Why did Jesus die on the cross? Easter, crucifixion, resurrection, Jesus

"Why did Jesus die?"

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.


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Jesus died for each one of us. We have all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There are no exceptions. People lie, steal, kill, fornicate, ignore God, use his name in vain and do much evil. When we do evil, it is called sin and sin must be punished. When a criminal commits a crime, we fully expect him to be punished. Well, each of us is a law breaker. We have repeatedly broken God's holy, righteous laws and we deserve to go to hell. God's word tells us to do what is right. It tells us to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. It also tells us not to lie, steal, kill, fornicate, dishonour our parents and covet other people's things. But look around at society. Men do the opposite of what God says. The television teaches the opposite of what God says. We have all done evil with no exceptions. Whoever you are that is reading this article, you have sinned too. Jesus died to save your soul. You are not just a statistic, just one of billions of people. You are unique and made by God. He is not willing that you should perish. He sent his Son to save your soul.

No rebel is going to make it into God's heaven, not one. Liars, whoremongers, thieves, drunkards, sodomites, adulterers, false prophets, hypocrites, atheists, fake preachers, witches, God haters, and all other rebels are going to go to hell for their sins. All men have sinned and are worthy of hell and the lake of fire.

Jesus came down here to save us from our sins.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Jesus came down here to be the sacrifice for our sins. He came down here to die in our place so that we can be reconciled to God. On the cross, the Lord Jesus Christ shed his precious blood to pay for the sins and transgressions that we have committed. NOTE: THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD ONE TIME--NEVER TO BE REPEATED. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS IS A BLASPHEMY. The following passage is taken from the article, Why did Jesus shed his blood?"


The blood of animals had to be shed over and over, but the blood of Jesus was shed only one time. The Roman Catholic institution teaches that Roman Catholic priests continue to sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ over and over again during the "mass." They teach that the priest turns the wine into the actual blood of Jesus Christ and the bread into his actual body and divinity. This is a blasphemy. They call this abomination, "transubstantiation". There was a time the Roman Catholic institution killed people for rejecting this heresy.


Again, the blood of Jesus was shed one time and it perfected FOR EVER them that are sanctified. The Bible makes it clear that the precious blood of Jesus was shed one time--

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.

Hebrews 7:27 ...this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Hebrews 9:28 ...Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many...

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

The blood of Jesus saves us from both the guilt AND the power of sin. When a person repents of their sins and believes on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and obeys his word, they can live an upright life. They are saved. There is no "purgatory" -- the word "purgatory" is not even in the Bible. The blood of Jesus saves his people.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who was slain for our transgressions. He died as the propitiation for our sins. He was punished in our place. He was the only one qualified to die for us because he is perfect and lived on this earth without sin, the perfect man and God manifested in the flesh. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He took on a body and shed his blood for us, for our sins and transgressions. God knew that we are helpless and beset by sins, but he did not give up on us. He made a way for us to be saved from our sins. There is only ONE way to be saved, and that is through the blood of Jesus and nobody else.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6

God so loved this world that he gave us his perfect, only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay for our sins. The Lord Jesus Christ came down here over 2,000 years ago--we even reckon time based on his birth. His name is Emmanuel which means, "God with us."

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. He was born of a virgin named Mary in Bethlehem in Israel and grew up in Nazareth of Galilee. When he was about thirty years old, he began his public ministry. He taught us about God's requirements, he healed the sick, raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind, opened the ears of the deaf, cleansed lepers, cast out devils, healed people of the palsy, and performed many other miracles. When the Lord Jesus Christ walked on this earth, he taught us to love God and to love one another. He had compassion on the multitudes because they were as sheep having no shepherd. He said that if we wanted to be his disciples, we must take up our cross and follow him. We are to follow his commandments regardless of the cost. The Lord Jesus loved us and left us a perfect example that we should follow in his blessed steps. He was perfect and without sin. His life on the earth is recorded in the gospels of the Authorized Version of the holy scriptures (see Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

Jesus Christ, our Creator (John 1:1-3, 14), left heaven to come down here to die for our sins.

...he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6

It is by the blood of Jesus that we are forgiven by God. And it is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed from our evil ways. When we repent of our sins and believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ we are born again into a new life. We are changed and healed. Whoremongers become saints. Thieves become upright citizens. Drunkards become sober. Liars become honest people. The blood of Jesus changes things, his name be praised. Our precious Lord Jesus Christ was smitten and wounded for us that we might be whole.

...his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men...

Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, was nailed through his hands and his feet to a cross. He bled for us, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. He shed his precious blood as of a Lamb without spot and without blemish. He was the perfect sacrifice and the ONLY one that God will ever accept. Any man that wants to know the true and the living God must go through Jesus Christ. It is Jesus Christ alone that God will accept. We are made accepted by God only through Jesus Christ, the one who gave his life as a ransom for us.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Why did Jesus die? He died to redeem us and ransom us. He died to turn us from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that we might receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in Jesus Christ (ref. Acts 26:18). He died to save us.

Hell is a place prepared for the devil and his angels, but rebels go there too. We have all sinned and deserve to be punished. Our Lord Jesus Christ came to reverse that fearful judgment and he has reversed it over and over again for as many as have called on his precious name. The Lord Jesus Christ was the only one qualified to die for our sins. He is the only perfect man. He is the only one chosen and accepted by God. Jesus came here to die in our place. That is why he came here in the form of a man, so that he could die the death of a man for all mankind. He is the Lamb of God who was slain for the sins of the world.

In the hours leading up to the crucifixion, our Lord was mocked, spat upon, and scourged. He was then led to a place called Calvary to be crucified. As they nailed him to the cross, he said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." As he hung on the cross, the people mocked him and told him to come down if he were the Son of God. He could have come down, but in love he stayed on the cross that we might be saved and born again. Our Lord died on that cross, he did not come down. He finished the work that he came to do and praise God he finished it because I am saved today because of my precious Lord Jesus Christ. The work of the cross was a great work, an effectual work.

After the Lord Jesus Christ died, he was wrapped in linen and laid in a grave. Three days later, he rose from the dead just like he said he would. Before he went to the cross, the Lord Jesus repeatedly told his disciples that he would killed and raised again the third day--

Matthew 20:17-19 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Even the enemies of Jesus, the religious rulers, knew that Jesus had said that he would rise from the dead. Therefore after he died they had soldiers guard his tomb to make sure his body would not leave it. But no man can stop God. Jesus rose from the dead three days later just like he said he would and was seen by over 500 people at one time before he went back to heaven where he came from. He is now seated on the right hand of the throne of God where he ever liveth to make intercession for his people.

After the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, his apostles and disciples turned the world upside down. They were set on fire of the Holy Ghost and preached the word with unction, power, and anointing. They healed the sick and raised the dead and as they were hunted down by their enemies, the word of God spread from Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. It is now 2,000 years later and the blood of Jesus is still saving souls and his people are still witnessing unto him..

Anyone who repents and believes in the blood of Jesus will be born again.

  • REPENT of your sins
  • BELIEVE that Jesus died and shed his blood for your sins
  • Believe that he was buried
  • Believe that he rose again on the third day
  • FOLLOW his word--the Authorized Version (Authorized King James of 1611) of the Bible not the modern Bibles

Repent, believe, and follow his word and you will be saved. If you believe this of a truth you will follow the words of Jesus as they are found in the holy Bible. His commandments are not grievous, they are wonderful, right, and true. If you follow on to know the Lord Jesus Christ, your search for peace will be over because you will know Jesus Christ, the prince of peace. He is the only way to God and he is the Saviour of the world.

Believest thou?

The gospel is the message of Jesus Christ, what he did for us--his death, his burial and his resurrection. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth--to the Jew first and also to the Gentile. For more information on the gospel of Jesus Christ, please see our article entitled, "How to Get to Heaven."

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The Bible teaches that there would be a falling away of the church before the Lord's return. This has happened. These are the times of apostasy. You need to read the Bible for yourself. If you are saved, get yourself an Authorized King James Bible of 1611 with no cross-references or commentaries AND READ IT! The Bible is being tampered with. You can download, print out and bind a good one at this link.] You can find a sound Overview of the Bible at this link.

Those that are searching for the truth may want to visit our index page which contains hundreds of articles on heaven, hell, the Bible, etc. as well as a number of Christian testimonies telling how people got saved by the blood of Jesus.

We now live in the end times and the visible church has by and large fallen away from the faith of Jesus Christ as found in the holy scriptures. I must therefore make the following statement--

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ occurred ONE time--not over and over again as taught by the Roman Catholic institution. In an act of blasphemy called "the mass," the Roman Catholic priest supposedly sacrifices the Lord Jesus Christ on Romish altars. The Roman Catholic institution teaches in its official dogma that the Lord Jesus Christ actually leaves his throne in heaven at the command of the Roman Catholic priest in order to enter into their crackerbread and wine in order to be sacrificed on their altars. They blasphemously say that the crackerbread actually becomes the Lord's body (also containing his divinity) and the wine actually becomes the Lord's blood. They call this heresy "transubstantiation". After the Roman priest performs this blasphemy, he then gives this abomination to Catholics to eat. This is how Catholics supposedly, "receive" Christ.

Christ died ONCE--

Romans 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin ONCE: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was ONCE offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

I Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath ONCE suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

For yet more scriptures showing that Jesus died ONCE, see this article entitled, "The Mass is Blasphemy and Heresy." For those that have questions about John chapter six, you can visit this link. For other errors and blasphemies of the Roman Catholic institution, see, "Roman Catholicism: The Cult of Mary".

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The following is a response to an e-mail I received. The gentleman wanted information concerning the crucifixion and resurrection.

I am very pleased to share with you concerning the crucifixion and the resurrection. The story of the crucifixion and the resurrection is the greatest love story ever.

Jesus came to this earth to die. He performed miracles so that people would know that He is indeed the Son of God, but He came to die. The reason that He died is for our sins. The Bible says that every person in this whole world has sinned. Examples of sin include lying, dishonoring your parents, and bad language. The Bible says that God NEVER sins and that sinners cannot live with Him.

God loves us so much that He came to this earth in the form of a man--Jesus--and died for our sins on a cross--that's the crucifixion. When Jesus was on the cross, He shed His blood to pay for our sins. But He did not remain dead. On the third day, He rose from the dead and was seen by over 500 people before He went back to heaven where He came from--that's the resurrection.

The Bible says that anyone who repents of their sins, believes that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, and gives their life to Jesus will be born-again and saved from hell. Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

When a person becomes a Christian, they are resurrected from their old sinful life to a new life in Jesus. I am a perfect example. I used to do a lot of very evil things. I broke almost every commandment, but when I gave my life to Jesus, He changed me. Now I tell people about Jesus and I have so much peace in my soul. I have been raised from the dead.

I suggest that you read John chapter 14 through chapter 21. If you would like, you can read this on our website at:



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