Why did Christ Have to die

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Why did Christ Have to die?

It was because of transgression!

Jesus Himself tells us in John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“Sin is transgression of the law” 1 John 3:4, and it was because of sin that Jesus was given to us.

Why did Christ have to dieThe problem with sin is that it has the characteristics of a disease; its nature is to spread and increase, and when Adam was found in transgression he became a law unto himself; the consequences of which were that he became a slave to sin.

Sin therefore became his nature, and as such, his posterity would receive the same nature.

This is the characteristic of sin; it is not the character of God. It was Adam’s sin that caused the blight of death to come upon the human race.

Adam’s descendants therefore could never inherit from him, something that he did not possess, for sin had taken the place of righteousness which he once possessed.

This sinful and rebellious human nature characterises every person that is naturally born on this earth. Therefore the inheritance of Adam’s children would be that of the nature of sin. And it is this disease called sin which has separated all Adam’s children from God.
As a consequence of this, all his descendants are born with inherent propensities to disobedience. His posterity became depraved; for “by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners.” Romans 5:19
Therefore the whole family of Adam must die, because we are now under bondage to the law because of Adam’s transgression.

Fortunately for us: “As by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men to condemnation… even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” Romans 5:12, 18

If the sin of one man can bring all to condemnation, so also might the righteousness of one man bring justification to all who will believe.
Heretofore the death of Christ was required to atone for Adam’s transgression, as it was Adam who brought death upon the human race by transgression; therefore, it could only be by the death of a sinless man that the penalty for sin might be repaid.

And no other man was able to pay that price, but Christ alone.

But why only Jesus?

Because we were all born under condemnation with Adams nature; but the Father of Jesus Christ was the Holy Spirit. He therefore was not born under the same condemnation as we are.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise… she [Mary] was found with child of the Holy Ghost… for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 1:18, 20

Therefore the nature of Christ was not defiled by Adams transgression.

The danger with men is that we tend to adopt a far too narrow and too shallow view of the law; and do not exalt it as high as it truly is.

Christ’ mission was to “magnify the law, and make it honorable.” He did not make it larger than it was before, but exhibited it in His life, so that its hidden beauties might stand out prominent. He was the living embodiment of the law. The one who studies the character of Christ with a longing desire and an earnest purpose to emulate it, is studying the deep things of God,-the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,-that are hidden in Him. As we grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we learn that the greatest things in the law are those things which to the natural mind appear trivial, or which do not appear at all; and with the psalmist we cry to the Lord, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Psalm 119:18

God himself could do no more for guilty man than He has done.

But He would not do anything that was unnecessary.

To give up His own Son was a sacrifice that finite mind can never understand; would He have made that sacrifice if man could have been redeemed by any easier way? No!
Indeed; the love of God was no greater than was necessary to satisfy the righteous demands of His broken law.

But that love was infinite; therefore the law itself must be infinite.
The love of God in Christ helps us to understand His law. The law of God, when carefully studied helps us to understand the love of God, for both work together unison, they are one.

The following are some small studies on the subject for the reader if you would like to investigate this matter a little further.
1. Man is unable to save himself from sin and death. Psalm 89:48; 22:29; 1 Kings 8:46; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 8:7; Jeremiah 13:23. 34
2. A new nature must be imparted to man. John 3:3, 5, 6; 2 Peter 1:3, 4; Galatians 6:15; John 10:10.
3. There is only one Savior. Isaiah 43:11; 45:21, 22; Acts 4:10-12.
4. Jesus Christ is an all-sufficient Savior. Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11; Acts 13:23; John 4:42; 1 Timothy 1 1:15; 1 John 4:14; Hebrews 7:25.
5. The provision made for salvation avails for those only who personally, accept Christ, by believing on him. Mark 16:16; John 3:18, 5:24; 1:12; 1 John 5:13; Acts 10:43; 13:39; Romans 1:16; 3:26; 1 John 5:5.

  1. Otora Duke
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    Amen l have realised that sin keeps us away from God’s face

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