For those that do not follow Jesus Christ, it can be confusing about why someone would sacrifice their lives for the world. Questions circling around Jesus Christ and the reality behind Jesus' death will be a part of this world forever because so many people do not take the time to get to know Him.
The topic of constant discussion and several controversial theories is not the cause behind Jesus' death but the meaning. It isn’t clear why Jesus’ death had to be on a cross, although crucifixion was the cruelest manner of execution in Roman times, a fitting penalty for the sins of all humanity. It is clear that crucifixion was the only death that would fulfill the Old Testament prophecies, the predictions, of what would happen to the Messiah.
Here are the seven reasons we believe Jesus had to die.