Here is real controversy. There are four reasons why Jesus went to the cross. Don't start yelling until you have an in depth study of these things, letting the Holy Spirit guide you.
#1 Jesus fulfilled the Law.
#2 Jesus died for the sins of man.
#3 Deut. chapter 24 verse 1, Gods Law on divorce. God will not break His own Law.
Jeremiah chapter 3 verse 8. God gives national Israel a certificate of divorce.
Romans chapter 7 verse 1 and 2. Even though God gave Israel a divorce, they were still bound to God by the Law until He died. Since God can't die He needed a substitute to die in His place. Jesus, being God in the flesh, was the perfect substitute.
When Jesus died on the cross the marriage to Israel was dissolved. When Jesus came out of the tomb, He was able to choose a new bride which was spiritual.
#4 Hebrews chapter 9 verse 16 and 17. The Lambs book of life is a last will and testament. Everyone written in the book became co-heirs with Jesus when He died and came out of the tomb.
Revelation chapter 13 verse 8, Rev. chapter 17 verse 8 and Rev. chapter 20 verse 14 and 15.
Please read these Scriptures in Light of the Holy Spirit witnessing to your spirit. May God bless you with His Word.
Robert Marshall Clinton Pa.