Christ and satan.

It exposes the evil nature of satan and his blood thirst to destroy humanity. It also unmasks his true character and enmity against God. Imagine a created being so dark and wicked that he didn’t have any qualms about killing his own Creator.

Satan lied to us about God’s character and gave us this distorted view where God has been incorrectly represented as the One who has caused evil and suffering in our world.

This adversary is responsible for creating hate for God in the hearts of people. He causes harm and torment but blames it on God.

But the death of Jesus on the Cross debunks his lies and instead reveals to the world God’s infinite love for each one of us.

Jesus’s suffering for humanity’s salvation vindicates God’s character. It justifies God’s righteous dealing with the devil’s rebellion and the absolute perpetuity of God’s law and righteousness.

Study the Cross of Christ, as it will awaken the most profound and most sacred emotions within you that words cannot explain.

For it will reveal the matchless love of the Saviour, which has the power to melt your heart, refine your character, instill selfless love in your heart, and transform your entire being to become a holy and righteous child of God!

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