Why did Jesus Die?

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  • I don't know any Jesus, but all people die. Back to school you go.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    JESUS was the sheep to be scarified for our sins, this seems to have been the over all intent of GOD sending him to be among us!

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  • 1 year ago

    The Bible’s answer

    Jesus died so that humans could have their sins forgiven and receive endless life. (Romans 6:​23; Ephesians 1:7) Jesus’ death also proved that a human can remain loyal to God even when faced with the severest of tests.​—Hebrews 4:​15.

    Consider how the death of one man could accomplish so much.

    Jesus died for “the forgiveness of our sins.”​—Colossians 1:​14.

    The first human, Adam, was created perfect, without sin. However, he chose to disobey God. Adam’s disobedience, or sin, profoundly affected all his descendants. “Through the disobedience of the one man,” the Bible explains, “many were made sinners.”​—Romans 5:​19.

    Jesus was also perfect, but he never sinned. Therefore, he could be “an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 2:2; footnote) Just as Adam’s disobedience contaminated the human family with sin, so Jesus’ death removed the stain of sin from all who exercise faith in him.

    In a sense, Adam sold the human race into sin. Jesus, by willingly dying in our behalf, repurchased humankind as his own. As a result, “if anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, a righteous one.”​—1 John 2:1.

    Jesus died “so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”​—John 3:​16.

    Although Adam was created to live forever, his sin brought upon him the penalty of death. Through Adam, “sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.”​—Romans 5:​12.

    In contrast, Jesus’ death not only removed the blemish of sin but also canceled the death sentence for all who exercise faith in him. The Bible sums up matters this way: “Just as sin ruled as king with death, so also undeserved kindness might rule as king through righteousness leading to everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”​—Romans 5:​21.

    Of course, humans today still have a limited life span. However, God promises that he will grant righteous humans everlasting life and resurrect the dead so that they too can benefit from Jesus’ sacrificial death.​—Psalm 37:29; 1 Corinthians 15:22.

    Jesus “became obedient to the point of death,” thus proving that a human could be faithful to God under any test or trial.​—Philippians 2:8.

    Despite having a perfect mind and body, Adam disobeyed God because he selfishly desired something that did not belong to him. (Genesis 2:​16, 17; 3:6) Later, God’s chief enemy, Satan, suggested that no human would unselfishly obey God, especially if his life were on the line. (Job 2:4) Yet, the perfect man Jesus obeyed God and remained loyal to him, even undergoing a disgraceful and painful death. (Hebrews 7:​26) This completely settled the matter: A human can remain faithful to God under whatever test or trial may be brought upon him.

    Jesus on the torture stake with a robber on each side of him

    Questions about Jesus’ death

    Why did Jesus have to suffer and die to redeem humans? Why didn’t God just cancel the death sentence?

    God’s law states that “the wages sin pays is death.” (Romans 6:​23) Rather than hide this law from Adam, God told him that the penalty for disobedience would be death. (Genesis 3:3) When Adam sinned, God, “who cannot lie,” kept his word. (Titus 1:2) Adam passed on to his descendants not only sin but also the wages of sin​—death.

    Although sinful humans deserve the penalty of death, God extended to them “the riches of his undeserved kindness.” (Ephesians 1:7) His provision to redeem mankind​—sending Jesus as a perfect sacrifice​—was both profoundly just and supremely merciful.

    When did Jesus die?

    Jesus died at “the ninth hour” from sunrise, or at about three o’clock in the afternoon of the Jewish Passover. (Mark 15:33-​37, footnote) That date corresponds to Friday, April 1, 33 C.E., according to modern calendars.

    Where did Jesus die?

    Jesus was executed at “the so-called Skull Place, which is called Golʹgo·tha in Hebrew.” (John 19:17, 18) This site was “outside the city gate” of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day. (Hebrews 13:12) It may have been on a hill, since the Bible says that some observed Jesus’ execution “from a distance.” (Mark 15:40) However, the present location of Golgotha cannot be determined with certainty.

    How did Jesus die?

    Although many believe that Jesus was crucified​—executed on a cross​—the Bible reports: “His own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.” (1 Peter 2:​24, King James Version) Bible writers used two Greek words to refer to the instrument of Jesus’ execution​—stau·rosʹ and xyʹlon. Many scholars have concluded that these words refer to a beam or an upright stake made of one piece of wood.

    How should Jesus’ death be remembered?

    On the night of the annual Jewish Passover, Jesus instituted a simple procedure with his followers and commanded them: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24) Hours later, Jesus was put to death.

    Bible writers compared Jesus to the lamb sacrificed at the Passover. (1 Corinthians 5:7) Just as the Passover celebration reminded the Israelites that they had been freed from slavery, so the Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death reminds Christians that they have been freed from sin and death. The Passover, held on Nisan 14 according to the lunar calendar, was a yearly celebration; the early Christians likewise observed the Memorial once each year.

    Annually, on the date corresponding to Nisan 14, millions of people worldwide commemorate Jesus’ death.

    You and your family are warmly invited to attend the Memorial of Jesus death at a time and location near you. Please copy and paste this link into your web browser and locate the time locally I hope to see you there!


    Memorial Celebration Invitation Friday April 19 2019

    You are warmly invited to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with us.

    No collection. no obligation,just celebration.

    Read about it here:


    Source(s): jw.org
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    • Venni1 year agoReport

      That is a good question! I encourage you to copy and paste this link into your web browser. Follow along in your personal copy of the Bible.


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  • Meg
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Death and old age were not part of God’s original purpose for humans. But Adam sinned against God, and death “entered” the world of mankind through Adam. Jesus Christ was the only ransom to release us from the penalty of death and sin that we inherited from Adam.​

    Romans 6:23:

    “23 For the wages sin pays

    is death, but the gift God

    gives is everlasting life

    by Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    because like today people were jealous of His popularity

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  • 1 year ago

    To save the sins of all mankind

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  • 1 year ago

    He died to take the punishment for our sins upon Himself and to demonstrate to us how much He and His Heavenly Father Loved (agape) us. Satan had lied to Eve telling her that God gave us a commandment not because God loved us but to oppress us. God so loved (agape) the world that He gave His only begotten Son to die for us. Jesus said, "There is no greater love (agape) than to lay down his life for his friends. The Greek word that is translated into the English word love in those scriptures is "agape". The definition of agape is to do what is in the best interests of the other even though it causes the giver suffering.

  • 1 year ago

    Jesus Christ means "Anointed Salvation of Jehovah" His name answers your question - he was anointed by Jehovah to be our salvation from sin. We do have to put faith in him and be obedient to him as our Lord.

    John 3:16,17,36

    16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

    17 For God did not send his Son into the world for him to judge the world, but for the world to be saved through him.

    36 The one who exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; the one who disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.

    Source(s): Memorial Celebration Invitation Friday April 19 2019 You are warmly invited to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with us. No collection. no obligation,just celebration. Read about it here: https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/memorial/
    • pugjw9896
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      (Mark 9:7) And a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud: “This is my Son, the beloved. Listen to him.”

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  • 1 year ago

    If Jesus in fact lived, he died because he lived. Everything dies that lives. That is what Christianity is all about, to cheat death.

    Can you do that? Nope. Death is a reality and should be faced with grace and appreciation for a life well-lived. You will not escape it, no matter what you believe will happen later.

    If that were not the case, why do Christians cry at funerals? They should be rejoicing. Someone else died and is alive in Heaven now. Woohhoo!

  • Pope
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Opened his big mouth, didn't he? Take heed kids, keep your thoughts to yourself.

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    • Jaxson1 year agoReport

      If he had kept his mouth shut and not kept it running against the Roman government, he wouldn't have gotten himself killed! It was his own fault, and that's what he got for it. He made stupid criticism of the Roman's and deservedly got himself killed for it.

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