Why the Cross?

Jesus had to die for us, but why did he have to be tortured to death? The penalty for sin is death, not torture. Yes, he was the Lamb of God, but when we look to the animal sacrifices Jesus replaced with his very life’s blood, the animals were killed swiftly and humanely. I’ve heard theologians’ various explanations why, but they contradict each other so all can’t be right. Psalm 22:14-18, Isaiah 52:14 and Isaiah 53:10-12 show what happened was prophesied. God’s thoughts are above our thoughts. Perhaps Jesus’ tortuous death was to relate to what his followers would and did experience throughout the ages. Our anxieties, our griefs and our sufferings are taken up and sanctified in his. Whatever the reason, I know his suffering was done out of love for us. That’s who Jesus is!

One thought on “Why the Cross?

  1. Very good point, I guess we will have to wait for that answer. Thanks Sheila, I always enjoy your messages,

    On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 10:23 AM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: ” Jesus had to die for us, but why did he have to be > tortured to death? The penalty for sin is death, not torture. Yes, he was > the Lamb of God, but when we look to the animal sacrifices Jesus replaced > with his very life’s blood, the animals were killed swi” >

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