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Why Christianity says the Cross is needed and Islam not?

It is hard to understand for Muslims that when Jesus Christ is the Savior and when he has a divine nature: how was it possible that he died? When the prophet John the Baptist saw Jesus, he cried:

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

Taking the sin of the world as the sacrificial Lamb of God is why Jesus had to die. He came to take the punishment for sin.

Jesus prophesied His own death many times:

“And taking the twelve, he said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise’" (Luke 18:31-33).

Jesus Christ died for believing sinners. We cannot reach paradise on our own power. Remember, the perfect God cannot see sin. Because of our own sins, we will suffer judgment in the flames of hell. But God sacrificed Jesus Christ as the believer’s perfect Substitute.

There is a reason that Jesus Christ had to be tested. It is to unite humanity with himself. Jesus Christ chose to rescue humanity from wrongdoing and from slavery to Satan by submitting to death in order to raise to life those subject to death. Jesus Christ did not come down from the cross alive instead of being buried in the grave, because his life had to be tested. Those who crucified him suggested: save yourself and come down from your cross and we will believe in you. But he had to be tested, just as the Children of Israel. In any case there had to be no doubting whatsoever about the fact of his death. This doubting ended with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is alive and many people have seen the resurrected Jesus Christ. Because Jesus Christ is resurrected, also the believers in Jesus Christ will resurrect. Jesus Christ died for our sins:

“Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

The faultless and righteous Jesus died to pay the punishment for believing sinners.

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