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Dying on a cross is an accursed death in jewish culture? Why would God let Jesus to die an accursed death?
Christians say that Jesus died on cross and was then resurrected. God's love for Jesus for so great that he couldnt possibly have allowed him to die an accursed death on cross.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think they really should consider it
isn't it more logical to believe that God take him up with him and he will return by God's will,,,,,,,
- happy pilgrimLv 61 decade ago
And God's love for mankind was so great that He had to let Jesus die an accursed death on the cross!
- abby jLv 51 decade ago
"The law of Moses stated that "cursed is any man who hangs upon a tree." It was the lowest curse of the Law. Jesus thus suffered the greatest punishment that could be paid by criminals under the law covenant of Israel. This allowed Jesus to become the stand-in or redeemer for the Jews as well..."
In other words, Jesus, being the only Son of God and sinless, was the only one who could save humanity and purge us from our sin. It has been seen throughout earlier Old Testament history that a completely pure sacrifice was needed to cleanse the people in the eyes of God and renew their ties with Him when they had (as every one has) sinned. Example: Passover. The blood of a pure lamb allowed the family's first born to be spared death. This alluded to the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah. It foreshadowed the greatest sacrifice of all history.
Jesus rose again, conquering death and thus saving us. The miracle was not in the death or the shame and suffering endured for our sake, but in the resurrection and the beauty of the love of God for us all.
And lastly, yes God loves Jesus, but also, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)Source(s): http://www.whyjesusdied.com/q07_ycross.html
- Anonymous5 years ago
God doesn't just make up rules and do anything He pleases. He's holy and good, and the rules for what is and is not good could never have been otherwise. God told the early humans that their only happiness lies in Him, and any other choice would lead them to death and misery. That's not something God could have made otherwise if He felt like it- it's just a simple description of the nature of reality. . . sort of like telling someone that if they jump off a tall building they'll die. But, they chose to go their own way and do their own thing anyway, and, just as He told them, they suffered the consequences for that. God wouldn't be righteous or holy if he simply overlooked that sin and let them do anything they pleased. The penalty for sin is death, and if God is to be just, then that debt must be paid, somehow. But God, being the loving creator that He is, wasn't willing to let that be the end of it. He was willing to pay that price Himself, so that we could be saved from hell. Because if we don't pay the price, then somebody surely must do it in our place. Jesus could do that for us because He never sinned, and therefore he didn't owe a sin debt at all. It's sort of like if you commit a crime and get thrown in jail. The other prisoners are not going to be able to help you post bail. Only somebody who hasn't commited a crime and is therefore not in jail himself will be able to come bail you out. So our sin-debt was paid by Jesus' death, and because of that, we can be right with God again. The righteousness of God is satisfied, and His love for us is proved at the same time.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
God redeemed accursed mankind on the cross, so what's the problem?
- jaguarboyLv 41 decade ago
Read Galations 3; 10 - 14 and it will explain why Jesus had to die that way.
- 1 decade ago
You quite obviously miss the point of the whole process. This is a thing called the 'Paschal Mystery', if you don't have faith, or aren't a believer, it would be pointless explaining it to you.
- ?Lv 61 decade ago
There was no other way to make human thought willingly surrender to the demands of divine Love. This ensured our salvation.
- 1 decade ago
It was allowed as a sacrifice, in order to save man from all of his sins, and to be given a second chance for eternal life.
- Chef BobLv 51 decade ago
but that is how GREAT God is.....
and how GREAT His love is for us....and for YOU!
He DID allow His only Son to be
crucified in our place.
It was the only way we, born sinners, could be saved.