Jesus and His Dying
History: Sin goes back to the story of Adam and Eve, which represented original sin and its ramifications. How does this related to Jesus dying for our sins?
Our sins keep us away from God, whereas sin corrupts us. We, as a people and as children of God want to do what we want to do, be what we want to be, etc. in all respects.
We want power, we want wealth, we want so many things for ourselves, are examples and we do NOT take care of what God gives us as gifts, in general. What we DO have are all the things that God does give us.
God wants/desires that we are reunited with God, and it was His son Jesus Christ, who came to Earth to make that reunification possible.
At the time of Jesus, sacrifices were made of perfect animals without blemishes as gifts to God to atone for different sins done by his children.
By coming to Earth as a human being and as a man-God, Jesus reunited us through the ultimate sacrifice with His own life.
In John 3:17, it is stated that “God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world be saved through Him.” To me, that is the reason for the Jesus of that time and of our time today.
He, Jesus, sacrificed Himself and took the punishment for ALL of our sins at once.
The ultimate sacrifice, which satisfied, once and for all, the demands of God’s required justice. In Jesus’s resurrection, we see, good triumph over death, which promises eternal life for all of us.
Through Jesus, we have received the most wonderful gift God could ever give us.
Did Jesus have to die? YES
Did His death by the powers of state and religion have to be done with the excuses given? YES
Do I believe Jesus died for my sins? YES
Do I believe that there is life after earthly/worldly death? YES