If God is all powerful, why did Jesus need to die for our sins since God, being all powerful, can just forgive us himself without Jesus needing to suffer?
OK so I am not christen and have never read the bible. But, here goes. So well during the time Jesus was alive, being christian meant you would be killed. So he decided to teach others instead of harm. Like how in other bibles aspects, the gods never really use power. For example in the Sikh religion, the god did not use his "powers" instead taught others the meanings of life. The Muslims told them to convert but, he did not. Instead he used teachings. Hope that helped.
God is not all powerful. The bible mentions several things He can't do. For instance, He can't lie and He can't change.
God is the God of rightness, so He has to let people and angels act according to their own judgment, and He has to respect Satan's ownership of the Earth. He can't just knock Satan in the head and steal mankind back, He had to pay to buy us back. The price was the death of a perfect man.
1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
It is not reliable to let people tell you what the bible says. Many people will make up stuff because they don't know what it says, and many will make up stuff because they wish it would not say what it says. You just have to read it for yourself. Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians.
Why Accept Jehovah’s Judgments?
We need to go back to when God created Adam and Eve.
Because Jehovah knows all the facts involved and we do not, we should be modest when considering God’s actions. To illustrate: Imagine that a judge with an outstanding record of making fair-minded decisions has handed down a sentence in a court case. What would you think about someone who without knowing all the facts or really understanding the laws involved criticized the judge’s decision? It would be foolish for someone to pass judgment on a matter without being fully informed about it. (Proverbs 18:13) How much more foolish it would be for mere humans to criticize “the Judge of all the earth”!—Genesis 18:25.
accept Jehovah’s judgments: He holds to his righteous standards even at great personal cost.
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Adam sinned when he broke God’s perfect law. And we received sin from Adam, the father of us all. So, what do you think we need?— We need, as it were, a new father, one who lived a perfect life on earth. Jehovah sent Jesus to earth so that he could become like a father to us instead of Adam. The Bible says: “‘The first man Adam became a living soul.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
Jesus cited a principal way in which he showed that love when he said of himself: “The Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.”—Matthew 20:28. A ransom is something that releases. Ransoming someone means delivering him from captivity or punishment by paying a price. In a spiritual sense, “to ransom” means to bring about deliverance from sin and its penalty. That is why Jesus died. As the Christian apostle Paul wrote: “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 6:23.
The first human, Adam, was created perfect, without sin. (Roman 5:9)For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners,a so also through the obedience of the one person many will be made righteous.
Jesus was also perfect, but he never sinned. Therefore, he could be “an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Only another human would balance the scale.