14
Sep

Why Did Jesus Have to Die the Way He Did?


The question on the meaning of Jesus’ death has echoed up and down the centuries. Very recently of course was Mel Gibson’s movie, it’s on the minds of a lot of people. Why did Jesús have to go through this terrible ordeal? Whats the meaning of his death? Let me get at it this way: Jesus comes as a warrior. C.S. Lewis said He came the way he did A little baby, born in a distant outpost of the Roman Empire because he was being snuck clandestinely behind enemy lines. Jesus came as God’s own self but entering into a disfuctional world, a sinful world, and, therefore, as he emerged preaching and teaching and preforming miracles and radiating the divine presence he awakened opposition. And we hear that up and down the gospels, don’t we? At the very beginning he is opposed. Herod tries to stamp him out. And he has to go into exile. From the minute he appears on the public scene, some cheer; others are opposed to him. It comes to its climax, of course, in the Passion. When you read these great Passion narratives in the Gospel, It is as though all forms of human sin and disfunction come to meet him. We hear, for example, of the explicit betrayal of Juda’s. That you would turn your back on your friend and your mentor. But you also see the more subtle forms of resistance and denial. So when Peter denies that he even knows him. When the other disciples fall asleep during his moment of Truth. That sloth in the presence of Good. You also see the great disorder and injustice of the Sanhedrin. You see Pontius Pilate who knows the truth but won’t follow through on it. You see the incredible brutality of the temple guards and the Roman guards as they torture Him and lead Him out to Crucifixion You see something I find maybe even most terrible. Those who would mock Him even as he hangs dying on this instrument of torture. It is as though all of human darkness, all of human sin comes out. It is as though He draws it out by his own goodness and his own perfection and the radiates of his life. And He is overwhelmed by it. Jesus dies, He really dies. Not just apparently. Not just as a play acting. He dies. Crushed by the Evil of the world. Then in the Resurrection God’s love conquers that Evil. He took it on, but then, in the Resurrection, what we see when Jesus says “Shalom!” to those who had abandoned Him; He says “Peace!” to those who had run from Him, those who had fallen asleep in His hour of need. When he says “Shalom!”, it signals that God’s love and forgiveness can swallow up all the sin of the world. What you see in the Cross of Jesus is the sin of the world! The author of Life came, Saint Peter said, and you killed Him! That means that all is not well with us! It means, you can see, in the very wounds of Jesus, the disfunction of the world. But now all that sin, all that disfunction has been swallowed up, has been conquered by ever greater forgiveness of God. And that’s why in Romans Paul can say: “I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor height nor depth any other power can separate us from the love of God!” Paul knows it because we killed God. We threw all the disfunction of the world at God and God still loves us. God can swallow that up in his forgiveness. That is Christianity! And that is why the Cross of Jesus was necessary! That is why the Cross of Jesus saves us! That is why we hold it up on Good Friday and we say: “There is the Cross on which hung the Salvation of the world!” We know that we are saved, we are saved precisely through that terrible Cross.

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100 Comments

  • William Chami says:

    One of my favourite videos by Bishop Barron!

  • Varun Mishra says:

    good video

  • Wesley Chetty says:

    iff baby is a god and he knew his gonna die only to come back 3 days how is this a sacrifice if this baby god lost nothing

  • CJ 1988 says:

    Breathtaking commentary.

  • Steel Nerves says:

    If Jesus atoned for our sin then why are we all not back in the garden of eden. Why is there still sin in the world when the price of sin has been paid for. A very confusing and contradictory theology. Jesus died for our sin yet God seems not to have redeemed mankind for the sin of Adam. Nothing has changed. Whether Jesus did or did not die doesn't matter one bit. It was a wasted death because nothing changed one bit except that from worshipping God, ppl began worshiping Jesus. But if ppl worshipped God before Jesus was born such as Moses and Abraham, then what becomes of them? As no man can enter heaven except through Jesus, but Jesus died later. Is it any wonder ppl leave Christianity for Islam or another religion?

  • stevekap8 says:

    Because he didn't have a choice. Because he was a prisoner being executed.

  • Eric Day says:

    It is amazing how often he references CS Lewis, and Aquinas, two titans along with Augustine, I would have loved to study under this man, he inspires me to want to know even more, always the mark of a great teacher. As to Jesus and God, I have always understood the salvation event to be about penal substitutionary atonement, but there is so much MORE, when you look at in the context of Love,  Bishop Barron, and David Bentley Hart have sort of made me look at it from another perspective, I think maybe a better perspective. A part of me thinks we will never fully understand the comprehensive meaning of the cross.

  • featherinthewind333 says:

    why didnt god just show a vulgar dispaly of his power rather than an oblique sacrifice of his son ?

  • Tricia Monica says:

    Finally! I think i understand.

  • Tom Simonis says:

    Father Barron,

    Thank you for your beautiful videos.

    Perhaps one day, if I behave myself and become more Christlike, I may meet you in the Kingdom of heaven.

    For now, God Bless.

    Thank you again.

    Tom Simonis

  • Nereus says:

    yea but you don't have to be christian yo act as a decent human being and ask forgiveness for being a filthy weak human, you don't need a personified God threatening you to keep judging you all the time from above to be able to recognise your limitations as a human being and ask forgiveness and mean it, to everyone and everything and than die with some decency and at peace..

  • PooleSilly says:

    God right now I lift up everyone who is reading this and lord I pray in Jesus Name that if there is anyone who doesn’t know you or is troubled about their souls reading this then by all means please allow this comment to enlighten their path to draw them to yourself and gloriously be saved from that horrible eternal place called Hell lord that’s my prayer and that’s my hope! I pray that Satan will be completely banned from this comment right now in Jesus Name and Satan only by the authority of Jesus Christ and his word which I stand upon you are completely banned from this comment! I don’t care whether you like it or not I am praying for the lost to get saved and am seeking to completely set fire to your harvest Mr.! you are nothing but a Liar with a capital L the father of Lies!!!!! A cheater! A deceiver! A joker! A murderer! A thief! A stalker! A depressant! And most of all a father of lies low down yellow dog loooooooser! And there's absolutely nothing you're going to say or do that's going to change your future whatsoever! you are going to be cast into the lake of fire where you're going to burn forever and ever and whether you like it or not we are all gods children and praise be to God we won't be joining you……… So in Jesus name I demand and insist that you back away from us entirely leave us all alone get thee behind Jesus and don't come back you hear me? Don't come back ever and in Jesus name be gone forever your father of lies loser! Because you're going to hell! Repeat you're going to hell! And your time is short! Lord again please just reach out to the lost folks that read this comment! Lord if anyone is troubled about their souls then please I beg you may they waste no time commenting back to me so I can show them how to come to know the precious sweet savior Jesus who made it possible to escape the wrath to come! God time is running out and ppl need to respond to the Gospel quickly before it is too late! If Jesus would forsake the 99 sheep go outta his way to still try to save the one remaining lost lamb then can you please use me to reach out to the remaining lost lambs! I want nothing more than to see your wonderful precious and holy name most high and glorified whatever that takes! Lord as your children everyday I ask that you please fill our hearts with much patience grace wisdom strength and obedience to accomplish your perfect will and as we as your children through these dark days seek the bright light of your face May we daily much exalt magnify and glorify high and lift up the king of kings and the Lord of lords much to the fullest extent in all we say and do lord that's my prayer and that's my hope! Please lord again use us and strengthen us to win the lost to you! As always God in the good times you are worthy to be praised and we're going to give you all the glory with thanksgiving in our hearts for you giving us all things to enjoy and in the bad times we're still going to do just the same lord because you are Jehovah Jireh our provider Jehovah Nissi our banner Jehovah Ropheka our healer and the perfect physician Dr. Jesus Christ Jehovah Shalom our wonderful and blessed prince of peace! And the God who comforts us in all of our afflictions! You are the alpha the omega the beginning and the end! The first and the last are you! The absolute timeless God the eternal God the infinite God the Holy God the righteous God the beautiful God the Rose of Sharon the buckler the captain of our soul the dayspring from on high the daystar the bright and morning star the lily of the valley the light of the world! Lord thank you so much for your death on the cross for our sins! Romans 5:8 says God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. And also John 3:16-17 says For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life! For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Yes lord you are worthy of all our praise worship and adoration! Thank you for your unfailing love toward us and for saving our souls from the pits of Hell! And Lord no matter how fiery our trials can become lord just giving you all the praise and thanksgiving will cause us to become overcomers and more than conquerors! And as always no matter how painful or even unbearable our temporary sufferings can become still Romans 8:18 paints just the perfect picture of just how small and temporary our troubles are compared to eternity as it states that our present sufferings are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us! And I also know that 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18 day is coming For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Also 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 tells us that Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. And also Revelation 21:4 day is near and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more crying death sorrow neither shall there be any more pain for all the former things have passed away and all things are new! What a day that will be! When my Jesus I shall see! When I look upon his face! The one who saved me by his grace! When he takes me by the hand and leads me to the promised land! What a day! Glorious day! That will be! Just a few more weary days and then I'll fly away! To that place where Joy shall never end! I'll fly away! I'll fly away oh glory! I'll fly away in the morning! When I die hallelujah by and by! I'll fly away! By and by when the morning comes! When the saints of God are gathered home we will tell the story of how we've overcome! And we'll understand it better by and by! Sing the wondrous love of Jesus! Sing his mercy and his grace! In the mansions bright and blessed! He'll prepare for us a place! When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus! We'll sing and shout the victory! O victory in Jesus! My savior forever! He sought me! And bought me! With his redeeming blood! He loved me ere I knew him! And all my love is due him! He plunged me to victory! Beneath the cleansing flood! And as Titus 2:13 puts it we are waiting for that blessed hope of the glorious appearing of our lord and savior Jesus Christ! I'm kinda homesick for a country to which I've never been before! No sad good byes will there be spoken! And time won't matter anymore! Beluah Land I'm longing for you and someday on thee I'll stand where my home shall be eternal! Beluah Land Sweet Beluah Land!!!! Yes lord what a wonderful beautiful glorious and victorious morning that still lies ahead for all of us who belong to you and are called according to your purpose! Forever all our pain will be forever forgotten ousted and vanished in the presence of our lord and savior Jesus Christ! Yes lord please use these reminders to set all of our minds on things above and not things down here! and finally when all is said and done please just multiply and pour out all on our days ahead with much smiles satisfaction and laughter unimaginable sunshiny happy days and Joy unspeakable! Also please fill each of our cup till it overflows! Finally please just remind us we as brothers and sisters Will be in much prayer for each other love one another dearly and will never give up on one another as long as it takes and I pray all this in his precious and holy name amen…….:-)

  • PooleSilly says:

    I am grateful to say that I am a born again Christian and have been since I was 19…….folks if you don’t know Christ as your savior then it burdens my soul to think that you are headed for a terrible place called Hell where the Bible says the fire is never quenched and the worm dies not! Surely you have heard that in Romans 5:12 it says through one man sin entered the entire world! And you ask the question what is wrong with ppl? Sin is the answer! Ppl don’t have the Holy Spirit indwelt inside of them are lost and need the gift of Salvation! That’s why God sent his only son to live an absolute sinless and perfect life and the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21 He who knew no sin became Sin for us that we would be made his righteousness! The Bible says in 1 John 2:2 he was made to be the propitiation for our sins! And not just for our sins but the sins of the whole world! This means you cannot be good enough to earn your way into Heaven and Christ clearly said in John 14:6 I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the father but through me! Acts 4:12 clearly states that there is no other name given unto Heaven or earth by which we must be saved as there is salvation in no other! Jesus clearly states that there is clearly only one way to Salvation and it’s him that’s it! There is no other way! He bled and died a terrible criminal’s death that he clearly did not deserve but we deserved! God owes us absolutely nothing except death and eternal endless suffering in a burning hell! But he made a way possible so that we can be forgiven for our sins and offenses against him! And if all we do is accept that payment he made on that cruel cross for our sins then we can have our sins forever forgiven and forever escape the wrath of God that is to be poured out upon those who refuse the atonement and finished work of Christ! If anyone is troubled about where they will spend eternity then please by all means comment right back to this so I can show you how you can come to know the savior Jesus Christ have your sins forgiven be born again and escape the wrath of God! God Bless everyone who reads this comment!

  • Robert Light says:

    Jesus died? You can't even prove he ever lived! Your faith is historical but retreats from verification.

  • Li Kris Han Kung Fu says:

    Huh !!! But your god chose to create a universe where he knew all things that have happened including his self inflicted death (suicide) would indeed absolutely happen. Your god chose a universe where he knew that children would be raped and tortured, your god chose to create a universe of suffering when your god could have chosen to create a universe were none of these things would happen. What does this indicate. ? your god likes to know that children will be raped and tortured, likes suffering and he wanted to commit suicide.
    Crazy god = crazy god worshipers.

  • Sammy Sam says:

    Why did God I mean Jesus have to die the way he did?
    I'm guessing givin the time he lived in and the most common form of death, plus it was public, which meant witnesses. This is all a guess since none of us were alive at the time.

  • Glenton Jelbert says:

    This presents the Christus Victor view of atonement. Somewhat similar to J Denny Weaver's Narrative Christus Victor that he presents in his book, The Nonviolent Atonement. The dominant Protestant view is one of Satisfaction Atonement (developed around 1100 CE by Anselm). Particularly penal substitution. Neither really answers the title question of why Jesus had to die the way he did. Whether it was to satisfy God's sense of justice, or as a result of human sin, or as a ransom payment to the devil, it still feels like it is playing with words and symbols.

  • Li Kris Han Kung Fu says:

    You sre the epitome of disfunction Robert Barron. Rehashing this fictional story of violence over and over and with a smile on your face. Your cult is the real enduring sign of wrong doing to humanity .

  • Mr Tibbs says:

    After a lifetime of hearing church leaders and christians attempt to bring me closure as I struggled to deal with this one burning question, you have managed to summarize it with a truth so self evident that I am completely floored by it. You've brought a peace to my heart. Thank you.

  • Kiko pichu says:

    https://youtu.be/BjSio8jur2Y
    Please watch

  • paladin hgwt says:

    So, Jesus let himself get tortured and killed to show us that God is forgiving of the things that we do. We must follow Jesus example of forgivness and obey God's laws to be worthy of a resurrection. This is how I'm interpreting it.

  • bonnie43uk says:

    Here is a question for anyone who feels like answering it. Is free will truly 'free'?, surely if someone offers you a free gift it should be free of any coercion or threat. It seems to me, with Christianity, I'm not free to say "Thanks, but no thanks" and be on my way..it's a little like a Mafia boss asking if you want your shop protected… if I say no, It's pretty clear they are going to see to it that my shop is burned to the ground. I am being forced to accept the offer of Jesus with the threat of hell. I don't see any credible evidence for God, so am I free to go on my way, .. it doesn't as if I am truly free to reject the 'good news'. I am being heavily leaned on.

  • Nicholas Macisco says:

    Hey Mrs. Collins!

  • besourozorah says:

    Thank you Father Barron!

  • Genesis says:

    He didn't have to die. Just a drop of blood or a tear would have saved a 100 worlds because he's God. That's in The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ by St Alphonsus de Liguori (doctor of the church).

  • Ahlam Alselwi says:

    see people! with all my respect to Jesus but "he came out of a woman's vagina!!!!! he was born..he was a fetus in a womb!!!!! How can that be the creator of the heavens and the Earth. JESUS IS LIKE ADAM THEY WERE BORN WITH NO FATHER INTERVENTION!!! THAT DOESN'T MAKE ADAM GOD. Jesus, like Moses was able to perform miracles NOT BECAUSE HE IS GOD, but because he was a prophet of God sent to the israelites who allegedly killed him while he was CRYING on the cross "Oh God, Oh God, why have you forsaken me" my msg to you people wake up and find the truth…don't trade your everlasting possible bliss with everlasting hellfire because associating gods with the ONE true Creator (GOD). Don't trade because you are too proud to admit or seek truth. This is your life and HELL is waiting so are the Heavens!
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  • Andrew Vallot says:

    I am so entirely grateful Jesus took on all sin and died for me. Gratitude. Thank you!

  • dee archives says:

    I needed this today. Brilliant. Here we are again, all the dysfunction and sin being brought forth for it to be reckoned with. Only now, there are many “Jesus’” among us. He shines through in many, who are all facing crucifixion for emulating his light. May we be cleansed of our inequities and washed away of our sins, for we know not what we truly are doing.
    Thank you for sharing

  • Vince Wyn says:

    Blessed Juliana of Liege pray for us

  • L Groot says:

    Because people love sacrifice stuff to fix their problems. Especially animals and in this case a eccentric preacher.
    It’s called scape goating

  • Melissa Verno says:

    Get the fuck outta here. He died because of god's sick twisted fantasy with pain, blood, suffering, and death. And you people actually think that this is something wonderful and awesome?? You people seriously are disgusting and god has you people living in fear to stay on his good side!

  • Lynn Nader says:

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  • Ahlam Alselwi says:

    ohn 5:19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” Here Jesus also says that his powers do not belong to him, and he alone, without the help of God, can do nothing. Again Jesus is denying divine qualities.

    • John 5:30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” Here Jesus also denies any divine qualities. He (Jesus), without God can do nothing.

    • John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” Also, in Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Here Jesus, in the first verse, says that he has a God, and in the second he cries out for his God. Surely God does not have a god. Jesus clearly shows that he has a God and that he is not divine.

    • John 5:37 “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.” Jesus clearly states that no one had even heard God’s voice, and not even seen His shape. This is Jesus talking, his voice heard, and his shape seen by those he is with at the moment, so it cannot be him that he is referring to as the divine character, and that means that they (Jesus and God) are not the same.

    • John 14:28 “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” Here Jesus also says that God is greater than Jesus. Again he is disclaiming divinity.

    • Matthew 19:17 “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” When a man referred to Jesus by good master, Jesus replied to him by saying that there is only one good that is God. If Jesus cannot even claim that he is good, then why should he claim that he is God?

  • white craft says:

    He is a ponzi!

  • Frank Ortolano says:

    Amen brother,

  • Giovic Blanco says:

    remarkable. I´ve heard beautiful things today but this is by far the greatest news anyone can hear. Praise God for his infinite love. Amen.

  • Cara higgs says:

    The greatest brainwashing masterpiece was getting Christian evangelists to support a country that has long declared their saviour Jesus is the anti christ. Anyone who is anti Jesus Christ must be The followers of the actual Antichrist. Why are the evangelicals supporting the enemy of Jesus in Israels doctrines Q!!???. How has no one spotted this blasphemy????!!!!

  • C Chang says:

    I agree with Auditore that Bishop Barron did not answer this question. The video seems to address this question with God's love but huge logic gaps exist between what was said in the video and the question why Jseus has to die. There are infinite number of ways to show God's love without Jesus having to die.

    I think Father Ron's explanation is much better. Copied from"http://ronrolheiser.com/how-jesus-takes-away-the-sin-of-the-world/#.Wua1yIjwaUm:

    Jesus is the lamb of God who takes the sin of the world! That formula, expressed in various ways, lies at the centre of what we believe about Jesus. What is meant by it? How does his sacrificial giving of himself take away our sins? How can one person take sin out of the world?

    In trying to answer that, we should be careful not to fall into a common misunderstanding. Because of certain biblical and doctrinal ways of expressing this, the impression can be given that Jesus’ suffering and death took away the sins of the world by somehow paying off a debt to God, namely, that God took Jesus’ suffering as compensation for our sin – implying that God had lived in anger since Adam’s sin, waiting for someone to adequately pay the debt before that sin could be forgiven. The images and metaphors used to express Jesus’ expiation for sin can, if taken literally, give that impression, but that is not what they mean. What do they mean?

    There is a rich background to this concept: Many pre-Christian cultures had rituals involving a scapegoat. It was not enacted the same way in every place, but in essence it went something like this: At regular intervals, a community would try to purge itself of the evils that were besetting it (divisions, rivalries, jealousies, violence, warfare, theft, anger, murder, and the like) by a ritual designed to take these things out of the community. The ritual went like this: They would take a goat and would, through some symbol (which often included draping the goat in purple and putting a crown of thorns on its head), figuratively load on its back all that they felt was wrong inside of their community. The goat was then driven out into the desert to die. The idea was that the goat was taking the sin of the community away with it. Curiously, this generally had a certain effectiveness. For a time afterward, there would more unity within the group.

    Of course no real transformation took place. Nothing really changed. Jealousies and anger remained as before, even if for a time people were able to live together more harmoniously. A goat, driven into the desert to die, does not take sin out of a community. How then does Jesus, as the lamb slain, take sin out of a community?

    Jesus, as the lamb of God, does not take away the sin of the world by somehow carrying it off so that it is no longer present inside of the community. He takes it away by transforming it, by changing it, by taking it inside of himself and transmuting it. We see examples of this throughout his entire life, although it is most manifest in the love and forgiveness he shows at the time of his death. In simple language, Jesus took away the sin of the community by taking in hatred and giving back love; by taking in anger and giving out graciousness; by taking in envy and giving back blessing; by taking in bitterness and giving out warmth; by taking in pettiness and giving back compassion; he taking in chaos and giving back peace; and by taking in sin and giving back forgiveness.

    This is not an easy thing to do. What comes naturally is to give back in kind: hatred for hatred, anger for anger, coldness for coldness, revenge for hurt. Someone hits us so we hit back. But then sin stays inside of the community and no amount of scapegoating, ritualized in liturgy or otherwise, is of any real value in changing things because we are not transforming anything but are simply acting as conduits, passing on the identical energy that is pressed on to us. Jesus did otherwise. He did not simply pass on what was done to him. Rather he took it in, held it, carried it, transformed it, and eventually gave it back as something else. This is what constitutes the sacrificial part of his love, namely, the excruciatingly pain (ex cruce, from the cross) that he had to undergo in order to take in hatred and give back love. But that is the only way that sin can ever leave a community, someone has to take it in, hold it, carry it, and, through a certain excruciating sacrifice of self, transform it into something else. For this reason Christianity, among all the religions and philosophies of the world, is the only one that worships the scapegoat.

    Moreover this dynamic is not just something we are asked to admire in Jesus. The incarnation is meant to be ongoing. We are asked to continue to give flesh to God, to continue to do what Jesus did. Thus our task too is to help take away the sin of the world. We do this whenever we take in hatred, anger, envy, pettiness, and bitterness, hold them, transmute them, and eventually give them back as love, graciousness, blessing, compassion, warmth, and forgiveness.

  • Ann Lynn says:

    But why? And God forbad human sacrifice so why would he do it himself?

  • Clint says:

    He didn't answer the question. God, I presume, with his infinite power could have absolved man of all sin. Therefore, the human sacrifice of Jesus was unnecessary in my view.

  • Kev Caratacus says:

    Why did he die for us? You dont answer or tell why!
    Did he choose to die ?
    If so isnt that a form of suicide –
    If i wanted to die and i set out to achieve it by annoying the wrong people then its my own doing – its a form of suicide .

  • skillcoiler says:

    The correct answer is if he really existed and really was the "son of god" that HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE AT ALL…. But let's see what this guy has to say.

  • So-And-So says:

    Did he answer the question?

  • Julian Clarke says:

    🌟 This Scripture Proves Also That Christ Only Died for the Nation of Israel Only 🌟

    Caiaphas was NOT An Israelite He was an Edomite an Installed Agent of Rome
    John 11:49– 52

    49) And one of them, named Caiaphas , being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all

    50) Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people , and that the whole nation perish not .

    Caiaphas Was NOT Speaking of Himself*, Note the Scripture below States this fact, He was an Enemy of Israel

    In the Book of John 11, Caiaphas Spoke of the Kingdom of Judah

    51) And this spake he not of himself : but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation ;

    To Prophesied means to read Scriptures form the Book (Bible), thats All

    Verse 51 Caiaphas Spoke of the Nation of Ephraim which is Israel , the Southern Kingdom, the kingdoms were Split in 722BC 2 Kings 17:6,18

    52) And not for that nation only , but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad

    Jeremiah 3:18

    18) In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel , and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.

    Ezekiel 37:22

    22) And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel ; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations , neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all :

    The Hebrew Isrealites of the Bible, God's Chosen are Negroes

    All Praises to the Most High

  • Neo Health says:

    There are some insight here: https://deeptheothoughts.com/2018/06/12/did-jesus-really-die-for-the-sins-of-the-world/

  • tedgrant2 says:

    And it's the only way God knows how to fix problems with his creation.
    Pick up sticks on Saturday and he will kill you.
    Spill your seed on the ground and he will kill you.
    Deny the holy ghost and he will kill you.
    And if that doesn't work, he will kill everybody.
    And after that torture you for ever and ever amen.
    But he loves you.

  • Azeb Habte says:

    God rules: do not be mean no hurting people hope you know to get better 😀

  • tedgrant2 says:

    If Jesus had been sacrificed by priests, cut up, washed, and burnt on a consecrated altar to produce a sweet savour to please God, then I would accept that his death was a sacrifice, as specified exactly by God in Leviticus. The "sacrifice" of Jesus was performed by the wrong people using the wrong methods, so his "sacrifice" was totally unacceptable to God, according to his holy word, that never changes, said Jesus.

  • Jeff Rourke says:

    Very powerful.

  • Pedro Vontreras says:

    What a load of crap jesus want god for god is not of flesh.but of spirit and look what happended after jesus died no more roman empire now is there so yeah dont fuck with god or its creatures or you will judged and punished accordingly

  • The Archivist says:

    I must say Your Excellency, that brought tears to my eyes, not by its delivery (though that was excellent), but in the weight of its truth.

  • steve coley says:

    Metaphysics. Every physical event is a reflection of an invisible metaphysical event. And a picture speaks a thousand words.

    More important than the physical death of Jesus, is the message that the ego must die in order for a heart to grow in it's place.

    More important than David hitting Goliath between the eyes with a stone to kill him…is that our heart can conquer the Goliath ego that exists inside and outside of US.

    This is what the stars in the heavens tells me anyway.

  • Capronice says:

    How do people believe this stuff? Crucifixion is barbaric. This story is gross.

  • in time says:

    Sorry. Still makes no sense:

    “Jesus died. ” is true but only partly.
    For, He rose again.

    ???

    We say of our family members and loved ones that we would die for them in a heartbeat. It holds weight because here on this plain, on earth, we can’t just poof! come right back. Here, to give up your life is final. That is the sacrifice. And the finality of it is what gives it significance.

    I’m not saying what Jesus did doesn’t matter or count. I’m just saying He didn’t die.
    He rose again.
    It’s really more a comma than a period.
    More a nap than a death.

  • Jackson Kozik says:

    this is a good information video

  • Red Vanderbilt says:

    Pure bullshit

  • Eragon Bromsson says:

    But what if there are intelligent species on other planets ? Did they inherited the original sin too even if they are not humans ? Did Jesus die for them too or only for the human race ?

  • Robert Light says:

    GOT PROOF?

  • frank wilkinson says:

    @Bishop Robert Barron
    When God made Adam he first made his body then he made a soul and placed it into him then God breathed life into Adam by placing a spirit into him by way of his nostrils and it was then that Adam took his first breath. When we die the spirit returns to God but our soul sleeps in Sheol. When Jesus died on the cross he found himself in Sheol it was then that he took his first breath as a soul you see the spirit of God had not left his soul giving him power over Angels and Demons and everything that he came encounter with. Jesus was met by two Angels one was a Galgalim and the other was a Servitor. The Galgalim looked like molten gold spinning clockwise and the Servitor was a bright blue. The Galgalim held Jesus in place as the Servitor moved over to Jesus's body making sounds into his head. The sounds are a kind of tool that echo back the entire sum of the testament to your life. When the Servitor angel was finished he then turned to God and gave the Testament. God then ordered him to open a portal for Jesus back to his body. When Jesus saw his body the Galgalim let go of him. The portal to his body remained open and will never close until Jesus re-enters it. Then Jesus walked in sheol for 3 earth days some times he talked to people telling them of his victory and moving the saints to their place in heaven. After this he returned to the place where he died on the cross back to the portal. The portal that he was looking at was open but it was set to his past way back to when he was a child lying in bed asleep. Jesus then fast-forwarded the portal allowing him to see his body lying in the tomb giving him the opportunity to upgrade his body to be more like that of an Angel. When Jesus was done upgrading his body he moved into it thus completing his resurrection. Now I ask you do you know what I am?

  • Val Williams says:

    So…. why did Jesus have to die that way??? He gave a summary but didnt give a explanation …. it's like a distraction of many words…

  • elaine batterbee says:

    Why do some people see Jesus and some people don't why

  • Greg Grimer says:

    This is just a bunch of emotional speculation that does not answer the question.

    You have billions upon billions of galaxies out there visible via the Hubble space telescope. Yet the Creator of all of that matter and the quadrillion stars in the Universe, many with planets spinnjng around them, is "crushed by the sins" of a few people wondering around on one tiny planet on the outer arm just of one of those galaxies spinning around an unremarkable star.

    I really don't see why the heck what people are doing here on earth matters, and why after rising from the dead God disappeared and let us continue sinning another 2000 years.

    If he was crushed then, how crushed is he going to be when he discovers the sins of Bill and Hillary Clinton ?

  • Greg Grimer says:

    We killed God? We couldnt even find Osama Bin Laden for 10 years. How did we kill God? That is impossible. Anyone we can kill would not be God.

  • Danial M says:

    Jesus created human.. and human kill him.. so sad.

  • Adrian metzler-holden says:

    Jesus slicing his own throat is a sacrifice. Others killing him is not his own sacrifice. Get it? He wasn’t volunteering. Further more the whole sacrifice thing is completely worthless if it gets to not be dead after three days. A completely pointless act. Further further more. The brazen bull is a far worse fate others have experienced. So why didn’t god use that on himself for his own errors of inventing a devil. If that’s the only way god can combat his own errors he sucks. And that evil still exists today so was it worthless? Yes. Or the resurrection was the “oops” he should’ve stayed dead in this story. It would make more sense. And last I checked William Wallace got it way worse than crucifixion. Dragged by horses through town, hung till he was almost dead, disembowled, halved and quartered. Tell me that’s not worse then a few hammer and nails on a stick. Oh and William Wallace never came back from the dead, cheating the literal punishment given. This story is erroneous in to many ways to even consider its validity. Or even its worth. Thanx but no thanx Jesus. You keep doing you and I’ll keep doing me. I won’t find myself on a cross but to each their own. Oh wait you didn’t volunteer so it wasn’t a sacrifice.

  • tamika jackson says:

    I remember a story during the days of the when Christ first preached to the Jews and the Jews told the Romans and the Romans Crucified Christ on their Roman Cruifix Cross and called Christ King of the Jews with a thorn crown.
    Then infiltrated Christ teachings of the Sabbath day Saturday and told Christians Sunday and gave Christians their Roman Cruifix Cross a Cross the Roman empire would use on anyone who opposed Roman Laws.

  • tamika jackson says:

    Christ was Ressurrected and came to fullfill the laws of Moses of whom had direct contact with Our Heavenly who wrote the commandments with own hands of a Covenant.

  • Nick Gurr says:

    Why did God die in the form of Jesus? If he's God, surely he doesn't need to sacrifice anything because he's already powerful.

  • Marcus Collins says:

    Last time i checked

    He came back alive 3 days later

    So he didn't die for our "sins"

  • Olaf Perez says:

    A child cannot be born without help from man the sperm bank proves it

  • Prometheus Ancientgod says:

    I think you should listen to yourself.

  • Munaz Munna says:

    God is one it is Allah

  • Arma Geddon says:

    If you're really sincerely after the truth and not blindly stubbornly believing what you believe now, and if you have confusions and doubts deep inside i think you should see this video too. It's the complete opposite of the idea that Jesus is God. Also the ones who has made this video should watch it. You'll see it's more logical, reasonable, rational and everything will fall into place. Because it's all about salvation. Before rejecting it, watch it and if you want you can still reject it. But at least you would know what you are rejecting.
    https://youtu.be/YW99U4JWNE

  • Jess h says:

    Thank you 😊. Happy easter

  • Charnay Turner says:

    ok so question did jesus die so we would have a ticket to heaven I hear a lot of people say "everyone does not make it to heaven" but did jesus suffer so we could have at least a 90% chance of going. I just wanna know before my death comes. I need an answer ASAP!

  • Michael Idarecis says:

    The Romans did not crucify Jesus and here is the proof:

    https://www.quora.com/Were-the-Jews-that-crucified-Jesus-the-Zionists-of-their-day/answer/Michael-Idarecis

  • waterborne says:

    Thank you. This is one of the areas that is hardest to understand – what was God's plan and why did it need a sacrifice?

  • guevara antonnio says:

    jesus died because he wants to show us how terrible people we are, and if we don't change, that is what is waiting for us in the near future.

  • Joana Miranda says:

    We all killed him with our sins … I get it now …. we were the ones who killed him with our sins for he knew all our sins before we were even born

  • Suomi Poika says:

    The wages of sin is DEATH. God is not the god of the dead, but the living. The Son of God Became the Son of Man that the Sons of Men Might Become the Sons of God.

    If you sin, you are dead and if you are dead, you do not have a god. That's why Jesus had to die for our sins. Jesus claimed us with his death, he claimed the people who were doomed from sin. Whoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish. God saved us from ourselves by sending his only son.

  • Zubaier Abrahams says:

    so the almighty God, creator of the worlds, heavens and all living things, sent himself down as Jesus to kill himself for our sins. Jesus knew the plan right coz he is God who was gonna kill himself to forgive us. so why did Jesus pray to himself, God to save him from death like he didnt know the plan. why did God curse Pilot and Judas when they should be honored and praised. surely they were instrumental in Gods plan that led to His own execution to die for our sins. please, no confusing answers. explain to me like im a ten year old. coz im 43 now and dont understand. to me it seems like each father, each preacher, each person trying to explain this devine trinity has a total different interpretation but just the end result is the same, Jesus died for our sins. im not trying to offend anyone, just want a simple answer.

  • Vincent Iormetti says:

    He explained what actually happened but I didn't feel like he covered why he HAD to merit our salvation through crucifixion and not through a snap of his fingers at a safe cozy distance. This vid title was why he died, not how he died -_-

  • Johnhtabuchi Tabuchi says:

    I think the bible says nobody can die for the sins of another..

  • Nik Eren says:

    How can god die? Nonsence

  • Chaos Primordial says:

    Thanatos killed Jesus for being a show off and threw him into Tartarus with his father Zeus.

  • Patricia Crowell says:

    I love your sermons and explanations of faith. Thank you.

  • Killian Miller says:

    And yet, today, we have people who say “god sacrificed himself to himself to save the sinful humans he created from himself.”

  • tamika jackson says:

    The Romans would use the Cruifix Cross on anyone who opposed Roman Laws

  • cool gamer says:

    Why did jesus die got could have just forgiven every one god is suppose to be merciful he does not need any one to die in order for him to for give you that is bs

  • Allahu akbar says:

    illogical

  • amal volgo says:

    Why did jesus died, if he is God?
    Why he was not able to save himself from cruelty of others and death?

  • K. Day says:

    Pure paganism. Jesus was NOT a pagan god-man. Romans 1:3-4.

  • Mark Mywords says:

    Because he was a rebel against Rome. He did not come to start a a new namby pamby religion for the West. (Why start a new religion when the world was about to end as he predicted?) He saw himself as the messiah in the normal Jewish sense who would overthrow the hated Romans and set up the Kingdom of God. His mission failed. Had it not been for St Paul (who reinvented him as a new sky god in his own right) the Jesus movement would have just fizzled out with the Ebionites.

  • Mahamed Kabba Suko says:

    Killed God🤣🤣 by his own creation. Come on man. I still dont get it because if you are saved then what is your porpuse of living this life and then go straigth away to paradise if your sins are forgiven, so you bad actions
    dont matter🤣. Allahi Akbar. Ya'll are clearly lost may Allah guide you.

  • Saophorn Chin says:

    Love god 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Linda Russ says:

    Thank you. This is what I needed to Understand, and as usual, your eminence explained so I could! I am strong willed and always thinking I have to fix all my sins and wrongs. It is exhausting to say the least. I thank God that in His mercy, he sent Jesus to do it for Me, and for us all.

  • NoisyPocketFerrets says:

    Who is the GOD that of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? If Jesus is GOD how can "man" ever capable of killing a GOD? If GOD is all powerful, then why was forgiveness not an option? Hebrews 12:2 = Jesus is just a messenger of GOD, and sits next to the right side of GOD.

  • moke balls says:

    who else isn’t christian but really curious?

  • Basty Cruz says:

    I love u Jesus

  • Obviask says:

    You never actually answered the question. You only explained what his sacrifice does and did, but not why the torture was necessary. Torturing and killing the innocent for the evil of others is wrong. Even if its a self sacrifice for the greater good, its still a sickening resolution not befitting a limitless and perfect God.

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