How did Jesus' death heal the relationship between humans and God? This seems contradictory.?
In the ten commandments, it says 'Do not kill' but killing Jesus made God happy of us? Also, I don't think that, if I was murdered, I would be too pleased with that. Am I missing something or am I just plain confused?
Thank you for the answers. I definitely missed quite a bit. 😅
- SnowbirdLv 62 years ago
You are just plain confused to be honest.
Jesus died on the Cross to atone for our sins and God was in Christ reconciling us to the Father.
When we are born, we are sinners already, born dead in trespasses and sins of Adam (Ephesians 2: 1 & 5)
Therefore we need a Saviour to save us from our sins and reconcile us to the Father.
If Jesus hadn't died for us, would have no Saviour because Jesus is God and He is the only one perfect enough to die for us when we were still His enemies.
God was happy with Jesus for permitting Himself to be crucified for us because He had to go through a lot to do it and it was very painful and hurtful and cruel, but if He hadn't done so, we couldn't be saved, and God loves us so much that it's not His will that anyone perish but that ALL should come to repentance.
- ElleLv 42 years ago
Jesus decided to "take one for the team" if you will. He saved us from burning in hell by offering his life instead. He wanted to.
- 2 years ago
There are a lot of different opinions on this. My opinion is that Jesus had reached a total reconnection with God to the point that the physical body was unimportant and he knew that Spirit can not be harmed. He did nothing in his defense because Spirit needs no defense. He realized that Spirit was his true nature because he was one with God and physical death does not mean the end of life. As far as healing the relation, this has to be done on an individual basis all Jesus can do is help us with this, but we have to be willing to follow and let him lead the way.
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
Jesus' infinite punishment for sin before his arrest made it possible for us to escape punishment for the sins we repent of (regret, give up, and make amends for), and his death and resurrection bring us back into God's presence. Together, they mean that we don't need to be lost to God and miserable forever.
Don't worry about original guilt. If there ever had been any, the atonement of Christ would have destroyed it.
Jesus Christ subordinated his own will to that of God, his father, and suffered the atonement and crucifixion out of love for God and man.
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- Anonymous2 years ago
YOU MUST BE VERY YOUNG BECAUSE YOU CERTAINLY ARE IGNORANT ABOUT THIS
- Bill MacLv 72 years ago
Our sin has kept us separated from the living God. The penalty for our sin is death... of our relationships and our spirit... both with God and with other people. Jesus, through His death, redeemed and saved us from our sin. God's great love, mercy and grace for us all is shown through Jesus dying in our place so that we may live and be forgiven. Jesus, because of who He is and what He has done, has established a new covenant between God and man. Our relationship with God has been restored, and we are now part of His family and Kingdom, and sealed by His Holy Spirit. There is much more to know and learn as we grow in our Spiritual relationship with the living God. This is the "good news", or the "gospel" that Christians want to share. It is our love for God and other people that will keep us from sinning against them, not that anyone is prefect at it.
If you do something wrong to someone and you want to restore the damage your sin has done to your relationship with them, you would sincerely express your regret and ask that they forgive you. It is an act of your love for them. If and when they forgive you, it is an act of their love for you. This does not give license to continue hurting either God or them. You would try, the best that you can and are able, not to do the wrong doing again. Love covers a multitude of sin... John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." Jesus did just that for us all.
I would recommend that you read the books of John and Hebrews in the Bible, the New Testament. It will help you to explore this some more, if that is something you want to do. You can also visit a local church or ask a friend that is a Christian for more information about it as well... they would be more than glad and happy to do this for you. I hope you find this short explanation helpful. May God bless you has you learn more.
- jon pikeLv 72 years ago
It's a fair question. God’s requirement that a sacrifice is necessary to atone for sin is not a rule that He simply “made up.” God’s Law is not something that He arbitrarily created; the Law is an extension of His holy nature. God did not invent morality; He revealed Himself to us, and that revelation of His person is what morality is.
When God said, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), He was not concocting a rule or imposing a new punishment on us; rather, He was revealing to us an unalterable, eternal reality—if you depart from the Sustainer of Life, then you logically cut yourself off from the possibility of a continued Life existence. Those who reject Life only have one other option, and that is Death.
At the cross of Christ, perfect Justice and perfect Mercy meet. Sin and injustice were punished on the cross, with the Son of God receiving the condemnation for sin. It is because the penalty of sin was "satisfied" through Christ’s sacrifice that the Father can extend His mercy to undeserving sinners.
God was just in punishing sin, and He can also justify sinners who receive Christ by faith (Romans 3:26). God’s justice and His mercy were demonstrated by Christ’s crucifixion. At the cross, God’s justice was meted out in full (upon Christ), and God’s mercy was extended in full (to all who believe). God’s perfect mercy was exercised through His perfect justice. And that is how the relationship was able to be restored.
- Anonymous2 years ago
It means that the god of the Christian religion decided that before it could forgive people, someone had to be tortured to death first. Being omnipotent, that was not necessary; it could have forgiven without it (or else it would not be omnipotent). But it *wanted* suffering.
- GmanLv 52 years ago
Jesus gave his life as a ransom for mankind. It's called self-sacrificing love when someone gives their life so other can live.
- 2 years ago
When gods do evil, they get a pass if you believe that nonsense.