God is so powerful, why this sacrifice on the cross? One word or even less than that wouldn’t suffice?!
God created Human beings giving them with individual liberty. It is not like creating robots or machines that can be controlled by mechanism.
With this freedom, Man got choices. A Choice to obey or disobey. And many choices in the life context.
When Man sinned, He chose to go away. So He was banished from Eden. If a sinful man lives for ever, then His sufferings will also last for ever. So it 's good for a Man to die after committing sin (after living a lifespan given By The Lord) . To prevent eternal disgrace, Man had to be banished from the Eden, where the Tree of Life that bears fruit. To live, and to endure in eternity, man needs to conqueror sin and its consequences.
Now, how the miserable man can overcome sin? Especially who is born in sin and binding weakness within. How can he be saved? Unless man chose good, he could/can not get good. The evil and sin never offers a choice but puts bondage to man. It never offers any good. Nor it offers any choice. The bad already entered, Man himself can not choose Good unless it is offered to him to choose. Only God can offer good to Man, but Man did not know Him since then. So Man knows only 'What is good and what is bad.' based on his decision, as the fruit that gives knowledge of 'what is good and what is bad' is powered by ego. God had plan to save Him. But man has to go through suffering and death without any other choice. So only by the grace ofGOD Man can make a choice of Good.
To prepare Man for salvation, Initially God warned Man by various signs and messages; He gave Him Commandments; Man was saved in war famine etc. Tis way, the Lord gave humans the realization of human weakness, making him realize the need of salvation. Yet, even the commandments, blessings are a choice to Man either to accept or to decline. Everything came / comes from God is not imposed But given as a choice. Through His grace alone, and not by the merit of our deeds we are saved, yet, the Grace of God needs to be accepted by Man. because, it is a choice to make.
Why He took suffering?
According to the Law of Moses, to receive forgiveness, a Sacrifice of Lamb should to be offered as a penance of sins; It was a ritual to be observed. Therefore, as a choice made to repent from sins, one had to offer sacrifice on the Altar. Though it was symbolic, it created an opportunity for Man to turn to God.
Even when there was a snake of Bronze raised by Moses, only those who saw it (as a choice available) could be saved from the fatality of poison.
Though there was a law, sacrifice offerings, it only revealed how weak humans are in following them. Under this realization, the whole world was looking earnestly and waiting for the saviour to come. So that they can be saved by grace.. The Lord sent His only Son to save the world, at the very right time as man can choose to accept Him.
As a ritual of sin offering, Jesus offered Himself on the Wooden Cross. It is the Divine Mercy that is flowing in infinite volumes to everyone. His sufferings along with His sacrificial offerings saved mankind from the punishments of all sins.
It comes with a choice. therefore, whoever acknowledges Lord Jesus as His/Her Lord and Saviour – they will be saved, as they remain associated by their choice towards what God has to offer to them.
Jesus suffered for the punishment of Blasphemy against the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD without knowing what the people of all times – are / were doing.
The Lord's offering on the cross and His love is filled with power of the Holy Spirit. Denying the salvation and dishonouring the existence of Lord in His Holiness is not caused by Human spirit, but by the enemy. Thus the denial of people is not caused by Human spirit but by the enemy. Therefore, the real Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31) is inspired and caused by the cheating powers of the enemy. This will not be forgiven to the enemy. So, whatever that is inspired by evil needs to be denied by the act of penance and repentance. This clarifies the choice of the sinner, whether to be forgiven or to be punished. Therefore, salvation is not to be taken for granted without making the needful choice we ought to make in action.
This makes denying salvation as making a choice of eternal death. Such denial is influenced by evil, and such a denying of salvation makes it a blasphemy against the Spirit of The Lord. Whoever associates themselves by deliberate choice with evil will not be saved from the consequences of sin.
But man is saved by the Blood of the lamb, A choice offered to him by God to choose. Otherwise, there would not be any choice. Jesus Christ is the Lamb Of God, who offered Himself according to the ritual of Moses' Law.
As the freedom of choice does not compel anyone, it should be our choice to accept salvation. Jesus died for all mankind. But to be saved, one must choose (Accept) this salvation with respect.
As the Lord warned about the death, man chose ( being deceived by the enemy, ) to die by committing the forbidden sin. Once, that is set, there is no choice left, unless it is offered to him.
So, as it is offered by Jesus's dying in the place of our punishment, it is up to us now, to make a choice, and rise again. And it is through Jesus alone.
We will rise again through Jesus Christ our Lord. Because, He chose to rise again. He is without sin and lives for ever. Moreover, He chose to save us all. If that choice is not made, Man would end his existence in death for eternity according to the judgement already set. God did not want to destroy Man. So, according to His choice, He sent His only Son to save us. If salvation is chosen, as per your choice, You shall live after death. And You rise again.
The Lord chose was: If salvation is chosen, no sin can remain with it. – a prerequisite for anyone wishing to be with Him.
So He forgave every sin of the world. It is only to choose and accept the forgiveness, (with great respect) that will save us.
As sin is against GOD, Man could not reach God. So God became Man so that He can choose salvation without Sin. And His (Jesus's) choice became Dear to Father. He rose Him up from the Death. And Jesus remains the only imperishable among all the perishable. Thus, His Will and Choice is eternal.
In the Bible we read, Jesus Chose (Declared) Himself as the Bread of Life. His Choice gives us Life. Jesus Chose (Declared) Himself as the way to The Father. Therefore, He Shall be the only Way to The Father. He said 'I am the Truth'. He is the Truth., A way of freedom.
Yet, Jesus did not interfere or force with our freedom of Choice given By God The Father. So, if we choose to accept and acknowledge the Will of Jesus Christ, we will be saved. The acceptance of His Will is Accepting His Lordship.
Jesus says, ‘‘I come and stand at your door. I will knock, and who ever welcomes Me, I shall dwell with Him.’’
To open the doors of our hearts, it is the Choice that we shall make.
By sin we lost all the choice and authority. By salvation we regained it all through Jesus Christ. So every act is needed to be according to Jesus in order to endure for ever. What He forbid remains forbidden for ever.
In all the earth, Light Shining over the darkness and the Victory over sin achieved by Lord Jesus Christ is Eternal Victory. The Victory is shared among all His followers or branches to bear fruit. In Joy of this victory by the Love of Father, Our hearts and souls sing Songs For the Glory of The Lord Forever and Ever, Amen.