1 Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
Some possibilities I can think of:
- 'directly because of': we sinned by putting him to death.
- 'indirectly because of': humanity's sinful state resulted in Jesus being killed.
- 'to correct': to make us stop sinning.
- 'to forgive': to allow God to forgive us.
I'm sure there are many other possibilities. Is there any way to narrow down the possibilities linguistically?
Bonus question: was Paul being deliberately cryptic with ambiguous phrasing or would he expect his readers to know what he meant?