Y’shua Died for Our Sins
According to John 1;29, Y’shua/Jesus died to take away the sins of the world:
Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Therefore, it was the sin of mankind that caused Him to have to die.
Sin is defined in 1 John 3:4 (in the NEW Testament) as “lawlessness.” According to the Strong’s concordance:
Lawlessness = (iniquity, KJV) 458, anomia, from 459, illegality, violation of law, wickedness, transgression of law, unrighteous.
To what law is
this referring? The root word tells us:
Root word: 459 anomos, lawless (i.e. negatively), not subject to the Jewish law, without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked.
Now, let’s read 1 John 3:4
with the definition inserted into the passage:
Everyone who practices sin also practices torahlessness, and sin is torahlessness.
Why would we think that we can disobey the torah (that we can “sin”) and that would be okay with God when the cost to pay for our disobedience to the torah* cost the Son of God His very life?
*torah = God’s instructions
in the first five Old Testament books (See Matthew 5:17-18; note who is