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Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

C.S. Lewis Explains the Atonement

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(Last Updated:  24 Aug 1999)

If you have wondered why God chose to redeem us in the way he did, why Jesus had to suffer and die, then perhaps this extract from CS Lewis' Mere Christianity (Fount Paperbacks, 1977) will help.  The extract is from Chapter 4, The Perfect Penitent.

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