Most Christians know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, because God loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice for our sins, but some may not know the reason that we needed a Savior. Yes we all sinned and Jesus came to die for our sins, but why was Christ able to die for our sins? First of all, the Bible tells us that God told Moses and the children of Israel that they had to follow an ordinance. God reminded the Israelites that he brought them out of bondage and gave them the land of Canaan as their own land. In order to free them from their Pharaoah (King), God caused plagues to come upon the land and they had to smear blood on the door post of their homes to protect them, in order to save them from judgement that he sent upon the land. If they had the blood smeared on the door post, death would pass from them, and no harm would come to them. So every year they continued to sacrifice a lamb without spot or blemish as an atonement for the soul. So Jesus was able to be the sacrifice because he was without blemish; he was without sin (1 Peter 1:19, Hebrews 4:14,15 and Hebrews 7:26). God said that without shedding of blood is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22.) His blood was able to cover the sins of many (Hebrews 9:28, Hebrews 10:10-12, 1 John 2:2).
Who has sinned? Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” But God loved us and sent his son to die for us, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8-9). Jesus was God’s son and through him we can have eternal life. “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name (John 20:31).” 1 John 5:11-13 says, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” ). Christ died on a cross for the world’s sins and arose from the grave after three days (1 Corinthians 15:3,4).
Scriptural Reference: 1 Peter 1:19- says that we are redeemed by “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
God said that without shedding of blood is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22.)
Hebrews 9:12- Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.