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.
Yes, God is not only all-powerful, God is immortal and God can do anything. Unfortunately, we confuse God and a manifestation of God. God may appear as a saint on earth and then that saint may die, but our father who is in heaven, the supreme power who is God, He decides what must happen and how it must happen. Our job is to surrender, is to accept the Divine will. We are not here to ask questions, God knows better than we do. Then who are we to question God and what God wants to happen? Let’s learn to accept.
This is a question that needs introspection...it is a good question - whether we should believe that Jesus died for our sins. Although that happened thousands of years ago and we are sinning even today and we can continue sinning because we have a Visa and God will suffer for our sins. Why do we believe in all this? We believe in all this because we don't question our scriptures, we don't correctly interpret God and religion. And we think it is blasphemous to ask questions. If we truly love God, we will go beyond superstitions, we will go beyond the scriptures to realize God. Like the scriptures say, God lives in the temple of our heart, the kingdom of God is within you, realize that.
It is a good question to contemplate, that when God is all powerful then why did God need to die, why did God need to suffer and why does God need to continue to suffer? It is ironic that we believe that we should sin and God will suffer for our sins. Therefore, we should stop believing in fairy tales. We should go in quest of the Truth. We should not just believe in a scripture, but we should contemplate certain scriptures which make us realize the Truth. Luke 17:20-21 - the kingdom of God is within you, Corinthians 3:16 - God lives in the temple of your heart. When we contemplate scriptures that make us realize the Truth, then we realize God. We realize that God is in everything, God is everywhere and these stories about God forgiving us for our sins will fade into insignificance when we realize the Truth about God.