Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? - Cross - TouchPoints

Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?

Colossians 2:14He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross.

Christ’s death was necessary to take away the guilty verdict against all sinners and the judgment that was waiting as a result of sin. When you accept his sacrifice, your sins are cancelled.

Romans 6:6Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

Titus 2:14He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right.

Christ’s death on the cross was the only way for you to be saved from the power of sin over your life. Those who believe in Christ and accept his sacrifice are no longer slaves to sin. When you accept Jesus as your Savior, he frees you and cleanses you from sin.

Colossians 1:20and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Christ’s death was the means God used to bring you back to himself—to reconcile you with him and to bring you into intimate fellowship with him.

Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Without Christ’s death on the cross, you would face eternal condemnation and death. But by his cross, Christ offers you the free gift of eternal life. Have you accepted it? It only takes a moment to pray to God, tell him that you realize you are a sinner and need his forgiveness. The moment you do that, you have been set free of sin and given a new life in Christ. Of course, you will continue to face challenges, temptations, and even failure, but you are in a relationship with the one who died and rose again to save you. He will walk with you, guide you, and bring you to eternal life with him.