The Idea Of Jesus Dying For Sin

1418 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Is the idea of Jesus “dying for sin” barbaric” or “outmoded”? (Choose one.) Why or why not? I disagree with the idea of Jesus dying for sin as being an outmoded concept. Throughout history, we see over and over again of people giving up everything, including their lives, for the greater good. A person dying for what they believe in is not outdated, but the actual act of dying in such a horrific way, however, is barbaric in its nature. The entire crucifixion is one of many disgusting acts that humanity has done to each other. I’m taking the phrase “outmoded” to mean outdated and no longer relevant to our world today. The phrase “barbaric” means to be exceedingly cruel, brutal, and atrocious in its very nature. According to the Bible, Jesus knew that he was going to be betrayed by one of his own disciples, and would be abandoned by the rest. In the gospel of Matthew, the text states, “As they were eating, He said, "Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me." Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, "Surely not I, Lord?" And He answered, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.’” Jesus gave his own life for those that would not even acknowledge him in his time of need, and knew it beforehand. Even with this knowledge, Jesus stuck around because he believed through death, he would bring the world salvation. Based off the Old Testament, crucifixion was the only way that would fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah. In…
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