Q: Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Couldn’t there have
been another way for Him to bring about the salvation of the world?
This highly theoretical question has been pondered by many a great mind through history. It all boils down to this: Could Jesus have simply declared to the whole human race that all their sins were forgiven without His suffering on the cross? We're tempted to say yes, if that were God's will, because nothing is impossible for God (cf: Luke 1:37).