Here are a few scriptures that explain the ‘reason’ Jesus died on the cross over 2,000 years ago.
•Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him [Jesus] the iniquity of us all.
•John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
•Romans 3:25 God presented Him [Jesus] as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood.
•Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
•1 Corinthians 15:3 …Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.
•2 Corinthians 5:21 God made Him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
•Hebrews 2:17 For this reason He [Jesus] had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.
•Hebrews 9:28 Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.
•1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.
•1 John 2:1-2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
•1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
WHY DID JESUS DIE ON THE CROSS AND RISE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY?
He did it for you!
And me! Thank you Jesus!
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13