Why did Jesus offer His life for us?
Here are the SCRIPTURE verses which explain why, taken a phrase at a time, so we may understand better the enormity of each phrase, and of the LORD's sacrifice.
Some may mean the same thing, but I merely loved the different use of words, as you shall soon see.
1. To destroy the devil.
14 Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the same;
that through death he might destroy him
that had the power of death,
that is, the devil;
Hebrews 2:14 (King James Version)
2. In fulfillment of Scripture.
46 And said unto them,
Thus it is written,
and thus it behooved Christ to suffer,
and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luke 24:46 (KJV)
3. To reconcile us with God.
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins,
the just for the unjust,
that he might bring us to God,
being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18 (KJV)
4. To give us eternal life.
15 And for this cause
he is the mediator of the new testament,
that by means of death,
for the redemption of the transgressions
that were under the first testament,
they which are called
might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Hebrews 9:15 (KJV)
5. To die for the ungodly.
6 For when we were yet without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:6 (KJV)
6. To redeem us from our sins.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;
Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)
7. To redeem us from the vain traditional ways of our forefathers.
18 Forasmuch as ye know
that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold,
from your vain conversation
received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV)
8. To resurrect Himself.
17 Therefore doth my Father love me,
because I lay down my life,
that I might take it again.
John 10:17 (KJV)
9. To reveal His power over death.
18 No man taketh it from me,
but I lay it down of myself.
I have power to lay it down,
and I have power to take it again.
This commandment have I received of my Father.
John 10:18 (KJV)
10. To show His love for us.
5 And from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten of the dead,
and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 1:5 (KJV)
(Bible verses from biblegateway.com)
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