1. To reveal Truth
Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth & the Life. No one comes to the Father, except through me,’ (John 14:6.) ‘He who has seen Me, has seen the Father,’ John 14:9.
2. To overcome Satan
‘For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil,’ 1 John 3:8.
3. To die for us
‘The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many,’ Mark 10:45.
Why was Jesus crucified?
John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, said about Jesus, ‘Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world’ John 1:29. The Blood of Jesus, spilt at the Crucifixion, is the Blood Sacrifice to atone for our personal sins, as stated in 1 John 1:7. ‘If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.’
How may I be forgiven for my sins?
1. Forgive others
‘For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses,’ Matthew 6:14-15.
2. Forgive and love, especially your enemies
‘Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,’ Matthew 5:44.
3. Ask forgiveness from God the Father for your own sins
‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness,’ 1 John 1:9.