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Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die that horrible death on the cross?
In the Bible, I read that it is because this was His sacrifice and what it took to save me from my rightful penalty.
God gave Moses the law for living a life worthy of fellowship with Him. Exodus 20:1-17 gives us the Ten Commandments. These are the laws of righteous living. This is the requirement of a Holy God for those who are allowed to be in fellowship with Him.

Reading through the Commandments carefully, makes it obvious that it is impossible to consistantly keep all of them. No one can be that good, all the time. Romans 3:9-20 makes that very clear but also tells me that those laws were given to make me conscious of sin. When I look at what sin is and what holiness is, I realize that I am not the good person I thought I was.

More study tells me what will happen to me, since I donít meet the requirement of righteous living. All horrible punishment...

But in deeper study of Godís word to me, I see the "Good News" that has been woven through the entire Bible. My loving Heavenly Father has provided a way out of my rightful punishment for the sins I have committed.

And with studying the Bible, Godís word to me, I see the amazing changes that have been taking place in me since I believed in Him and His sacrifice for me. I see that I am beginning to experience the eternal life that God promised.
Thatís why Jesus died. He died for me.

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