Why is Jesus Christ Called the Sacrificial Offering for Sins?
Sins cannot be destroyed without destroying the entire human race.
What is Sin?
Sin is unrighteous behavior committed in defiance against the laws of God.
Wrongful acts committed against others angers God. This behavior is called sins.
God Requires Blood to Pay for Sins
There were people who once sacrificed animals to pay for their sins, but continued to defy the laws of God.
Because of their behavior, God refused to accept their sacrificial offerings. And wanted instead, one righteous man to die for the sins of the human race or he would destroy all human life. There was no man who had never sinned. The only hope, for the human race existing, was Jesus Christ the Son of God.
He is the mediator between God and Man. It is his blood and body that was sacrificed to pay for sins to give all humans another chance with God since the creation of Adam and Eve, to save man from eternal death.
Source of Scriptures:
1 Timothy 2:5,6 states, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
__ Ellen J. Barrier
More information and a YouTube Video on the suffering of Jesus Christ the Son of God can be viewed here: Why is the Death of Jesus Christ Important to Us?
The Suffering Savior@ http://ellen-lyricsmusicpoems.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-suffering-savior.html
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” ~Muhammad Ali
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us. And if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14 & 1 John 5:15 (King James Bible)
Things we Desire: happiness, good health, prosperity, success
When we closely examine God’s Purpose for our lives, we find that he wants us to be happy, successful and prosperous, and to be in the best of health: those are his blessings with purpose for us. He doesn’t receive glory and honor for his greatness by seeing his people suffer. He has given us many things to use to obtain our desires. He has provided us with talents and educational tools to become successful and prosperous.
Muhammad Ali, who I very much admire for his confidence, has given us some words of wisdom to follow is quoted, “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
Talent and Education: When it comes to competing with the best and brightest in whatever your talent or educational skill is, you have to have the confidence within yourself, that you are able to “Bring it!” I used this term because this is basically, what the writer in this Biblical statement is saying, when he used the term “Take his portion,”
“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power, to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God Ecclesiastes 5:19
God’s Purpose for our Life: Prosperity, good health, success, and happiness
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2
“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24
Riches and Wealth: God has given us talents and educational tools, to obtain riches and wealth. We can take our portion of the good things in life that we are endowed by our inalienable rights from God, if we have the confidence it takes within ourselves, to compete and to succeed, by being willing to fight for them.
___ Ellen J. Barrier