Wednesday, March 31, 2021

WHY Did JESUS Have to Die?

 


Because GOD loved us:

John 3:16 

King James Version

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.


Apart from GOD's incomparable love for us, what other reasons did Scripture reveal why JESUS offered His life for us?


1. In obedience to God.

Philippians 2:8 (KJV)

8 And being found in fashion as a man, 

he humbled himself, 

and became obedient unto death, 

even the death of the cross.


2. To destroy the devil. 

Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


3. In fulfillment of Scripture. 

Luke 24:46 (KJV)

46 And said unto them, 

Thus it is written, 

and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, 

and to rise from the dead the third day:


4. To reconcile us with God.

1 Peter 3:18 (KJV)

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:


5. To give us eternal life.

Hebrews 9:15 (KJV)

15 And for this cause he is the mediator 

of the new testament, 

that by means of death

for the redemption of the transgressions 

that were under the first testament, 

they which are called might receive 

the promise of eternal inheritance.


6. To die for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6 (KJV)

6 For when we were yet without strength, 

in due time Christ died for the ungodly.


7. To redeem us from our sins.

Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches of his grace;


8. To redeem us from the vain traditional ways of our forefathers.

1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV)

18 Forasmuch as ye know 

that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, 

as silver and gold, 

from your vain conversation 

received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, 

as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:


9. To reveal His power over death.

John 10:17 (KJV)

17 Therefore doth my Father love me

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.


10. To show His love for us.

Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth. 

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins 

in his own blood,


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