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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 7 months ago

How did Jesus dying for our sins save us?

How does that make sense?  Does his dying save a Satan worshiping mass murderer who does not repent?  How does Jesus dying have ANYTHING to do with anyone else?  I think that the followers of Jesus were so shocked that he was crucified like a common criminal and that their faith had been misplaced that they explained it by saying it was somehow for our benefit.  That's how the whole "dying for our sins" myth started.  They thought he was the messiah, but it turned out he did not fit their definition of messiah at all.  But they couldn't accept that they were wrong so they made up the "dying for our sins" theory.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    7 months ago
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    It makes absolutely no sense at all does it? I've heard people keep a straight face whilst they try to “explain” this and it would be easier if they just said, “Because it does!”.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Jesus dying on the cross for our sins makes us savable. However, it is specifically faith in Christ that results in everlasting life (John 3:16).

    Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).

    "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).

  • Hogie
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The Hebrews had 1500 years living with a law that required sacrifices for sins; sins that the blood of animals could not forgive, but only cover, temporarily, and you say the people at the time of Jesus came up with this myth of there being a sacrifice for sin...

    You have a LOT to learn.

  • lillie
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Firstly the Bible does not teach 'automatic salavation'.

    To understand why Christ died for mankind, you have to go back to Eden.

    The first human pair were created perfect and designed to live forever on a paradise earth - that was God's purpose for man.

    However Adam and Eve misused their gift of free will, they sinned and disobeyed God. That sin brought about sickness, old age and eventually death. (Gen 2:17)

    Romans 6:23 - “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    As Adams offspring we are all doomed to a life of imperfection and sin that would end in death.

     In his perfect justice, God determined that Adam and Eve should die for their sins, but we as their offspring were not left without hope. God made a way for us to get out of this predicament. That is where the ransom sacrifice of Jesus comes in. 

    Looking again at Romans 6:23. After mentioning that “the wages sin pays is death,” the verse says: “But the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” So it’s the death of Jesus that opens the way for us to escape from sin and death.

    John 3:16 states - “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.”

    If you would like to learn more about the ransom sacrifice of Jesus and how we can gain everlasting life please visit our website at jw.org

    Source(s): New World Translation Bible Watchtower magazine
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  • 7 months ago

    Jesus' sacrifice opened the gates of heaven, closed since the first sin, giving us the opportunity -- which not all of us take -- to repent of our sins and be given salvation.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • 7 months ago

    MARTYRDOM is often KEY to NOTORIETY: Jesus' death highlighted his message of life and eternal life. JESUS WAS BORN TO TEACH.

    NO ANSWER FROM THE FATHER: When Jesus prayed 3 times in the Garden of Gethsemane and got NO REPLY, he could have desisted or he could have reconsidered Peter's admonishment: When speaking of suffering and dying, Jesus referred to himself as "son of man" because both Jesus and Peter knew that SONS OF GOD DON"T DIE. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    "What the Law could not do, because human nature was weak, God did. He condemned sin in human nature by sending his own Son, who came with a nature like our sinful nature, to do away with sin." (Rom. 8:3) 

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Satan and his demons were judged. long ago.  Their fates are sealed.   The reward of sin is death, since no man can be perfect, so only the death of the True  God acting as the pascal lamb as was done on Egypt saves man.

  • 7 months ago

    As for the "sense", look at Rom. 11:33-36.  But Isaiah 53 and 1 Cor. 15:1-4 deal directly with your question.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    its explained in the text if you read it ... its a 'legal' thing having to do with Gods word ..Gods word can 'not' be changed and mankind was under a curse .. to get around what had been decreed took a 'loophole' .. Christs action fulfilled that .. by one person sinning the whole world came under a curse, so by one 'not under' that curse being 'illegally' put to death, your pathway out of the curse was pur hased for you ...

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