@AnonymousAngel That's a good question that the Bible answers :)
God sent Jesus to the earth as a ransom. The ransom is God’s way of freeing humans from sin and death. (Ephesians 1:7) To understand why the ransom was needed, we have to know what happened thousands of years ago in the garden of Eden. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, sinned. Because they sinned, they died. We also die because we inherited sin from Adam and Eve – the Adamic sin that infects us all. (Romans 3:23; 5:12)
When God created the first man, Adam, He gave him something very precious. He gave Adam perfect human life. He had a perfect mind and a perfect body. He would never get sick, would never grow old, and would never die. When he disobeyed God and was sentenced to death, Adam paid a very high price. He lost his perfect life. Because of what Adam did, “sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” (Romans 5:12) When Adam sinned, he “sold” himself and us into slavery to sin and death. (Romans 7:14)
So here’s the ransom enters.
What is a ransom? The idea of a ransom basically involves two things. First, a ransom is the price paid to release someone or to buy something back. Second, a ransom is the price that covers, or pays, the cost of something.
None of us could ever pay the ransom for the perfect life that Adam lost. Why not? Because all of us are imperfect. (Psalm 49:7, 8) The ransom that had to be paid was another perfect human life. That is why it is called “a corresponding ransom.” (1 Timothy 2:6) The ransom had to have the same value as the life that Adam lost.
How did God provide the ransom? God sent his most precious Son to the earth. This Son, Jesus, was being transferred from heaven to earth, and Jesus was born as a perfect human, without sin.—Luke 1:35.
The first man, Adam, lost perfect life for all humans when he disobeyed God. Could another man remove death for all of Adam’s children? Yes. (Read Romans 5:19.) Jesus, who never sinned, gave his perfect life as the ransom. (1 Corinthians 15:45) His perfect life could be used to remove death for all of Adam’s children.—1 Corinthians 15:21, 22.
How was the ransom paid? Jesus gave his Father the value of his life. In the year 33, on Nisan 14 of the Jewish calendar, God allowed Jesus’ enemies to kill him. (Hebrews 10:10) Three days after that, God brought Jesus back to life, not as a human, but as a spirit person. Later, when Jesus returned to his Father in heaven, he presented the value of his perfect human life to God as the ransom. (Hebrews 9:24) Now that the ransom has been paid, we have the opportunity to be set free from sin and death.—Read Romans 3:23, 24.
But how can you benefit from the ransom? I would like to share you the Bible’s answer for free.