I was wondering how to understand the fact that Jesus’ death was needed for our redemption, and it was Jesus’ sacrifice, not merely an execution.
So: why could this sacrifice ever be held as a sin, which have to be forgiven by God?
If Jesus’ crucifixion was itself a sin on the part of some of the jewish leaders, how could this “sin” take all sins away?
It sounds like if the people had known, they would have stopped Jesus, since it is better for them not to sin. But then this is no better than Peter, which was called Satan for this.
So, my view is this: Jesus’ sacrifice in itself is no sin, because it is His choice; it is the greatest grace. It is the reasons why the ones who wanted to kill him had that makes it a great sin on their part.
Is it clear enough to respond to this difficulty that is Jesus’ death = “sin by the Jews” but keeping Jesus from suffering = sin as well ?
Is it correct to think if we had known, we would have wanted Jesus to die anyway for us (pretty much like what the Virgin would have thought, i guess).
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