Why did Jesus have to die for our sins...??
I mean, what's the point of that?
Why couldn't God just forgive and move on with his life?
If he's so omnipotent and created the universe, the earth ...
God sacrificed His Son for the reconcilliation of sinful humanity to
himself. So, yes He wants a personal relationship with man, not
some trite Sunday worship service for one hour and then nothing
throughout the rest of the week. It doesn't make people puppets,
but rather fully engaged followers of Christ.