What part of dying on the cross saves us from sin?

Others have died on a cross and suffered much longer than Jesus did. Even the guys hanging out that day with Jesus had their legs broken because they were still alive and suffering. Jesus was on the cross for 6 hours and died. Did it have to be on a cross? Could we have chosen any form of murder to get the same... show more Others have died on a cross and suffered much longer than Jesus did. Even the guys hanging out that day with Jesus had their legs broken because they were still alive and suffering. Jesus was on the cross for 6 hours and died. Did it have to be on a cross? Could we have chosen any form of murder to get the same results? Could Jesus have killed Himself to save us from sin? Technically Jesus committed suicide because His mission was to kill Himself by putting Himself into harms way. He knew when, where and how He was going to die. Is it the physical death that saves us? Is it what Jesus did in the Spirit that saves us?
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