Monday, December 22, 2014

Forgive, or Jesus?

The idea that Jesus was supposedly needed to forgive sin is one that doesn't make any sense to me, and it seems that I'm not alone in that thought...
Q: If God really wants us to go to heaven when we die, why did Jesus have to come into the world? Couldn't God have simply given us eternal life, instead of sending Jesus to be born and live and then die? I've never understood this. — Z.L.
Correct, If God really wanted to forgive everyone there is absolutely no need for Jesus. The only reason that makes sense is that genuine forgiveness isn't the goal, but blind obedience.
A: One reason God sent Jesus Christ into the world was so we could know — really know — what God is like. How else would we know God loves us or wants to take us to Heaven when we die?
The same way he supposedly communicated with humanity throughout the Bible... with prophets. Or there's even a much simpler way. He could just communicate with us directly.
But the main reason Jesus Christ came into the world was to do for us what we could never do for ourselves: save us from our sins. How can we be made pure in the eyes of God?
This is why Jesus Christ came into the world. Only God can cleanse us of sin; we can't do it ourselves. And God made this possible by sending Jesus to live among us.
So Billy just read the letter and ignored  the very question it was asking? Even though ZL points out that Jesus wasn't needed, Billy simply says that he was and leaves it at that. But the point is that it doesn't make any sense. God created sin and decided to make it a roadblock to Heaven. It is said that he wants to forgive sin, and that he is all-powerful. If that is the case, he is able to just forgive sins without any need for Jesus. And that's the point. Jesus' supposed life, death and resurrection were all 100% pointless.

-Brain Hulk

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