Originally Posted by Blitzkreger
What is the correlation between my sins and Jesus dieing on the cross? Whats the connection?
Blood debt. It's an ancient Semitic tradition and belief. You will find it nowhere in modern theology, but that is certainly what informed first-century Judaic Christians.
The modern idea behind it is nonsensical. It holds that God requires justice, is all-forgiving, but somehow isn't capable of forgiving Original Sin.
Or, you know, it's metaphor. But we already have an increasingly tiring thread on that...