Sorry, I don't get it. Why would god kill himself to forgive me? It just does not make sense.
I can't relate to it. If god wanted me to understand he'd do something I can relate to.
To answer your question...Although Christ was/is a part of the Holy Trinity...God did not literally kill HIMSELF...obvioulsly he was still on the throne when His Son died on the cross, so you do have two
different individuals: God The Father on the Throne...and His Son that descended from Heaven and
became a flesh and blood man. The reason God required the killing of his Son is that, again, you have to
go back to the laws of Moses to know why this was required. In the days of the Laws of Moses, there would be no forgiveness of sins and disobedience without the shedding of blood. In the case of the Israelites (once they has a nation had their covenent with God) this "blood-payment sacrifice" took the form of the killing and of male sheep or lambs. Instead of the sinner being killed for his sins (which is what should have happened) God only required that a male lamb be sacrificed instead. Overtime, the people of Israel began taking much of what God for them for granted and began rejecting God and the requirements he demanded of them....and the quality of the sacrifices they offered to them became more and more substandered. This is what led God to having his people (the Israelites) being forced off the land of Canaan. Since his people would not obey him....He saw to it that they would no longer live there and they went from being God's people to becoming slaves of the Babylonians, Persians, and later were exiled by the Romans for their constant disobediance.
Because the substitute lamb sacrifices were no longer effective...God required a better sacrifice.
Why?? because according to God's laws that were given by Moses...there had to be shedding of blood to remove sin. In other words...someone had to die....either the sheep...or the sinner. Since God apparenetley valued the life of the sinner....he found it acceptable to have the innocent sheep killed instead of the man who committed the sin.
You also said, "If God wanted me to understand, He do something I could relate to"...
I agree with you. God did do something that you could "relate to" when his Son came down to Earth and became a Man just like the rest of us. This was a way of God "putting his money were his mouth is".
And because Jesus became a Man (instead of, let's say, a sheep)...this was why his death became
the satisfactory sacrifice that God was demanding. Instead of becomming just another sacrifical sheep...Christ became a Man and died as a man in our place.
As far as...."Why didnt Christ just stay and remain in Hell for the Rest of us for all time??".
If you were to break out of prison....would you just stay there??
I'm assuming your answer is no.
So if Christ DEFEATED death, hell, and the grave....
Why would you think he would just stay and remain there??
How could he claim to be "victorious" if he just stayed there??
The whole point of "proving" your "not dead" as Christ did is coming back at after you died.
Which is what Christ did 3 days after he died (just as the Nation of Israel entered the Promised Land
on 3 different times).
Before he ascended back into heaven...he gave his Apostles and Disciples their marching orders
to go out into the rest of the world and to preach the Gospel. And yes, he warned them ahead of
time that he would be sending them out as "Sheep among Wolves".....
...meaning that they world hated and attacked Christ and that they would be hated, attacked, and killed for preaching the truth.
It certainly doesnt sound like Christ was trying to sugar-coat or BS anybody if
he said that they could easily die or get killed preaching his gospel.
I saw another question that asked, "Why doesnt God accomplish this by himself...
Isnt he all powerful??".
Yes, God is all-powerful. This is why He and his Son were able to defeat death, hell, and the Grave once and for all. That means that only God and his Son get all the credit for mankind's salvation and no one else (provided they accept Christ as the one who died for their sins).
Of course, if you or anybody else think that you can defeat death, hell, or the grave on your own
or perform any the acts and miracles that were performed by God and Christ...
...I personally challenge any of you to try that....and we'll see just successfull you really are.
Now, because God is all-powerful....that doesn't mean that God is somekind of "Bell-boy" who's going to come off his thrown and jump threw your hoops just so he can get you to believe in him.
I mean, think about it. What's the point of being God if every run down schmuck could come along and tell him what to do just so he could prove his existance to you??
IMO...I think God has been quite the Gentleman. Think about it...
Has God himself ever pounded on your door and DEMANDED that you believe in him??
No, of course he hasnt. Only other people have tried to "force" you to think their way.
So, why do you blame God for their actions??
However....Although God is All-powerful doesnt mean he's going to do your job for you.
You do have a grey-matter between your ears as well as common sense and he does
expect you to use it. That also means that a failure to plan on your part doesnt
require and emergency on His part. If you set your house on fire doesnt mean God's going
to come down off his thrown and put it for you.
Even Christ refused Satan's challenge to jump off a cliff in the hope that
angles would rescue him. Even God's Son knew better than to provoke His Father.
As far as the "Authors of the bible projecting themselves as God"....
Show me one book or one passage in the bible were this is the case. Moses wrote the first five books of the bible and there is no place were he even tried to project himself as God. In fact, when God called on him to lead his people out of slavery in Egypt...that was not something that Moses jumped into right away. In fact, at first, he was rather reluctant and didnt want to do it.
As for as the other Authors/ Leaders of the Old Testament such as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, King David, King Solomon, Job, Daniel, Ezekiel, Isahiah and the 12 prophets....
....there is not ONE person who tried to set themselves up as God. In fact, the Israelites were a people who (like the rest of us here) were very skeptical of anyone who tried to act or claim to be God. This is the exact kind of attitudes that Christ ran head first into when he said he was the Son of God and the Jewish Pharisees immidiately lableled him as a liar, drunkard, mad-man, fool, and heretic and demanded his arrest and death...and eventually they got it.
Wether or not the idead of "blood sacrifice" sounds "rather cultish"....
Hey, that was the Law given to Moses and the people of Israel.
If you have a problem with it...take up with God.
He set up the rules...not me.
Ultimately, everyone here had free will to choose what they believe....
You make that choice....
God wont make it for you.