Why would an all powerful god send an innocent person to suffer so that we can be saved? If he is all powerful he could have saved us another way. A more humane way maybe? Its silly to believe the bible because its full of problems for the rational mind. But not too many people are rational about religion. Thats why they pray when disaster strikes. You actually pray instead of doing something when disaster strikes and if that works that means that god allready knew about the disaster yet he decided that if a certain amount of people dont pray then he isnt going to help the victims of this disaster. Grow up and stop acting like children you religious nuts.
If the Christian's god is to be a ruler over mankind, he can't very well rule without laws. And if laws are truly just, and the deity is truly just, a just ruler can't very well go about with no intention of enforcing just laws. And if the just punishment for disobedience to the just laws is death, then the law-breaker must die. But if a judge wishes to extend mercy to a law breaker, and yet uphold the righteousness of the laws, he can't very well let the offender go scott-free. There must be a substitute life to sacrifice on behalf of the law-breaker...A life which is not already guilty of breaking the laws...Otherwise its no sacrifice because the life of the guilty is already required to die. And that's where Jesus steps in...
"Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all."
In my belief, Jesus came to the earth as a messenger of god. Jesus brought the word of god an taught. In my religion we believe that manifestations/messengers come when the people are in a time where they need to be taught by god and are ready for new teachings. Therefore (based on my belief) Jesus was just a messenger of god bringing teachings and if you look in history, you will find that prophets are often resisted and killed because they bring new teachings that are difficult to grasp with the populations current knowledge.
Christianity is BS because everything in the bible makes no sense, has fabrications, and just makes no sense.
It is a very narcissist book, where humans are what God only cares about, not the animals and not the aliens, and also it is there to control people.
It's all about starting off as a church to make money, then when in power, they control people.
If "He" cannot break his own laws then a sacrifice as recorded throughout the Torah would be required to cleanse person's of their sins. Jesus simply acts as the ultimate sacrifice, the blood of a man, sinless and pure, to act as the soul which grants salvation to the sinner by means of being the ultimate sacrifice which cannot be surpassed. Rendering all lesser sacrifices unnecessary.
Jesus never completed the prophecies like returning the jews back to Israel, and rebuilding the temple. All he completed was being jewish, and he was allegedly descendant of king david. Therefore he isn't the messiah, because he failed miserably at completing the prophecies and he died just like it is written for false prophets. G-d never requires the messiah to die, or require anyone to believe in him. And the 5 books of moses specifically says not to add or change it. It made this point very clear.
He sent his only begotten sun to die for our sins.
He died so that we may live again.
There are very detailed books about this and why this had to happen.
It's not that "God sent an innocent man to suffer and die" it is that Jesus CHOSE to do it for us. God did not ask him to, Jesus volunteered.
How did Jesus die? He didn't die from a Lightning Bolt from god. He died from the Romans and Jews that thought he was a liar, deceiver, and a heretic. Though he actually didn't die though. He became a zombie three days later with 500 people watching. He went back to heaven.
All power does not equate to magic or tyranny. That a judge in a courtroom has all the power to preside over a case doesn't automatically mean that the judge would dismiss due process.
Jesus was the promised messiah. He was also destined to become the ultimate sacrifice and example in order to establish a premise for forgiving humans for their sins and the extent of the power of love.
God showed all power in raising Jesus from the dead, so sending Jesus to die for our redemption and then raising him up from the dead indeed verifies that God is all powerful.
To me, what Christianity says about salvation is illogical. If all we have to do to be redeemed is accept that Jesus died for our sins, then it's too easy. I said to myself, "It can't be that simple". Plus if that is the case, does that mean Jerry Sandusky is redeemed if he accepts that?
It is something you should do seeing that the only two options to choose are YES (the green option with the thumb facing up) or No (the red option with the thumb facing down). It is logical, when the two options which can be chosen to answer a question are YES or NO, to make the question a yes or no question. An example of a yes or no question is "Did you think this question through?"