Monday, October 1, 2012

Why Did God Let Jesus Die?

Since God is Jesus' father why did he let his son die on the cross? Why didn't he send angles to rescue his son on the cross?

Good questions. The fact is The Scriptures answered these questions 700 years before the crucifixion of Jesus.

In the prophecy of Isaiah it is written:
"Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him, and cause him to suffer, and through the Lord to make his life an offering for sin." Isaiah 53:10a, NIV.

The Lord had a plan to redeem mankind from sin; it was a costly plan for it meant that the most precious thing in heaven was given to pay for sin- Jesus.

Because God is just, righteous, and fair...
     * Sin had to be paid for.
     * But sinners must have an opportunity for salvation.
     * Salvation must be equally available to all.

The solution
Our Father in Heaven sent his son to be the offering for our sin, because he is also loving. It was His plan all along to provide salvation by paying the price for our sins.

It was not a token payment; God did not hold back any of the wrath of judgment mankind deserved, for the verse above says, "It was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer." Every penalty for every sin was executed upon Jesus. There is no sin ever committed by any person that was not paid for in the body and blood of Jesus.

This offering is the most unique in history for the Lord himself becomes the offering. Never was an offering so satisfactory to the requirements of God's holy standard, the evidence is that the one sacrificed returned from the grave. This proves that of all the sacrifices ever offered this one is uniquely acceptable and totally sufficient to cover sins.

Because Jesus did the required deed on our behalf salvation is available to any who believe.

The question each one of us must ask is not why did the Father leave Jesus on the cross but why do we not respond to his sacrifice with faith, love and obedience.

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