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Message 37 of 64 (493197)
01-07-2009 4:43 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Straggler
01-02-2009 7:08 PM

straggler writes:
Why sacrifice? - Why was any of this sacrifice stuff even necessary? If God wants to give man an opportunity for salvation, the opportunity to repent for his 'original sin',
You may notice that a huge part of the Jewish religion was built around the sacrifices of animals by the high priest who's role was to offer them to God to gain forgiveness for the people. Before sin, Adam & Eve had direct contact with God, but after they sinned, that contact was cut off and they became alienated from him.
Essentially, When Adam & Eve rebelled, they gave up their perfect human lives & contact with God leading them to sin and death. That means we are all born into the same condition, except that, we didnt choose this was imposed upon us.
Death is the result of sin, and because we are born in sin, we are also born into death.
Sin is like having a debt, we have no choice but to pay it. And we can only pay for our own individual debt. No other sinful person can pay it for us.
Romans 6:23 'For the wages sin pays is death'
In order to rectify this situation, God provided us with another 'perfect, sinsless' man (Jesus) to pay that debt (death) for us. This is what Jesus did. He offered himself as the 'Ransom Price' on our behalf. By offering God his perfect human life, he Paid the debt for ALL mankind.
Hebrews 9:24-26 'For Christ entered, not into a holy place made with hands, which is a copy of the reality, but into heaven itself, now to appear before the person of God for us. 25Neither is it in order that he should offer himself often, as indeed the high priest enters into the holy place from year to year with blood not his own. 26Otherwise, he would have to suffer often from the founding of the world. But now he has manifested himself once for all time at the conclusion of the systems of things to put sin away through the sacrifice of himself.
stragler writes:
Is the death of Jesus a big deal?
We could say that YES, the sacrifice of Jesus was a big deal because to be released from the debt of sin & eternal death, it was the only way.
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