When reading the Holy Bible there is one question which repeatedly derives in mind, Why Jesus came to earth and died on the cross? Bible undoubtedly proves the Deity of Jesus. When we read the bible it clearly says that “In him Jesus Christ all Godhead bodily lives” (Colossians 2:9). If he was God then what was the reason for his death? Why he sacrificed himself? INTANGIBLE WHAT BEFELLED ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY?
The bible clearly states that God himself came down to earth to save the human race. Why this entire drama took place? Can God Die? He could have sent somebody instead of him.
I would like to give the answer to this question. In my opinion, if God sacrificed himself for the sake of human race that means the felony was so big that no one in the universe could have rectified it or find a permanent solution of the said cause.
I would like to give a small example of it.
We are a stage of the war. Many so-called civilized countries are always looking for a cause to make war. When war took place among two countries United Nation come in between to make a peace. When two families get in conflict the Government counselors try to make peace between them. Or any two religion fights with each other the government of police department tries to make peace among them.
From all these examples it is clear that all Nation, religion, Countries, families, political parties need a mediator to make peace among them when something wrong happens.
WHAT IF WHEN HUMAN RACE HAS CONFLICTED WITH GOD? THEY DISOBEYED GOD AND FLEW AWAY FROM HIM. WHO WILL MAKE PEACE AMONG GOD AND HUMANS? NO ONE ON THIS EARTH CAN BE A HEAVENLY LAWYER AND COUNSELOR.
THAT IS THE REASON GOD HIMSELF CAME DOWN TO EARTH IN THE FORM OF JESUS SO THAT HE CAN MAKE PEACE BETWEEN US.
I thank God for making peace between me and him through Jesus Christ.
IF YOU ARE AWAY FROM GOD IF U THINK THAT YOU CANNOT MAKE PEACE WITH HIM. I SAY YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SHORE. GOD HAS ALREADY MADE EVERYTHING PERFECT THROUGH JESUS.
Let us come back to our main point. Why Jesus Die on the cross?
- TO MAKE PEACE FOR HUMANS
He came to earth and died on the cross to make peace with him. That is what bible clearly says in Hebrew 4:16 – “let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”
- TO REMOVE THE FLAMING SWORD FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN?
When Adam and Eve were thrown out from the Garden of Eden because of their sin God appointed angles with flaming swords so that the Human race couldn’t approach the tree of life. Tree of Life represents the eternity or eternal life in heaven. Because of this flaming sword, humans stopped from being a part of eternity. But Jesus removed this flaming sword through his death on the cross. He opened the gate of heaven for all humans through his blood that is called Salvation.
How Jesus removed the flaming sword. There is one prophecy in the book of Zechariah 13:7 – “Awake O Sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts:”
This prophecy fulfilled on Jesus Christ. When he was dying on the cross the flaming sword fell on him and the flaming sword which stopped the entire human race from entering the paradise removed permanently.
That is why Jesus said to the thief who was dying with him that “Today you will be with me in paradise”.
- TO TAKE BACK THE KEY OF HELL & DEATH
Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, they have lost their all authority and power. Death started reign on them. The Mortal humans started facing death. They came under the authority of Satan.
In Old Testament, many saints prayed to God save them from eternal hell Psalms 49:15-“God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me”. They feared death and hell because there was no hope of death and hell.
But through the death of Christ human race got a victory on hell, death, and sin. They reassigned their authority. As Jesus gained a victory which bible say in Colossians 2:15-“He Spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. So today anybody living in the fear of death and hell I openly say come out of it because the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ got a victory on death and hell. That is why Paul boldly said in 1 Corinthians 15:55-“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory” Hallelujah Jesus through his death brought us victory.
There are more other reason for Jesus to die on the cross. In the later chapter, we will discuss those things.