The central belief of Christianity is that God sent his only son Jesus to die on the cross for us and by doing so freed the world from sin. But how does that work? How can, God, who does not have a physical form, have a son? How does Jesus’ death take away my sin? Especially as I had not even committed the sin at the time, nor had I even been born. How can one person save the whole world? If we are removed from sin, does that mean no one goes to Hell?
The strange thing about God is that nobody really knows who/what it is (which is why it is weird so many worship him). Sometimes it is given human features like emotions, a gender and speech. Humans are even supposedly made in God’s image. On the other hand God is often described as incorporeal (“without the nature of a body or substance”), particularly in debates regarding the creation of the universe. God is often described as not being subject to the laws of science as it does not have a physical or material existence. Neither of these make much sense, as God clearly is not human, as it posses powers that no human has. But what is the difference between a spirit that cannot be directly seen, heard, felt, or detected by any sense, any something that does not exist?
How could God have a son? Children are made from sex between a man and woman. Can God have sex? Does he have to necessary organs? Mary apparently was a virgin, so how did it happen? Perhaps God created Jesus like it created Adam and Eve, but then Jesus isn’t that special.
Christians are always telling me Jesus loves me and died for me. But how? I didn’t exist until 2,000 years later. How can Jesus love something that does not yet exist? How can you love something you don’t know or never met? How can you love everyone on the planet simultaneously? Surely that means that love isn’t that special. If everyone has it, then it’s as special as having a nose. How can you die for something? My grandparents died, not for anything, but just because they were old.
How did Jesus’ death take away sin? I can understand a person atoning for their own sins but how can you atone for someone else’s, let alone the whole worlds and all future generations? If my sins are washed does that mean I could do anything and not be punished in the afterlife? Does that mean no one goes to Hell? If it was only original sin that was removed, why did God give it to us in the first place? It’s not my fault Adam and Eve ate that apple, why would God punish the innocent? Does this not all amount to a human sacrifice?
Will someone Christian please explain this, because it does not make the least bit of sense?