Question: Why did Jesus suffer and die?
Answer: If I break your iPad, you may tell me that you forgive me, but in doing so you have to absorb/shoulder the cost of the broken iPad. Someone has to pay for the broken iPad either me, or you, if you forgive me. The cost does not just go into oblivion. Likewise, God does not just wave his hand over sin when he forgave it, he must himself shoulder the full cost of the injustice done. Jesus suffered the exact equivalent of all the penalties/punishment that was deserved for all sinners, so they could all be pardoned.
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