Subject 1: Being born again of water and the Spirit
1-10. Why did Jesus sacrifice Himself on the Cross?
The sacrifice of Jesus was for our sins that had been taken away through His baptism. He gave us His flesh to pay for our sins so that we could be set free from the punishment for all our sins. What we have to know is that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan to take away all our sins. We have to believe that Jesus died on the Cross for this reason. If Jesus had not been baptized before He was crucified and if He Had not died on the Cross, all our sins would have remained. Therefore, we must believe in both the baptism and the blood of Jesus. Because Jesus is the Son of God, the sacrificial Lamb, He was sacrificed to blot out all our sins. We should all believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He was baptized to take away all the sins of the world, and that He was crucified for our sins. Jesus was baptized to take away all our sins, then was crucified so that we, the sinners, could be saved from all our sins and be free of punishment.