What If Jesus Didn T Die For Us

If Christ Had Not Died

1 John 3:16 is a good place to start. This is how we know what love is: when Jesus Christ gave his life for us, we knew what love was. What would have happened if Christ had not died on the cross? The writers of the New Testament provide a clear solution to this issue by saying unequivocally why Jesus had to be crucified. Yes, it is true that Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus to be crucified and nailed him on the cross. However, this is only a portion of the solution. According to Scripture, we were all responsible for sending Him to the cross.

In the words of the apostle Peter, “Christ died for our sins once and for all” (1 Peter 3:18).

Why did Jesus have to die in order to atone for our sins?

(6:23).

  1. It was God who intervened, and it is through this lens that we should comprehend Jesus’ entry into this world and death on the cross.
  2. Because Christ’s death was “in accordance with Scriptures,” as Paul points out, it was a meticulously planned occurrence.
  3. The author’s message would have been appreciated by the Jewish audience, as well.
  4. The crucifixion of Jesus was not a historical occurrence that happened by chance.
  5. How and why the Son of God will die had been revealed to God’s prophets long before the event took place.
  6. When John stated that “Jesus laid down his life for us,” he was saying just that (1 John 3:16).
  7. What would have happened if Christ had not died on the cross?

However, we would still be on our way to eternal torment.

In the absence of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we would have little to look forward to beyond this life, beyond our deaths, beyond the injustices of this world, and beyond our current comforts and discomforts.

“And if Christ has not been risen, our preaching is pointless, and your faith is also pointless,” Paul wrote.

Whereas the crucifixion atones for sins, the resurrection speaks to the divine force that brings about new life, as well as to our ultimate destiny in eternity.

“Only for this life,” says the Bible, if Christ had not been raised from the grave.

You’ve undoubtedly had the sensation of waking up from a nightmare, horribly disturbed, sweating heavily, your heart pounding, and your mind racing with fear.

Then it dawns on you that something is wrong.

Everything is in working order.

What would have happened if He had not risen from the dead?

Thank goodness that did not turn out that way!

He did, in fact, rise from the grave.

We can learn to appreciate what we have and what we have been given by having nightmares from time to time.

Consider the following: How should the understanding of what Jesus has done for you affect your daily life and decisions?

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Resources that are related to this topic: Uncertainty and Excitement: The Good News of Easter Travel through the events of the crucifixion and resurrection as told by people who were present, according to the biblical story.

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What if Jesus Had Not Died?

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images/marydan If Christ has not risen from the dead, your faith is pointless, and you remain in your sins.– 15:17 in 1 Corinthians 15:17 It is a best-selling series of books compiled by Robert Cowley in which historians examine pivotal historical events and attempt to speculate what might have occurred if things had not turned out the way they did instead. What would have happened if Pontius Pilate had saved Jesus’ life? According to Carlos M. N. Eire, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University, the chapter is titled “Religious Studies in Contemporary America.” Christianity without the Crucifixion is the subtitle of the film.

  1. So, he speculates, what would have happened if Pilate had done the right thing and stood up to the religious leaders and the rabble who were calling for Jesus to be executed instead?
  2. One page of the book has the phrase “The Decision That Made a Religion,” which appears beneath a 13th-century artwork of Pilate meeting the Jewish religious leaders.
  3. “What if Jesus hadn’t been put on a cross at Pilate’s insistence?” Eire wonders aloud.
  4. What would have happened?
  5. Or just one?
  6. “To speculate on what might have occurred if anything at all had been different in the tale of Jesus and his disciples is to sail on an unlimited ocean of possibilities,” writes the author.

There’s No Separating Crucifixion from Resurrection

One thing is certain: if there is no crucifixion, there will be no resurrection. With no crucifixion or an empty tomb, we are left with just the inspirational narrative of a beautiful guy who lived his life in the manner of a model of excellence. To put it another way, we’re in serious trouble. Asking the question “what if Jesus did not go to the cross?” is equivalent to asking the question “what if God was wrong?” In addition, when the box of pandora is opened, mayhem explodes from all directions.

There is nothing without it.

Yes, it is correct.

The crucifixion is the first part of the Easter tale, and it is the most dramatic.

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What If Jesus Had Not Risen from the Grave?

“What if Jesus had not risen from the grave?” is a considerably more exciting chapter to write, and I’m puzzled why Robert Cowley didn’t assign someone to write it. I believe we’ve figured it out. Inviting someone to write about “what if Jesus didn’t come from the dead” would be equal to acknowledging that He did, in fact, rise from the grave. And if one is willing to accept this, he or she will be confronted with a slew of implications and repercussions. The resurrection is thus made more difficult to believe in by these experts, who have dismissed it as an impossibility (without having examined it) for the simple reason that “people do not come back from the dead.” For historians, focusing solely on the crucifixion presents no difficulties.

To accept the first half as legitimate while ignoring the second part is prejudiced, showing that the experts have a predisposition against God.

Let us, on the other hand, indulge in a small amount of this type of erroneous supposition.

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1. Without Jesus’ Death There Is No Sin Offering

After all, what kind of sacrifice would be suitable in this situation? When the prophet Micah asked, “What shall I bring before the Lord when I come to kneel before God on high?” he was referring to the following question: Is it appropriate for me to come before Him with burned sacrifices and year-old calves? Should I offer up my firstborn as a sacrifice for my transgression, the kid of my own flesh as a sacrifice for my own sin? (Micah 6:7, NASB) Nothing could ever be good enough, valuable enough, or sufficient enough to atone for my crimes in the eyes of God.

2. Without Jesus’ Death There Is No Forgiveness

Everyone would be on his or her own in front of God. Do you want to be forgiven for all of your crimes against the Holy God? In your dreams, of course. There would be an unfathomable debt on Heaven’s books for all time, a burden that could never be paid off no matter how much human suffering or begging was put forward.

3. Without Jesus’ Death There Is No Gospel

We wouldn’t have any good news since “gospel” implies “good news.” It would be our teaching that would consist of the following: “You are sinners, and you are going to hell.” Period. It seems to me that our preaching might sound quite similar to some of the sermons I’ve heard. I’ve seen preachers say things like, “Scripture states that the soul that sinneth will perish.” And then they slam the door in your face. That is, of course, stated in the document. However, it also states that the term “law” is no longer relevant.

So, what exactly is this “law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus” that we’re talking about? Put another way, it states to just believe in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to get salvation (Acts 16:31). We have some exciting news! Christ accepts sinners as his disciples!

4. Without Jesus’ Death There Is No Christianity, No Church, No Salvation

Nothing. As an alternative to the Christian gospel burning throughout the globe, we would have something like to a Jesus Memorial Society. A small group of people who are interested in history could get together once in a while to recite Jesus’ words and learn about the legends that have grown up around Him. There’s nothing else to say. In fact, that sounds precisely like a lot of liberal churches, now that I think about it. When people lose sight of the central message of the gospel—the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus—all that is left is a collection of loosely coupled doctrines and moral concepts.

  • He does, however, claim that the adherents of this faith will continue to wait for the arrival of the Messiah.
  • I believe he is correct in this regard.
  • Indeed, Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 both allude to the death of the Messiah as atonement for the sins of the people.
  • (See also Hebrews 9:22) However, Jesus did go to the cross, and the news is that all is well with the world.
  • This is “good news of great joy, which shall come to all mankind,” as the angel announced to Bethlehem’s shepherds (Luke 2:10).
  • On that day in Jerusalem, Pilate gave in to the pressure of the multitude and condemned Jesus to death.
  • He was the one who bore our sins.
  • And the next Lord’s Day morning, the disciples discovered the tomb empty and the Savior alive and well in the surrounding area.
  • There’s a solid reason why we call that day “Good” Friday.
  • –Isaiah 53:4 (NIV) Thank you, God, for Jesus’ death on the cross.
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What If Jesus Wasn’t Raised from the Dead?

When I was a teenager, I recall reading a book that speculated on the potential that Jesus’ bones had been discovered. It goes without saying that the finding of Jesus’s corpse, if it were to be definitive and beyond a reasonable question, would cause significant changes in how we perceive and celebrate Easter, not to mention what it would mean for the future of Christianity. When I read the many replies to the possibility that Jesus’ remains could have been discovered, one in particular stuck out to me as particularly poignant and insightful.

The fundamental truth and power of Christianity, on the other hand, would remain untouched.

And despite the fact that Easter would no longer be about the bodily resurrection of Jesus, we would continue to commemorate the example and witness of this wonderful Man of God, whose memory lives on in our hearts and who encourages us to show kindness to others.

This reaction appears to be innocent and credible, as well as intelligent and full of optimism.

If Jesus has not been physically risen from the grave, then the entire Christian faith is at jeopardy. If the corpse of Jesus is decomposing someplace in the Middle East right now, it would be a catastrophe for our religious beliefs as a whole. With Easter comes a new beginning or a new end.

What If Jesus Wasn’t Raised? 5 Implications

Those in the church who were claiming that “there is no resurrection of the dead” were corrected by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:20. If Jesus was not truly risen from the grave, the following five things will occur.

1. We have no hope of rising from the dead.

As a result, since Christ has been declared to have been risen from the grave, how can some of you assert that “there is no resurrection of the dead?” Even if there is no resurrection of the dead, it is unlikely that Christ has been risen from the grave. (Verses 12-13) Whether Jesus is rescued from deathly decay and resurrected is dependent on the outcome of the Christian’s eternal destiny. The celebration of Easter is focused on Jesus’ resurrection, but one of the reasons we do so is because we believe it foreshadows what God will do with everyone who belongs to Jesus at the end of time.

According to Paul, if Christ has not been risen from the dead, you have no hope of resurrection.

2. Our preaching and teaching is false and pointless.

The apostle Paul continues, “And if Christ has not been risen, our preaching has been in vain.” (See v. 14). If Christ has not been risen from the dead, then every sermon and every act of preaching is futile and meaningless. In the short term, it may excite us, but it will not change the truth that Jesus is dead and buried, and that one day, we will all be dead and buried, and that death has triumphed. We are also referred to as “false witnesses” by Paul (v. 15). If Christ has not been risen, then pastors are deceiving their congregations every Sunday.

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That is something Paul would say: “We don’t preach the gospel because it is beneficial; we teach the gospel because it is truth.” Last but not least, if something isn’t true, it isn’t useful.

3. Our faith is worthless.

As Paul adds, “And if Christ has not been risen from the dead, your faith is meaningless” (v. 17). It’s as though Paul is arguing that faith is pointless unless it’s genuinely anchored on something worthy of your trust. The Christian religion is not a generic concept. It is critical not only that you believe something, but also that the Someone in whom you place your trust is capable of saving you! True faith has strength because of who we trust in, rather than merely because we believe in something or someone.

4. We are still in our sins.

We would likewise be unable to receive forgiveness if Jesus had not been raised from the dead. Our sins have not been wiped away by the blood of Jesus. “However, if Christ has not been resurrected from the dead, your faith is meaningless, and you remain in your sins.” (Verse 17) The power of sin has not been defeated, and the consequences of death have not been called into question without the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The concepts of sin and death are intertwined. One of the signs that sin has been dealt with is that death has died—that death has been reversed and has been defeated by new life.

What transpired on Easter morning vindicates what transpired earlier in the day on Friday. The resurrection of Jesus confirms the crucifixion. The reason we can say “Good Friday” is because of Easter.

5. Believers who have died are lost forever.

Every Christian burial has been rendered null and void in the absence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Heaven is out of the question. Everyone you’ve mourned has passed away for good. People who have died in Christ are likewise those who have fallen asleep in Christ. If we have placed our faith in Christ just for the purpose of this life, we should be pitied more than anybody else. (Verses 18-19) We should be sad more than anybody, according to Paul, if Christ is not resurrected and if we are not resurrected as well, since we trust in a Jesus who is helpless over death.

Reversing the Logic

We can see in 1 Corinthians 15 Paul’s rapid-fire litany of horrible consequences that would be true if Jesus had not been risen from the dead in the literal sense. What happens, though, if we flip the verse around and look at what has been true since the resurrection actually occurred?

  • Because there is a resurrection of the dead, it follows that Jesus Christ has been bodily risen. And if Jesus Christ has been risen from the dead, then our announcement, as well as your faith, is strong
  • We have been found to be true witnesses about God because we have testified truthfully about God, saying that he raised up Christ—whom he truly raised up, because the dead have been raised
  • And we have been found to be true witnesses about God because we have testified truthfully about God that he raised up Christ. And if the dead are resurrected from the dead, then Christ has truly been risen from the dead. And if Christ has been risen from the dead, your faith is rich in value and power. It is no longer necessary to repent of your sins
  • Those who have fallen asleep in Christ are safe in his arms
  • If we have placed our faith in Christ for this life and the next, we have reason to be joyful for the rest of our lives.

If the central teachings of Christianity are correct, everything has shifted. The following is how Stephen Um describes the resurrection narrative: “The resurrection narrative provides a story with a beautiful, happy conclusion.” The conclusion of redemptive history is as follows: God triumphs, and those who are united with Christ shall triumph alongside him. He will restore the entire universe to its original state and will reverse all of the breakdown that has occurred. Because of what Jesus Christ has done, death will not be able to claim triumph in the long run.

Because Jesus Christ sacrificed everything for us, we will never be able to lose anything in the end.”

What would have happened if Jesus had not been born?

What would have happened if Jesus had not been born and recognized as the Messiah? How can I give significant facts to 7 to 12 year olds about the importance of the gift of the Messiah to the people of the earth?

Bible Answer:

A large number of individuals believed that Jesus was the Messiah when He began His public ministry in A.D. 30, including four men who would become His followers (John 1:40-51) and a woman at a well (John 4:25-26), among many others who may be found throughout the gospels. However, Jesus was not the sort of Messiah they were searching for in the first place. They were looking for a leader who would free them from a terrible regime – Rome. The primary motive for Jesus’ arrival was to die as a sacrifice for our sin.

Not Born?

If Jesus had not been born into this world, he would not have been able to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin (John 12:23-27). God demanded that a sinless person die in order to save us from the punishment we deserved for our transgressions. We are sinners, but Jesus is not one of them. In the history of the world, he was the only individual who had ever met God’s requirement for sinlessness. Jesus took on human form in order to die on our behalf. That’s exactly what He told His followers.

Why Believe?

Everyone, man and woman, would have remained sinners and would have spent eternity in punishment if Jesus hadn’t been born. They would spend the rest of their lives in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15). In his word, God told us that every man and woman has already been judged by the Almighty. Either we will spend all of eternity in punishment or all of eternity in heaven, the choice is ours. When we want and beg God to pardon our sins, we have the opportunity to be saved from eternal punishment.

That is the point conveyed in the text that follows.

His followers are not judged; nevertheless, those who do not believe have already been judged, since they have not placed their faith in the name of Jesus Christ, who is the only born Son of God.

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

Jesus’ Resurrection

In the absence of the birth of Jesus, He would not have died in our place and been raised from the dead. As the Apostle Paul reminds us, if Jesus Christ had not been raised from the dead, we would still be trapped in our sins and in serious difficulty. Nevertheless, if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching has been in vain, and your faith has also been in vain. and if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is worthless, and you are still in your sins.

Conclusion:

Consequently, the answer to your question is that, had Jesus not been born into this world some 2,000 years ago, all men and women would still be sinners and would be on their road to eternal torment. Only Jesus could save us since He was the only person who had ever lived who had never committed a sin. His birth has been foretold for a long time. Miracles were done by him, according to both the Bible and secular historians. If we believe in Jesus, that is, if we ask Him to forgive us of our sins, He will save us from a torturous eternity in hell.

In case you’re interested in finding out more, check out the page Searching For God.

Jesus Did Not Die on the Cross For Our Sins

Shutterstock.com A Christian will nearly always respond “to pay for our sins” when asked why Jesus died on the cross, regardless of whether you question them directly. In recent years, this has developed into a deeply held Christian concept that is extensively taught in churches all across the world. Many people consider it to be Christian teaching, and it has been passed down from generation to generation since its inception. It’s a statement that many Christians hold to be true, and it serves as the cornerstone for their faith.

  • No matter how hard you look, you will not be able to discover a single text in the entire Bible that refers to Jesus as having paid the price for our sin.
  • Rather, it was a theology that people had built.
  • During the first 1,600 years following Jesus’ death on the cross, this idea was not included in Christian dogma.
  • They did the best they could with what they had to try to better grasp Jesus’ teachings, but they fell short.
  • There are a few texts that speak of Jesus’ death in regard to our sins, but they simply allude to Jesus’ death being tied to our sins in some way, not that His death served as a replacement or a penalty as a result of our sin.
  • Because of this, his death does not serve as an atonement for our sins, as the phrase “penal substitutionary atonement” implies.
  • There is a significant difference between the two notions, and it has the potential to influence how Christians conduct their lives.

The act of dying for our sins is not the same as the act of dying in order to pay the price for our sins.

It is usually the case that when the Bible speaks of consequences, they are associated with those who committed the sin.

There is no getting past the fact that, in the end, everyone of us will be held accountable for our actions.

When we take a glance at the state of the world today, we can see that it has not yet been saved.

The death of Jesus on the cross did not deliver us from the darkness of today’s culture, and those who choose not to believe in Jesus and continue to commit sins will be held accountable for their choices.

It was only to provide a way for us to forgive them that they did it.

For many Christians, this is an absolutely valid issue to pose to them.

Jesus was crucified because he had upset people in authority, questioned the established quo, and refused to move aside when the time came.

He was well aware that He was being seen as a danger by the government at the time, and he foresaw the manner in which His crucifixion would be carried out.

We must remember that God is love, and the most essential lesson that Jesus tells us is that when we act in ways that are unloving, we are separating ourselves from Him.

Otherwise, it is causing you to drift further away from living as Jesus would have you do.

Because of the way Jesus lived His life on this planet, He was able to set excellent examples of what love looks like.

He was the only one who could offer them love and hope when no one else would.

It was Jesus’ death on the cross that served as a sacrifice on our behalf.

A route to paradise is only available to us because of the selfless sacrifice that Jesus made for the entire world.

It is true that Jesus died in order to free us from our sins, but it was not a single instant in which we were absolved of all responsibility.

The death of Jesus demonstrated to us exactly how wonderful God’s love is for us. Our Father in heaven has provided us with an opportunity to escape the ills of this world and be reunited with our loving Father on the other side. Jesus’ death cleared the way for us to follow in his footsteps.

What If Jesus didn’t fully die? – Answers about our salvation

Joan Osborne raises an intriguing point in her inquiry. “What if God was one of us?” says the author. What if He was just a regular Joe trying to make it in this world on his own? What kind of person would He be, and what would He appear to be like? The person of Jesus Christ serves as the vehicle through which modern Christianity seeks to address this question. Many Christians think Jesus was both entirely God and totally human at the same time, in a way saying, “Hey Joan! Look to Jesus for guidance!

  1. That will address all of your questions, and you will no longer be required to perform that song!” At the very least, most of us would be grateful for it.
  2. What I want to concentrate on in this paper are the ramifications of having a Savior who was unable to die in the traditional sense.
  3. His human nature was laid to rest in the tomb, and his divine essence was exalted to the heavenly realms.
  4. I will address a number of the unsolved concerns that arise as a result of this way of perceiving Jesus, but first I want to focus on the following quotation, which is quite popular among Trinitarians.
  5. It is claimed that only God was capable of dying for our sins, and that he chose to do so via the manifestation of himself in the person of Jesus Christ.
  6. Thus, it is impossible to hold on to the concept that only God can die for our sins because God does not truly die!
  7. If, according to this idea, God did not die, we are left in a difficult situation since our faith will have been in vain.
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1. We would have no mediator

Paul writes in Romans 5:10 that For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him by the death of his Son, how much more will we be saved through his life after we have been reconciled?

9:15b (Hebrews 9:15) In order for those who are called to enjoy the promised everlasting inheritance– now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant– Christ serves as the mediator of a new covenant between God and man.

2. We would have no Lord

Philippians 2:8-11(8)And when he was discovered in human form, he humbled himself and submitted himself to death – even death on a cross! Because of this, God exalted him to the highest position and gave him the name that is above every name(10), so that at the mention of Jesus’ name, every knee should bow, in heaven, on earth and beneath the ground(11)and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Matthew 16:16).

3. Our Hope for eternal life would be rendered futile

Acts 2:23- 24 and 26-27a are examples of this. (23)This man was sent to you by God’s predetermined plan and foreknowledge, and you executed him by nailing him on the cross with the assistance of evil men. But God resurrected him from the dead, rescuing him from the torment of death, knowing that death would be unable to maintain its grip on him. Therefore, my heart is pleased and my tongue rejoices; as a result, my body will also live in hope,(27)because you will not forsake me to the tomb, as I had feared.

4. We would have no salvation

Hebrews 5:7-9(7)Throughout Jesus’ earthly existence, he cried out in loud screams and tears to the one who had the power to deliver him from death, and he was heard because of his respectful obedience to the will of the Father. (8)Despite the fact that he was a son, he learned obedience from the trials he endured(9), and, once perfected, he became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who follow his commandments. You could think that I’m going a little too far. That death in any section would have satisfied the prerequisites for salvation and the need for a Savior since God is God and He has the authority to do anything He wants with His creation.

  • ‘In the case of a will, it is required to show the death of the one who formed it,’ says Hebrews 9:16-17, since a will is only valid after someone has died (Nekros), and it never takes effect while the person who made it is still alive.
  • A will cannot be carried out unless there is irrefutable evidence that the person who died is, in fact, no longer alive.
  • In this passage, the Greek term for “Death” or “Died” is: euthyphro.
  • They are devoid of the life that recognizes and is dedicated to God.
  • God is unable to die (1 Tim.
  • Hebrews 13:20-21 is a passage that says (20) Thank you for your service to the Lord Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead(Nekros) by the blood of the eternal covenant.
  • Amen.

Take heart in the fact that we genuinely do serve a resurrected Lord who was willing to die on the cross for our sake so that we would have eternal life!

FIRST-PERSON: What if Jesus hadn’t died, and risen?

NEW ORLEANS (BP)– The city of New Orleans is undergoing a redevelopment project. “What If?” is a series of best-selling books compiled by Robert Cowley in which historians examine a significant event in history and attempt to speculate what could have occurred if the event had not transpired in the manner that it did. Consider the following scenario: What if Pontius Pilate had saved Jesus’ life? Carlos M.N. Eire, chairman of the department of religious studies at Yale University, has written a chapter with this title as its subtitle.

  • On the other hand, Eire imagines Pontius Pilate paying attention to the warning of his wife, whose sleep had been disrupted by thoughts of “that righteous man.” “Have absolutely nothing to do with him,” she said in her message to the governor.
  • What would have happened if he had freed Him?
  • What if he had lived a long, long life?
  • Or perhaps 10 more years, to be more precise.
  • So, what if his person and message had been understood in a different way, as they very certainly would have been?” It is possible that the answers will be all over the place, as Eire acknowledges.
  • To put it another way, your estimate is just as good as his.
  • With no crucifixion or an empty tomb, we are left with just the inspirational narrative of a beautiful guy who lived his life in the manner of a model of excellence.

Asking the question “what if Jesus did not go to the cross?” is equivalent to asking the question “what if God was wrong?” And when you open up that Pandora’s Box, mayhem explodes in all directions from that point forward.

There is nothing without it.

However.

Separating Jesus’ death from His resurrection and attempting to determine one is more vital than the other is analogous to running a ripsaw across your torso and attempting to determine which half was more crucial to your existence.

I believe we have figured out why there isn’t a chapter like this.

And if one is willing to accept this, he or she will be confronted with a slew of implications and repercussions.

The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, wrote a condensed version of the question “what if Jesus had not risen from the grave?” in his own words.

The truth is that we are false witnesses about God, stating that He has done something that He has not.

In your sins, you have not changed.

— we should feel sorry for ourselves.

Let us, on the other hand, indulge in a small amount of this type of erroneous supposition.

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After all, what could we possibly contribute?

Is it appropriate for me to come before Him with burned sacrifices and year-old calves?

There will be no forgiveness.

Do you want to be forgiven for all of your crimes against the Holy God?

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We wouldn’t have any good news because the word “Gospel” implies “good news.” It would be our teaching that would consist of the following: “You are sinners, and you are going to hell.” Period.

There is no Christianity.

There is no salvation.

To the extent that we have a “Christian movement,” we are more likely to have a “Jesus Memorial Society.” A small group of people who are interested in history could get together once in a while to recite Jesus’ words and learn about the legends that have grown up around Him.

According to historian Eire, a religious movement centered on the teachings and life of Jesus would have developed, but it would have been more in the vein of movements commemorating Buddha and Confucius than Jesus himself.

I believe he is correct in this regard.

Because, after all, both Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 refer to the death of the Messiah as atonement for the sins of the world.

(See also Hebrews 9:22) However, Jesus did go to the cross, and the news is that all is well with the world.

Pilate yielded to the pressure of the multitude and condemned Jesus to death.

He was the one who bore our sins.

And on the morning of the next Lord’s Day, the disciples discovered the tomb empty and the Savior alive and well.

That day is referred to as “Good” Friday.

The New Orleans Baptist Association (previously the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans) hired Joe McKeever in 2005 to be director of missions.

He retired from the position the following year. He has served as pastor of the Kenner First Baptist Church in the New Orleans region for the preceding 14 years. In addition, he works as a cartoonist for Baptist Press (

Jesus Did Not Die For Your Sins

It is believed that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures*; that he was buried; and that he rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (See BTW 1 below). There you have it. It is this one line, wrote by Paul about the year 55 AD, that serves as the foundation for the most essential doctrine of Christianity – “that Christ died to pay the penalty for our sins.” Is there any evidence to back this allegation somewhere else or by anybody else?

If you “believe in him,” according to John 3:16, you will have eternal life, yet there is no necessity in the verse to believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.

The Bible says in John 3:16 that we are to love one another.

Whatever the case, John 3:16 does not imply what most Christians believe it to mean.

How Paul Came To The Conclusion Jesus Died For Our Sins

  • As a Pharisaic Jew, Paul was fully aware of the legalistic practices of Judaism that necessitated the performance of blood sacrifice ceremonies. .
  • The offering of a sacrifice was regarded to be an act of obedience to God by those who participated. The apostle Paul used the analogy of “sacrifice” to explain Jesus’ crucifixion as an act of obedience to God in order to atone for the sins of the entire human race. “For just as many people were made sinners by one man’s (Adam’s) disobedience, so many people will be made righteous by one man’s (Jesus’) obedience,” wrote the apostle Paul (Romans 5:19). .
  • In his epistle to the Christians in Rome, Paul explains his view as to why Jesus had to be crucified. As an explanation for the origins of sin and death, Paul utilized the account of “Adam and Eve,” which may be found in the Hebrew book of Genesis. The conviction that we are redeemed from sin and death by Jesus’ death on the cross (his crucifixion) is demonstrated here by Paul, who explains that his extrapolation of Genesis is the source of this belief. Consequently, sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and death entered the world through sin, and death spread to all men as a result of all men’s sin” (Romans 5:12). In contrast, God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that Christ (Jesus) died for us while we were still sinners. Because of this, we have been justified by his blood, and we will be rescued by him from the wrath of God much more (Romans 5:8-9). This is the last touch! When it comes to Jesus’ death, Paul explains it in terms of a blood sacrifice to atone for Adam and Eve’s (claimed) transgressions. (Can you guess where John got the concept that “For God so loved the world. Jesus died for our sins” came from?

Paul’s Context and Culture

Throughout the New Testament, Paul cites his pharisaic knowledge of the Old Testament as well as his awareness of universal religious “sacrifice” rituals as sources for the concept of “atonement for sin, redemption by faith.” Paul was well aware that the giving of a sacrifice was seen as an act of obedience to the will of God. The apostle Paul used the analogy of “sacrifice” to explain Jesus’ crucifixion as an act of obedience to God in order to atone for the sins of the entire human race. It should be noted that Paul “interpreted” rather than receiving supernatural revelation.

In this passage, Paul makes no claim that God/Jesus revealed this “truth” to him!

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Evolution Refutes Paul’s Reasoning

The “sin” of Adam and Eve, which is the basis of Christianity’s fundamental doctrine, did not actually occur. However, we are here as a result of Evolution. As we currently understand, the evolution of man, plants, and animals took place over a period of 3.5 billion years. There were no Adam and Eve in the biblical story. There was no “original sin” that needed to be atoned for by Jesus’ death. This alone is ample evidence that Jesus did not die in our place because of our sins. Paul’s justification is completely illogical.

If one believes in the validity of evolution, then one must also believe that Paul’s conclusion, “Jesus Died For Our Sins,” is founded on a false Old Testament text and, as a result, cannot be real.

Suppose a single guy writes one statement based on an event (AdamEve) that never occurred, and this misunderstanding of reality gives rise to the most fundamental tenet of the Christian faith?

Really? Paul belonged to the Pharisaic school of thought. We will admit that Paul was not aware of evolution at the time he developed his “died for your sins” conception of salvation.

Other Evidence (Theological) That Jesus Did Not Die for Our Sins

As far as we know, Paul is the only individual on the planet who has written that Jesus died in order to rescue us from the sin of Adam and Eve. Jesus never stated that his death was necessary in order to rescue us. Is it likely that God would entrust the transmission of the most fundamental notion in all of Christianity to a man whose beliefs were diametrically opposed (faith vs works, Gentiles vs Jews) to those of his “Son”? Are the chances that God will allow the redemption of all people to rest on a single remark said by a single individual that is diametrically opposed to the message Jesus delivered in the synoptic gospels high?

Who could possibly be trusted to communicate such a monumental shift to such a small group of people?

Theological Problem II

Jesus is God, according to the doctrine of the Trinity. This is what Jesus says in: John 8:58 (NIV) As he spoke to them, Jesus declared: “Truly, verily, I say vnto you, before Abraham was, I am.” 10:30 a.m. (John 10:30 a.m. My Father and I are one and the same. Then the Jews picked up their stones and began to stone him once more. 10:38 (John 10:38) The Father resides inside me, and I likewise resides within him. As a result, they attempted to kidnap him once more. John 14:9 (KJV) Those who have seen me have also seen the Father.

God did not die, and God is not no more alive.

Theological Problem III

Even putting aside that line of logic, how precisely would “God devoting himself to Himself in order to save us from Himself” function? What does this have to do with the sin of Adam and Eve? It is only via Paul’s complex mental process that we are saved as a result of God’s/Jesus’ “sacrifice,” and not through any other means. It’s hard to imagine that an omnipotent, omniscient, loving, merciful, and just God who created everything in six days could come up with anything other than murdering himself or his son as punishment.

  • However, let us agree that “Jesus died for our sins” is true for the sake of argument.
  • Why is it necessary for one to believe in Jesus’ Resurrection in order to be saved?
  • Because of Jesus’ death, the sins of Adam and Eve were atoned for.
  • It will never be seen again!
  • It is the responsibility of everyone who continues to live after Jesus’ death.

It has already been redeemed in some form. Why is it that you are only “saved” if you believe that Jesus was raised from the dead? What is the relationship between one’s religious beliefs and salvation? But that is an other tale.

Theological Problem IV

The flood was the means by which Adam’s “original sin” was forgiven! These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a righteous man and perfect in his generations, and he had a close relationship with God.” Genesis 6:9 is a verse that states that God created man in his own image. Noah was “excellent in his generations,” according to the Bible. “Perfect” implies not having a single sin, because else one would not be considered perfect. The fact that Noah was flawless “in his generations” implies that all of his descendants were likewise perfect, and as a result, we are also perfect and devoid of sin.

The Credibility of Paul

We must look into Paul’s credibility since his theory of “Jesus Died For Your Sins” is the focal point of Christian doctrine, thus we must look into Paul’s credibility. There are a number of reasons to be skeptical about Paul’s ability to convey any trustworthiness.

  • Paul does not have the authority to speak since it has not been granted to him by God. One’s power to speak on behalf of God does not come from seeing an apparition. At one point, Paul claims that his knowledge comes from “Revelation,” yet this claim turns out to be false and contradicts what Jesus taught. He doesn’t go into detail about this “Revelation,” Paul contradicts himself, and Paul makes promises about things that didn’t come to fruition.

This page will not repeat all of the above allegations concerning Paul’s credibility, which have been developed and supported by evidence on another website – “Paul is so incorrect about so many things, why do you accept anything he says?,” for the simple reason that we will not repeat it here. The conclusion reached on that page is that Paul’s claims are completely untrustworthy. Don’t raise any doubts about that assumption until you’ve read the page.

The Credibility of John

No Biblical Scholar thinks that the book of John was authored by the apostle John, despite the fact that many others do. According to the majority of scholars, John was authored by a committee sometime after the year 90 AD. See Who Wrote the Book of John for further information. The most odd aspect of John’s role as author is that he appears to arrive out of nowhere and seemingly out of nowhere he is the author. Neither the Old or New Testaments include any mention of a person who is referred to as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This sentence is unique to this author’s gospel and cannot be found anywhere else.

  1. John would have become a 90-year-old man suffering from senility and Alzheimer’s disease!
  2. That is like to a 90-year-old guy recalling every word, every scene, and every circumstance from a play he was in 55 years ago, as if it happened yesterday.
  3. Such is exactly what John would have done in that situation.
  4. Why did it take “John” 55 years to make the decision to write about the event that will affect the fate of all humans for the rest of his or her life?

Conclusion

The book of John, on the other hand, is not believable.

BTW = BY THE WAY

What exactly are the “scriptures” that Paul is referring to? Paul is so eager to establish a connection between his notion and scripture that he asserts, without any basis, that his “died for your sins” idea was foreshadowed in the Bible. Where are the scriptures that prophesy that a messiah will suffer, die, and be risen from the grave in order to save mankind? Where have the prophecies that are mentioned in 1Cor 15:3-4 gone to rest? Could it be Hosea 6:1-2? So let us return to the LORD, because he has ripped us apart and will mend our wounds, and he has struck us down but will mend us back together.

Nevertheless, because this phrase is addressed to an audience, it pertains to the people who were alive at the time (thus the word “us”) and cannot be fulfilled by the death and resurrection of Jesus.

BTW 1.1A Word About Sacrifice

The most common method of appeasing the ancient gods was through sacrifice. The sacrifice of animals and other goods was demanded by the majority of faiths. A number of them necessitated human sacrifice. To acquire entrance to everlasting life, Christianity devised the ultimate marketing ploy: instead of sacrificing your goat or killing another person to gain access to everlasting life, you simply had to believe that God sacrificed a human, and a particular human at that, his SON! There you have it.

That’s pretty cool, huh?

It was simple to put into effect, and it came at no cost to the believers.

Paul’s Christianity was an appealing alternative for his Jewish audience because it offered the following benefits:

  1. You are under no obligation to circumcise yourself. A promise of a glorious afterlife at no cost
  2. All you have to do is “believe” in order to get it. You will no longer be required to sacrifice your goat as a result of the one sacrifice. Because of the one sacrifice, you will never have to ponder about your own sin again. You have the option of ignoring the 613 unchanging mitzvot (commandments) that God handed to the Jewish people in the Torah. You are free to maintain your religious beliefs in reborn Gods and blood sacrifice.

Christianity was seen as a “low-cost” alternative for people to consider. Don’t start telling us about all of the Christians who have been murdered now. Yes, some people were slain because of their religious views, just as others were killed because of their religious beliefs. A Jewish woman who commits adultery may be stoned to death.

BTW 2

The Gospel of John is the only one that even proposes that believe in Jesus’ death for our sins, as well as trust in his resurrection, is a necessary and sufficient condition for everlasting life to be realized. Jesus, on the other hand, provides at least 23 distinct routes to salvation in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, according to scholars. “The Path to Salvation Is Not Clear” outlines each of Jesus’ paths to salvation in a clear and concise manner. Here’s an example of one of them: Because the Son of Man will appear in the glory of His Father, accompanied by His angels, and He will repay each person according to his or her deeds.

Never say it out loud!

BTW 3

Paul’s statement with this well-known paraphrasing of his own is then picked up by John, who is the only disciple to do so. For God so loved the world that he gave his only born Son, in order that whomever believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life (John 3:16). John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love. Whosoever believes in him will not die, but will have eternal life, according to the Bible. Interesting.if Jesus said those words, then the “him” refers to God, his father, and not to Jesus himself!

Jesus’ continual message that you must have confidence and belief in his Father would be compatible with a reference to “HIM.” Additionally, it is congruent with the first section: “For GOD so loved the world that HE gave his only born Son.” Now, the pronoun “him” obviously refers to God, rather than to Jesus.

  1. 5:24 (John 5:24) Not only does Jesus completely contradict John 3:16, John 6:47, and John 11:25 with John 5:24, but he also makes it obvious that John 3:16 is being misread by Christians by stating, “John 3:16 is being misinterpreted by Christians.” “.
  2. God, in this instance.
  3. You simply need to hear Jesus’ words and put your faith in Him who sent me in order to be raised from the dead and enter into life.
  4. I say this with all sincerity.
  5. And whomever believes and trusts in me will never perish from the earth.
  6. And.
  7. Which passage do you prefer: John 5:24 or John 6:47?
  8. What makes you think you should believe anything John says?

BTW4

The following is written by Brian Zahnd, the founder and head pastor of Word of Life Church, a Christian congregation located in the heartland of America in the city of St. Joseph. The following is an excerpt from his article “How Does “Dying For Our Sins” Work? ” The Bible is unequivocal in its assertion that God did not kill Jesus. Jesus was offered as a sacrifice in the sense that the Father was ready to put his Son into our wicked system in order to reveal it as entirely sinful and to present us with an alternative way of life (John 3:16).

However, it was neither a sacrifice to pacify a vengeful deity, nor was it a payment for the services of a penultimate god who was subservient to Justice.

In praying, “Father, forgive them,” Jesus was not requesting that God respond in a way that was counter to his nature.

What part of that rambling doesn’t make sense?

All of these will make approximately the same amount of sense as the preceding. There is no way anybody could ever explain anything as bizarre as this.

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