how does his dying on a cross relieve humans from their sins, exactly? Can someone explain?
- BillLv 61 month ago
it didn't . he died on the cross for one reason only
to show idiots like you that there is a life after death
He stated quite clearly that you will not see it unless you believe in GOD and ask for forgiveness. The was never any mention of dying for sins
- DocLv 61 month ago
In bibical times. It was believed that if you sacrifice a lamb, you could use it's blood to wash away your sins. It was only good for a year. Someone came up with the idea that if you sacrifice something stronger, like god's son , you wash away a lifetime of sin, and save on the cost of lambs
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
Quite simply, it doesn't. That's not mainly what the cross is all about.Source(s): Jesus follower
- Gus DihnLv 61 month ago
The only three possibilities I see are:
1) God is not omnipotent and has rules he must follow
2) God *wanted* torture and bloodshed and hence is not benevolent.
3) the whole story is just nonsense
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Jesus' death and blood is the only acceptable payment for our sins.
Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.
The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death
- JeaLv 71 month ago
I have often asked how killing the most innocent among you takes away your guilt.
They say "goddunnit" then call me names.
- 1 month ago
I've been asking that for years. No real answer.
- Uncle FesterLv 71 month ago
It doesn't really, does it? It just makes them feel more guilty for what they have done. Not only did little Johnny nick those sweets from a shop to satisfy his own greed, but he got god killed as well.
That is the way that Christianity has sold itself over the centuries.
- bender_xr217Lv 71 month ago
You mean you don't kill a person in order to forgive others?
No, I can't explain it because the idea of it is totally absurd.