Christ died on cross fr our sins? AN act of love?

Canada
March 12, 2010 7:24am CST
Jesus died on the cross because we are all sinners. he offered himself as sacrifice for the sake of the sins of mankind. Was this an act f love? Suppose I bang my head on the wall because my children are mischievous? Is i an act of love?
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• India
12 Mar 10
Hi Fredrick, you have raised a question on very tenet of Christianity. The analogy you have put forth, "banging my head on the wall for the sake of my children", has no relevance whatsoever to Jesus’ supreme sacrifice. I have heard before many people ask, "How a person can die for the sin of someone else". They do not seem to understand how a person's blood can wash someone's sin. I can explain this to someone who knows Jesus Christ, and to the one who knows God. However, I cannot explain it to someone who does not know ABC of Christianity. He would never understand even if I bang my head on the wall.
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
the ABC of christianity needed to be taught as well.. So if a person needs to know about it, you tell them about it.. You don't just shut everything off like what you did here, the question posted above is a very go0d questi0n,so f u do n0t kn0w how to answer it,don't dampen his spirit by saying he kn0w n0thing about the ABC of christianity therefore you can't explain nothing to him. Christ went to earth and saw that a lot do n0t kn0w about the basics of the mosaic law he began teaching them. N0t like you though... You should follow what Jesus said on matthew 28:20 and John 17:3. You should feel bad about your c0mments and i think he needs to see an apology from you
• India
12 Mar 10
I reiterate I do not wish to bang my head on the wall. Besides, I said nothing that warrants apology. I have generalized my statement. I have not directed my remarks particularly to him.
@1hopefulman (11617)
• Canada
13 Mar 10
Viewed that it way, you are right, it doesn't make much sense. However, let's put the same argument in a different scene. Suppose the same mischievous children are playing with fire and they set the house on fire and they are trapped and you as a a parent risk your life to save them out of the fire, would that not be an act of love? Would not your sacrificing your life to save them be an act of love? If you let them burn in the fire, would that be an act of love? John 3:16 (New International Version) 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 15:13 (New International Version) 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
• United States
12 Mar 10
No, that would be an act of frustration. Acts of love are done unselfishly, even at the risk of your own life. If a person was to shoot someone in front of you, and you jumped in the way to save that person and were shot instead, that is an act of love. Or if you knew your sister was strapped financially because she lost her job, and you sold your favorite movie to give her cash to help out, that is an act of love.
@gewcew23 (8013)
• United States
12 Mar 10
Banging your head up against a wall because of your children action is generally associated with your children are driving you insane. Maybe Jesus was tired of dealing with humans so dying on a cross was a better alternative than living another day on this Earth.
@flowerchilde (12525)
• United States
12 Mar 10
I think it's dramatic enough to penetrate every psyche (eventually)