Why Did Jesus Have To Suffer And Die??
It is a known fact that humans today do not live forever, we are born, live and then come to pass. We do not fear death because our God has promised us a very special promise.
The response God gives to us can be very comforting. YES, there are REAL reason as to why Jesus had to suffer here on Earth, and then die.
What went wrong in the beginning?
First let us take a look at the first 3 chapters of the book of Genesis. They tell of a time when God offered the first humans – Adam and Eve- the possibility to live in a beautiful paradise for eternity. He gave strict commandments on what to do (and not to do) in order to achieve that. But as we all know, that did not plan out the way it was supposed to. Adam and Eve sinned, and so sin came into existence.
“Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” – Romans 5:12
Once Adam sinned, he lost the opportunity of eternal life and eventually died. Because we are his descendants, we inherited sin. This is why we get sick, grow old, and eventually die as well.
Surely, our loving God will do something to remedy this situation, right?
What God WILL Do
Although this made our God very sad, he wasn’t going to stand to watch us live in agony. Romans 6:23 says that “The wages sin pays is death”. God was going to have to erase sin from us, and that is why he sent his Son, Jesus, to accept ‘the wages of sin’ for humanity. This is how it worked:
Because Adam was a perfect man, only another perfect man was needed to be given in order to balance the scales. That man was Jesus himself.
“Just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one person many will be made righteous.” -Romans 5:19
Jesus paid that price, as a perfect man. He gave us another chance to live forever by his side.
Why Did He Have To Die? 🙁
Through Jesus’ sacrifice, God opened up the path to an endless life. John 3:16 states it very clearly:
“God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”
Now you might be thinking, why did Jesus have to suffer and endure so much pain? Well think about it this way, because he did that, he left an extremely fine example of what we should do. He endured all the pain until the very end. That is exactly what we should imitate. In a way, it was him letting us know that the road to everlasting life wouldn’t be easy, but it would be well worth it!