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The wages of Sin is death. God is just, He is also loving and merciful. There is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood. Heb 9:22. There was no other way for God to redeem man according to His law. Matthew 26:39. His justice was met in the crucifixtion of Christ. He died the death we deserve, experienced the darkness and devine separation ...


You all could've found much better answers by actually reading what Thomas says about this: Summa th., III, q. 46, article 2. In point of fact, Thomas says that Christ's death was NOT necessary in the "simple and absolute" sense of the word, because, well: "Nothing shall be impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).

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