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                            Why Jesus died

Jesus had to die because he was the only Being in the entire universe who, through his sinless, perfect, unblemished sacrifice, could pay the ultimate penalty for sin so that man could be saved. That penalty was separation from God and death.  When man sinned in the garden the “sin-curse” was given to him, and the death penalty pronounced upon all mankind. Romans 6:12 says “Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned”.  So, we see that scripture convicts all under sin, we are all pronounced guilty and separated from God. All mankind descends from Adam, this makes him our federal head… This is why Jesus was an acceptable sacrifice to begin with, it wasn’t because He lived a perfect life (He did) or that He never sinned (He didn’t), it was because He was perfect, set- apart, unblemished, all because Jesus was not one of Adams descendants, He was literally born without that sin-curse or what we call sin nature.  Therefore, when He died, it was accepted by God.  There are two thing that we must understand about this topic.  One, this sin debt was mans to pay.  Man is the one who sinned, it was man that had to pay the debt.  Two, the sacrifice for sin had to be a perfect, unblemished sacrifice.  We both know that there are no perfect humans on the earth.  This is why it is important to understand that Jesus is both man and God.  Only God is perfect and only God could forgive sins.  

Why did Jesus have to die?   Remember, the holy God cannot let sin go unpunished. To bear our own sins would be to suffer God’s judgment in the flames of hell. Praise God, He kept His promise to send and sacrifice the perfect Lamb to bear the sins of those who trust in Him. Jesus had to die because He is the only one who can pay the penalty for our sins.

Why did Jesus have to die? — The promise required an innocent death.  Although God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, He didn’t leave them without hope of reconciliation. He promised He would send a Savior to defeat the serpent (Genesis 3:15). Until then, men would sacrifice innocent lambs, showing their repentance from sin and faith in the future Sacrifice from God who would bear their penalty. God reaffirmed His promise of the Sacrifice with men such as Abraham and Moses. Herein lies the beauty of God’s perfect plan: God Himself provided the only sacrifice (Jesus) who could atone for the sins of His people. God’s perfect Son fulfilled God’s perfect requirement of God’s perfect law. It is perfectly brilliant in its simplicity. “God made Him (Christ), who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Why did Jesus have to die? — The punishment for sin is death. God created earth and man perfect. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s commands, He had to punish them. A judge who pardons lawbreakers isn’t a righteous judge. Likewise, overlooking sin would make the holy God unjust. Death is God’s just consequence for sin. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Even good works cannot make up for wrongs against the holy God. Compared to His goodness, “All our righteousness’s are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6b). Ever since Adam’s sin, every human has been guilty of disobeying God’s righteous laws. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is not just big things like murder or blasphemy, but also includes love of money, hatred of enemies, and deceit of tongue and pride. Because of sin, everyone has deserved death – eternal separation from God in hell.

Lastly, Jesus had to die to fulfill prophecy.  All the way from Genesis 3:15 there have been prophecies concerning to victory of Jesus over Satan and sin.

I hope this answers your questions, I am sorry it took me so long to respond 

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