27. Why did Jesus have to die?

Jesus took the penalty of death upon Himself as a substitute for humanity. The shedding of His blood provided the means by which mankind could be redeemed and sins removed.

1 Peter 1:18-19
18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fahers;
19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Hebrews 9:22
22. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

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