If "the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin." (New World Translation), Why Did Jesus Have to Pay the Penalty For Sin?
- ?Lv 52 months agoFavorite Answer
The New World Translation is the product of the Watchtower Society for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The answer is that our sin against the infinite, holy God is a crime of infinite proportions. Perfect justice requires an equal punishment for it. Jesus Christ, is the only possible infinite, holy Perfect Sacrifice that satisfies that perfect justice.
Anything less than an infinite, perfect sacrifice does not compensate for an infinite crime. Which is why the Jehovah’s Witnesses are in a real bind claiming that Christ was “just a man.” If He was, then we’re on our own.
- wind riderLv 52 months ago
One created all . It all was lost by one it all was saved by one. Nothing created was created without him from the foundation he was the stone the builders cast out. He is the stone that all is built on. Nothing is written nothing is said or thought without word it is the stone that never changes that all is built on.
- TeeMLv 72 months ago
So that the dead could have a hope of a resurrection.
- JakeLv 42 months ago
To pay the price for our sins owed to Divine Justice which we never could pay.
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- Doug CatholicLv 72 months ago
While death is the universal penalty for sin, in many cases it is simply not enough to pay off the sin debt, we owe to God.
- daylily61Lv 62 months ago
The problem is that your question is based on what the heretical NWT says, instead of a REAL Bible.
We are not ACQUITTED of sins because of Jesus's sacrifice for us. We who believe in Him as God and Savior are seen as JUSTIFIED because of His sacrifice (Luke 18:14, Romans 3:23-30, especially verses 24, 26, 28, Galatians 2:16, 3:6-24).
That is perhaps a subtle difference, but nevertheless an important one. If my sister tells me that she can't pay her electric bill, I can run down to the electric company building and pay it for her. The electric company will then see her bill as PAID--JUSTIFIED IN THE COMPANY'S SIGHT. But that doesn't mean that she was acquitted of the bill. It doesn't mean that she never owed the debt in the first place.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It means "the one who has died to sin" (Romans 6:1-14)
"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" (I Peter 2:24).
- Anonymous2 months ago
If you read the Bible instead of the JW book called the New World Translation you'd understand.
Invisible -- Nobody's saved without repenting.
- 2 months ago
Jesus died for our sins so that we would not have to, the wages of sin is death, someone had to pay. So because He paid for all sin salvation is in Him. Come to Jesus, be born again, and be saved.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
Explained in Isaiah 53 and 1 Cor. 15:1-4.