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The story of Christ's Salvation

Why was it that God send Christ to die for the people?

The story of salvation cannot be retold without the story of Adam.
Adam, in the Garden of Eden, disobeyed Jehovah. Jehovah had specifically told Adam not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yet, the snake, (The Devil, or Lucifer otherwise known as), tricked Eve, and finally culminated in Adam disobeying Jehovah.

As a result of it, Jehovah punished both man (he would have to work hard of the ground!) , woman (especially in labour pains!) and especially the snake (who will be enemy of both Man & Woman).

After Adam disobeyed God, sin entered the world and is passed down to every other human on Earth!

All Have Sinned and Fall Short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23)

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Romans 6:23)

Jehovah could not communicate with the people face-to-face.
Although God used many methods, the “prophet” was the most recognized form of divine communication.

1 Now a high priest is a man chosen to represent other human beings in their dealings with God.
He presents their gifts to God and offers their sacrifices for sins.
2 And because he is human, he is able to deal gently with the people, though they are ignorant and wayward. For he is subject to the same weaknesses they have.
3 That is why he has to offer sacrifices, both for their sins and for his own sins.
4 And no one can become a high priest simply because he wants such an honor. He has to be called by God for this work, just as Aaron was. (Hebrews 5: 1-4 )

8 So even though Jesus was God's Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.
9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.

7 But only the high priest goes into the Most Holy Place, and only once a year, and always with blood, which he offers to God to cover his own sins and the sins the people have committed in ignorance.
8 By these regulations the Holy Spirit revealed that the Most Holy Place was not open to the people as long as the first room and the entire system it represents were still in use.
9 This is an illustration pointing to the present time. For the gifts and sacrifices that the priests offer are not able to cleanse the hearts of the people who bring them. (Hebrews 9: 7-9)

16 Now when someone dies and leaves a will, no one gets anything until it is proved that the person who wrote the will is dead.
17 The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it. While the person is still alive, no one can use the will to get any of the things promised to them.
18 That is why blood was required under the first covenant as a proof of death.

22In fact, we can say that according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified by sprinkling with blood. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 10:
12 But Christ gave himself to God for our sins as one sacrifice for all time, and then sat down in the place of highest honour at God's right hand.
19 And so, dear brothers now we may walk right into the very Holy of Holies where God is because of the blood of Jesus.

Christ gave Himself as the sacrificial lamb and therefore, once and for all, cancelled the Old System (in the Old Testament) therefore, no more animal sacrifices were ever and would ever be required for forgiveness,
and therefore became the High Priest for all and both the Jews and Gentiles (anyone who IS NOT a Jew).

The people no longer had to go through a High Priest because Christ IS the New System. Everyone could "walk" into the Most Holy Place (which in the Old Testament was the holiest place in the synagogue or temple), and anyone else who dared to walked in would be struck DEAD!

Jesus said to them, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me" (John 14:6).

9But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. (1 John 1: 9)

"... confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, (and) you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10.)

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