"Come, let us worship and bow down.Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for He is our God. We are the people He watches over, the sheep under His care. Oh, that you would listen to His voice today!" Psalm 95:6-7.<quoted text>
If he is alive, what did he sacrifice?
Simply He sacrificed His right to destroy His enemies,set Himself free and rule the world,than,rather than to allow the Free Will of human kind to receive Him by faith,using their free will to choose either to serve Him or to hate Him.He chooses to watch over us like a Shepherd rather than a tyrant.
You asked a good question Black Sheep,but you thought that Jesus really didn't sacrifice anything,as He is alive and surely dying and not rising would be somewhat a real sacrifice for such a person as He. Nevertheless,Jesus sacrificed His Right to vanquish His Enemies,to allow them the temporal victory of His B o d y by Crucifixion and death,but by His own Blood redeeming even His Enemies if they come to Him by faith.
"Dear friends, let us continue to LOVE one another, for LOVE comes from G o d. Anyone who LOVES is born of G o d and knows G o d, but anyone who does not love does not know God- GOD is LOVE!
"God showed how much He loved us by sending His only S o n into the world so that we might have eternal life through H i m(Jesus the Christ).
"This is real l o v e. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son as a SACRIFICE to take away our sins.
"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to LOVE each other. 1JOHN 4:7-11.
"WE love each other as a result of His loving us first." 1John 4:19.
"And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, for there is no sin in H i m.
"So if we continue to live in Him we won't sin either. But those who keep on sinning have never known H i m or understood who He is." 1 John 3:5-6.
I know a lot of people here do not like it when we give them a measure of Scripture,but the Scripture speaks well for itself,and needs not to be expounded ad Nauseum. If you just read the words and realize you yourself do not know this love which is from heaven,you might want to subject yourself,a choice of your own free will,to His love and find out it is real.
You see that the Scriptures speak in a complete way:first in authority,than in knowing,and finally in challenging the reader to Come to Him,the great Shepherd of His Sheep,both black and white,gray and so on, if you want to get technical as it were.
The sacrifice that Jesus made was to HUMBLE Himself rather than to just eradicate all opposition and take over the world which is His right,because He created it.You have a choice to make,and it should be made soon as possible,because frankly you never know when that choice will not be afforded you personally.
I realize you have rights,so do we all,but you also have the right to choose today whom you will serve,HIM who gave His life for you,knowing He could have destroyed all the OFFENCE,and to just save you,or maybe you would have never been born.There is evil in this world,and it is quite apparent,our country is facing times that we in the comfort of our homes watched on TV acted by men and women who for the most part never experienced what they portray.People around the world can tell us that evil is real,because they saw if first hand.LET me give you an example.