This quote speaks of God choosing Jesus as a human sacrifice to take our just punishment for our sins. Dogma says that we cannot redeem ourselves from God condemnation. 1Peter 1:20 0 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
The above quote shows this as Gods first actual judgement as judge and shows the setting and accepting of a bribe or human sacrifice to corrupt his justice. That justice usually stated that only the punishment of the guilty was acceptable to justice and that it would be unjust to punish the innocent. The corruption of God’s usual justice is what the bribe or sacrifice of Jesus bought. Injustice.
Recognizing that by whatever name you would use, sacrifice, ransom, bribe or payment, would you say such an immoral request and legal injustice would most likely be demanded by a God or by a Satan?
If punishing the innocent is not a just and moral thing to do, I would say that Satan would be the one to ask or demand such a sacrifice.
That would have Satan ruling heaven and not God as a good God would not do such an immoral thing.
Do you agree that Satan is more likely to ask for us to accept an immoral human sacrifice to bail us out than God would?
If you agree, does that indicate that Satan was ruling in heaven and not God on that day?
The model of God/Jesus, the only perfect lamb of God, and the only man who cannot sin, because he is God as well, we are all born in Original Sin except for him, --- is the model forced upon us. We, apparently, have no other way to atone for our God given sin natures. We must accept the punishment of an innocent man or end in hell and death.
This all because Eve was deceived by a talking serpent, some think Satan, that God put in Eden to insure that Eve was deceived. God had planned for Eve to fail, which is why he had already planned to have Jesus murdered. I say murdered because he had planned that murder even before the potential of the first sin. As you say, ludicrous. I add immoral, which is why I vilify that vile demiurge, Yahweh.
Yahweh’s plan of having another innocent person suffer for the wrongs we have done, --- so that we might escape responsibility for having done them, --- is immoral. This is irrefutable. If that is immoral then we sin if we accept that murder and try to profit from it for our heavenly benefit.
Every justice system tries hard to punish the guilty and here Yahweh think it just to punish the innocent.
You said, “allowing us the ability to be free (if we so choose) from His communion and influence.”
This is false. Born in Original Sin, you cannot be free of God’s condemnation and you must accept and try to profit from Jesus’ murder.