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Why Did Jesus Die?

1A. In relation to God the Father.

1B. To do God’s will: Hebrews 10:7,9.

2B. To demonstrate God’s love: John 3:16; Romans 5:8; I John 3:16; 4:10.

3B. To reconcile us to God: Romans 5:9-11; II Corinthians 5:18-19; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:20-22.

4B. To bring us to God: I Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9-13.

5B. To demonstrate God’s righteousness: Romans 3:24-26; II Corinthians 5:21.

2A. In relation to the devil.

— To destroy the power and works of the devil: Colossians 1:13; 2:15; Hebrews 2:14-15; I John 3:8.

3A. In relation to the law: Galatians 3:13-14; 4:5; Romans 7:1-6; 10:4.

4A. In relation to sin.

1B. To bear our sins: I Peter 2:24.

2B. To take away sin: John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26-28; 10:4, 11; I John 3:5.

3B. To be a final sacrifice for sin: Hebrews 7:26-27.

4B. To be the propitiation for our sins: I John 2:2; 4:20.

5B. To cleanse us from all sin: I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5.

6B. To forgive us of our sins: Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 2:13-14.

7B. To redeem us: Galatians 3:13-14; 4:5; I Peter 1:18-19; Titus 2:14; Revelation 5:9-10.

8B. To save sinners: I Timothy 1:15; Hebrews 7:25.

5A. In relation to the believer’s future.

1B. To perfect us forever: Hebrews 10:14.

2B. To give us eternal life: John 3:14-16; Romans 6:22-23; I John 5:6-13.

3B. To save us from wrath: Romans 5:9.

The Biola Hour Guidelines, What We Believe, by David L. Hocking, (La Mirada, CA: Biola Univ., 1982), pp. 21-22