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