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What does it mean that Jesus died for our sins?

Yes he dies a horrible death, but there are plenty of people who died way worse deaths that we never even heard of. I don't think the physical pain part is very important, yes it was very good what Jesus did, but what exactly did he die for? People still suffer & burn for all eternity who don't believe or sin too much according to the bible, so I don't get it? Did the people who tortured Jesus go to Hell?

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he forgave those people, he had told his father (god) to spare there souls for they do not know, they werent puinish

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that why can't he do that for everyone, what makes those ppl so special?
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well, its just my opinion , but would you really want like a rapist to go to heaven, not really, but they hurted him because they thouhgt he was lying, they didnt know he was telling the truth
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he didnt want them to go to hell because they didnt know they saw the signs but back them was different
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you should watch the movie "The Passion of The Christ " youll understand it better
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I did see that movie & it wasn't good. It just made me question more.
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did you read the book, ? and that was a good movie but i guess everyone has a differnt opinion
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This is VERY BAD WORDING, but to break it down...he basically took one for the team.
If that even answers your question. That is as simple as I can put it. If you really want to know, read the Bible. There are simplified versions and different interpretations of the Bible.

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Lol this is no basketball team...god was sent down from heaven by his father knowing what his purpose was in earth and knowing what he would go through...took all this punishment for us so we wouldn't have the life they did back then (Romans raiding houses killing families and basically controlling their life's with terror...
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I was just being as modern as I could.. ha. the Bible is explained however you interpret it. There is no "this is exactly what happened". You answer your own questions.
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When god was being tortured he knew that it was worth it because he was doing for us which shows how much he loves us...imagine yourself going through all punishment he did...(you couldn't)....sooner or later god was going back up to heaven where he was with his father knowing that he did his job.
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Jesus was tortured, not God. Just to clarify the first sentence. And I understand that completely. I just don't feel comfortable giving people advice and answers to questions regarding the Bible. Nobody can give the perfect answer. It is up to you to make sense of it.
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I'm not saying its perfect but stating what pretty much happen lol
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I like simple. Simple is simple. So keep it simple.
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Ps Jesus is god smart one
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-Then, said Jesus, "Forgive them, father; for they know not what they do."- Think about this, skywalker; Jesus is god. God sacrificed himself, to himself, to appease himself. How much of that makes sense?

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yeah you said it better lol
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What? I can't tell if your being serious or sarcastic?
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I'm answering under the assumption that any of it happened, which is up for question. The 'Trinity' is a terrible attempt to create a uniformed acceptance for Jesus' biblical role. It's fugazi.
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It's a guilt trip written to shame you into believing. I'm sure Jesus was a great guy who they killed. Son of a magic creator of everything? Great story. Not likely.

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It's not a guilt trip it's fact and history written to help u understand just how much he gave to save people.
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He didn't die for any of our sins that hadn't happened yet.!
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I hope no one in the past had to die for anything I've done today.
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Nice!
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Try to think of it as your a dish that needs cleaning because you have food (sin) stuck on you. The sponge comes and cleans you up and wipes away all the food. Now the sponge is dirty but he wanted to help and was the only one who could. Then the water tube had to take some time to clean the sponge again. ( 3 days in grave) the sponge cleans all the dishes as long as they ask for help :) (Super corny but I wanted to help)

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No one has died for your sins , you are accountable for what you do .

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Yes but if you believe Jesus died for you then your sins are forgiven
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God forgive sins , no mediators are needed .
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Great answer!!!!!!
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Well said!
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Thanks :)
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What we (and the Bible) mean by the phrase "Jesus died for our sins" is that all sins have a penalty. We see the same thing in the justice systems of nations--for every crime, there is a penalty. When the penalty is paid, we say that justice has been served, and that's a good thing.

Our sins are really rebellion against God, and they carry a weighty penalty. The penalty is death--not just physical, but spiritual as well. In physical death, our bodies are separated from our souls and spirits. In spiritual death, we are separated from God.

Jesus died for our sins in that He paid the penalty for our sins. As you point out, this does not mean we stop sinning. What it does mean is that the penalty incurred by our sins is satisfied by the payment made by Jesus Himself.

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Absolutely nothing, it's an empty statement. It supposedly means that Jesus' death was some sort of sacrifice that atones for sins not yet committed by others. That's of course a nonsensical view. You can atone for your sins only yourself. The same way no one can do time in prison for you, you have to do your time yourself, no one can atone for your sins for you, only you can do it. Whatever Jesus died "for", it had nothing to do with anyone else's sins, only his own. God punished Jesus for his sins, and his gruesome death was his rightful and just punishment. And yes, many others suffered just as much and even more. The Romans crucified tens of thousand in Judea alone. There was nothing special about how Jesus died, and his death meant nothing special.

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Instead of deserting us, leaving us to the consequences of our sin-instead, he came toward us. He entered into our world. He took the penalty of our sin and bore our death, himself.
",,because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved."
Couldn't he have merely overlooked our sin, forgiven it with just a word? That seems possible to us, but he said our sin was too severe to merely dismiss it. The seriousness of our sin and his love for us required his action.

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It's nonsensical. Particularly since Christian leadership invented the "trinity" concept at the Council of Nicaea.

See, early Christians were divided into two groups- those that thought Jesus was just the son of their God, and those that thought Jesus was both son AND god. Both had some scriptual support considering the bible had not yet been codified and the church had not yet chucked all the inconvenient texts. There were major problems with each:
If Jesus is the son of god only, the early Christians were technically idolators, worshiping more than one god and thus breaking the first commandment.
If Jesus WAS god, then the alleged "atonement" makes no sense- you have god sacrificing himself to himself to get around a rule he himself laid down. Since this also means god required a sacrifice to forgive, it made claims of omnipotence and omni benevolence sketchy.

The church elders voted at the Council of Nicaea in the fourth century that Jesus was divine (since breaking the first commandment was the bigger problem), and spun the whole "mysterious trinity" spiel to try and obscure the problems this brought up regarding the atonement.

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you asked what makes Jesus dying any different than other people dying? Well, he is a lot different than anyone else that has died because his blood washes away humanities sins. While other people that have suffered their blood was not sufficient enough for humanity. He is the ultimate sacrifice to be able to inherit Heaven in the afterlife. You may ask how I am so sure about all of this, I just believe it as faith. I do believe thru faith that I will be able to inhale oxygen in my lungs even though no one can see the oxygen but they can feel it. that's how I understand and view this whole God thing. I hope that I have helped you. Good luck.

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