The reason is because He knew God had sent Him into the world for one reason: To become the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. The Bible says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us , so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
According to the Gospels, the Sanhedrin, an elite council of priestly and lay elders, arrested Jesus during the Jewish festival of Passover, deeply threatened by his teachings. They dragged him before Pilate to be tried for blasphemy—for claiming, they said, to be King of the Jews.
In the light of the resurrection, then, the general meaning of his death would be that the vicarious suffering and punishment of the man Jesus has robbed death of its character as judg- ment for human existence, and vindicated the hope of man that reaches beyond death .
The Bible tells us that Jesus died and rose again not only so that we could receive forgiveness, but even more so, He died and rose again so that we might have life. It is through His death and resurrection that we receive life.
By his death, which is indeed the one and most true sacrifice offered for us, he purged, abolished and extinguished whatever guilt there was by which the principalities and powers lawfully detained us to pay the penalty. He offered sacrifice for our sins .
We cannot begin to imagine the agony He suffered physically for us, nor are we able to understand the agony He knew in that time as the weight of all the sins of all mankind were laid upon Him. Christ Jesus died for our sins . Why would anyone refuse to trust Him as Lord and Savior?
Nietzsche , as a mid-19th-century German philosopher, first declared God dead in the context of this idealism. He might just as well simultaneously have declared “reason” dead. Indeed, he did just that.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus ‘ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years. They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
The ransom theory of atonement says that Christ liberated humanity from slavery to sin and Satan, and thus death, by giving his own life as a ransom sacrifice to Satan, swapping the life of the perfect ( Jesus ), for the lives of the imperfect (other humans).
There is no salvation without the death and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. While the cross saved us from sin, the Resurrection completed our Salvation. Salvation in Christ means Salvation in all of Christ. This means Salvation does not come with the death of Christ, but also through Resurrection as well .
According to the New Testament, “God raised him from the dead “, he ascended to heaven, to the “right hand of God”, and will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead , the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God.
For Christians, the resurrection is the belief that Jesus came back to life three days after he died on the cross. The Gospel of Luke (24:1–9) explains how Jesus ‘ followers found out that he had been resurrected: On the Sunday after Jesus ‘ death, Jesus ‘ female followers went to visit his tomb.
The Virgin Mary, pregnant with the son of God, would hence have given birth to Jesus nine months later on the winter solstice. From Rome, the Christ’s Nativity celebration spread to other Christian churches to the west and east, and soon most Christians were celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25 .