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Because he was the only sinless human, then this way he could be a perfect

May 14 2017 at 5:56 PM
Tomas  (Login TomasSedlacek)

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sacrifice for our sins. So it is not because he was innocent of the crime he was charged of, but he was innocent of all sins.
As Heb. 9:22 tells us "According to the Law, almost everything is purified by blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness".
The Old Testament blood sacrifices required unblemished clean animals, and this pointed forward to the unblemished pure sacrifice of the only sinless human. Without the shedding of his blood there would be no forgiveness of sins. And Jesus was the only sinless human. Babies are not sinless, so they could not be sacrificed, the Old Testament made that very clear. The Canaanites and other nations of the holy land evidently thought that babies are sinless, so they were sacrificing some of them. But it was a great sin. Only Jesus could be sacrificed, he was the only perfect human sacrifice.

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  1. How is it that his death on the cross is a sacrifice for the sin of the world? - Michael on May 15, 2017, 11:36 AM
    1. Because God wanted a perfect sacrifice, and the only sinless human was Christ. - Tomas on May 28, 2017, 1:09 AM
      1. If not of our sins, would Christ have died? - Michael on May 28, 2017, 5:44 AM
        1. Of course if none of us sinned, then Christ would not have had to die for us. - Tomas on Jun 10, 2017, 9:24 PM
      2. Did God violate His own laws written in Deut. 24:16 and Ezek. 18:20? - INCquisitor on May 28, 2017, 4:24 PM
        1. No, he did not. Christ is the head of the church, his body, so he died for his body. - Tomas on Jun 10, 2017, 9:26 PM
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