It's like the drive up at the fast food joint.
You pull up to the microphone, tell them what you plan to eat.
Pull up to the FIRST window, PAY for what you plan to eat.Pull up to the SECOND window, and receive what you've already paid for.
Jesus ( and the other guys in the Trinity) PLANNED for you to do every last one of those things, and then he PAID for them, and IF you do NOT do them, he's really annoyed, because he died for nothing.
One other possibility is that Jesus did not die for your sins.
And, of course, there is the possibility that Jesus died so as to set up a "Forgiveness Account". just in case somebody in his future DID sin.
Of course, there IS the problem with people claiming that Jesus HAD to die, since no lesser thing could have earned God's forgiveness.
But, the problem with THAT, is the unspoken implication that this INFINITELY WISE God was absolutely TOO F[intercourse]ING STUPID to think up a NON-violent way to forgive sins.
Think about it!
If YOU can forgive someone, without needing one of your children to be slowly tortured to death, why couldn't a GOD???