Why Christ Suffered for Our Sins

Bible Summary. The Bible is clear that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins so that we may be healed. God let Christ suffer for our sins because he loves and desires to save us from the destructive consequences of our sin. Christ suffered to be our sin offering so that mankind could be redeemed. This is God’s salvation plan for mankind. Christ suffered as a consequent of mankind’s sin in order that mankind could be justified before God. See below for commentary from Isaiah 53 on why Christ suffered for our sins.

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Christ Suffered For Our Sins So That We May be Healed.

The Bible is clear that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins so that we may be healed. Isaiah foretold of Jesus taking on the punishment that was due as a result of mankind’s sins. Isaiah 53:5 tells us that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions and by his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Christ Suffered the Punishment for our Sin.

Christ suffered for us as punishment for our sin. God let Christ suffer for our sins because he loves and desires to save us from the destructive consequences of our sin. Isaiah 53:6 tells us that we are like sheep that have gone astray and turned away from God where Christ suffered the consequences of our actions.

Isaiah 53:6, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Christ Suffered to be our Sin Offering.

Christ suffered to be our sin offering so that mankind could be redeemed. This is God’s salvation plan for man that addresses the consequences of our sins, and becomes the basis for our eternal reconciliation with God. Isaiah 53:10 tells us that God was pleased that his son suffered so that a sinful mankind could be forgiven and blessed.

Isaiah 53:10, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.”

Christ Suffered to Justify Us Before God.

Christ suffered as a consequent of mankind’s sin in order that mankind could be justified before God. God loves us, but at the same time all of us fall short of the glory of God and are guilty of sin. We all deserve to bear the grievous consequences of sin. Isaiah 53:11 advises us that through Christ’s righteous suffering God was satisfied and a sinful mankind was justified.

Isaiah 53:11, “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”

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