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Why would Jesus be crucified for our sin?

It is impossible to explain the origin of sin so as to give a reason for its existence.  Yet enough may be understood concerning both the origin and the final disposition of sin, to make fully manifest the justice and benevolence of God in all His dealings with evil.  Nothing is more plainly taught in Scripture than that God was in no wise responsible for the entrance of sin.  Sin is an intruder, for whose presence no reason can be given.  It is mysterious, unaccountable; to excuse it, is to defend it.  Could excuse for it be found, or excuse be shown for its existence, it would cease to be sin.  Our only definition of sin is that given in the worked of God; it is “the transgression of the law;” (1 John 3:4) it is the outworking of a principle at war with the great law of love which is the foundation of the divine government.

Jesus’ death on the cross is a light coming from heaven, for it is there that it shall catch the eye of man.  The cross is in direct line with the shinning of the divine countenances, so that by beholding the cross men may see and know God and Jesus Christ, who had sent.  In beholding God we behold the one who poured out his soul unto death.  In beholding the cross the view is extended to God, and his hatred of sin is discerned.  But while we behold in the cross God’s hatred of sin, we also behold his love for sinners, which is stronger than death.  To the world the cross is the incontrovertible argument that God is truth and light and love.

As I have told you in my previous answer that we all know that Adam sinned and as a result Jesus has to descend to take his place in flesh and blood as John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us?” Rom 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the love of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   If God is only justice then man has no salvation.  Since God is love as in 1 John 4:8-10 “He who does not love does not know God for God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Since God is love and mercy, so He has a plan of salvation to save man from sin.  What must God do?  In order to save man He has to sacrifice His son in order to fulfill His law and justice.  Therefore, Jesus has to die on the cross for us.  Ps 89:14 “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.”

Jesus Christ’s crucifixion is not a misjudgement but a replacement for our sin because of His “love.”  This is the judgment of God in heaven and is different as the judgment on earth.    The earthly judgment is different.  

If Jesus does not die for us, to pay our penalty, then we must die for our sin, we have no salvation.   Eph. 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”  1 Tim 1:15 “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Rom. 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Why don’t we continue to do the same thing on earth, for instance, I commit a sin and somebody else be punished for it in order to continue the biblical holiness?

Today, we don’t have to do this anymore.  Somebody else would not need to be punished for someone’s sin.  Jesus Christ died once on the cross and sacrificial is done once and for all.  Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  Today, when somebody commit a sin, all he needs is to repent and pray for forgiveness from God sincerely for his own sin.  God would forgive him as the 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, His is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Isa 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”

However, though the person is being forgiven, he still has to go to prison, if he committed something terrible according to the earthly judgment, which follows the country’s laws.  Just like Timothy Mcwayitts (I might spell his last name wrongly), the man that bombed the Okohoma Federal building and caused so many deaths.  He has to be sentenced to death. “ The penalty of sin is death.”  If a Christian truly repented his sin to God and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savoir and his sins is forgiven by heavenly court but he has to die according to the country law.  He is saved when Jesus comes again the second time.

Every man comes into this world inherit a sinful nature as is written in Ps 51:5 "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me." Rom 5:12 "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.  When the first man, Adam sinned all his descents are under the condemnation of sin are born in sinful flesh and blood. 

Christ is sinless 1 Peter 2:22 "Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth."  I John 3:5 "And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin."

Human condition outside of Christ is death  "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ, Jesus our Lord" Rom 6:23.  In Christ we can be saved.  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

Concerning your information about “Jesus Christ (pbup) never claimed divinity; the Mission of Jesus Christ (pbuh) to fulfill the law; God sent Jesus; Jesus refuted even the remotest suggestion of his divinity; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God.  They are all accurate.  Praise the Lord; you have so much knowledge of Him.  

Concerning the “Trinity” it is true the Bible has not mention even once the word.  However, I hope you understand what I would e-mail to you about the explanation of “Trinity” a term use to describe God’s family – “three in one family.” In my next answer you will receive all the explanation.

Just want to add to your information that Jesus is not only the mightiest Messengers of Allah (swt) as Islam believed.  He is the Son of God, the Savoir for mankind, the Prophet, King in the future as Isa. 9:6 says, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”


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