With all of the years I've been posting here (may you all have peace!), I have to say that it never ceases to AMAZE me, given the vast amounts of "knowledge" and "intellect" here (and I don't mean that sarcastically, truly)... how little folks know about Christ... and even more, how little they know about what's in the Bible. Many proffer all kinds of books and quotes by scholars (including self-styled scholars), theologians, researchers, and others... heck, even the dang WTBTS and its GB or previous leaders. Many spent almost their entire lives in a religion that supposedly "studied" the Bible; yet, have so little knowledge and understanding of what's actually IN there. Forgive me, but it is quite curious to me, sometimes. I digress.
The answer to your question can be found in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, dear Unshackled (peace to you!). Before you read that, however, please know that while my Lord's death has some correlation with Adam's sin (i.e., by means of it, Adam's sin... sin entered into the world, and then death THROUGH that sin)... that was just a small part. The lion's share has much more to do with the sin... of those like me... Israel... and anyone else who put's faith in him... so as to hear him and be led AWAY from death. Because by means of such faith... in him... in his flesh... and in his blood... OUR sins... which lead to OUR death... can be covered over, even blotted out.
Now, then, Isaiah:
"Who has put faith in the thing heard by us? And as for the arm of JaHVeH, to whom has it been revealed? And he will come up like a twig before one, and like a root out of waterless land. No stately form does he have, nor any splendor; andwhen we shall see him, there is not the appearance so that we should desire him.
"He was despised and was avoided by men,a man meant for pains and for having acquaintance with sickness. Andthere was as if the concealing of one’s face from us. He was despised, andwe held him as of no account. Trulyour sicknesses were what he himself carried; and as for our pains, he bore them. But we ourselves accounted him as plagued, stricken by God and afflicted. But he was being pierced for our transgression; he was being crushed for our errors. The chastisement meant for our peace was upon him, and because of his wounds there has been a healing for us. Like sheep we have all of us wandered about; it was each one to his own way that we have turned; and JaHVeH himself has caused the error of us all to meet up with that one. He was hard pressed, andhe was letting himself be afflicted; yet he would not open his mouth. He was beingbrought just like a sheep to the slaughtering; and like a ewe that before her shearers has become mute, he also would not open his mouth.
"Because of restraint and of judgment he was taken away; andwho will concern himself even with his generation? Forhe was severed from the land of the living ones. Because of the transgression of my people he had the stroke. And he will make his burial place even with the wicked ones, and with the rich class in his death,despite the fact that he had done no violence and there was no deception in his mouth.
"But it pleased JaHVeH Himself that he was crushed, that he became sick.If you will set his soul as a guilt offering, he will see his offspring, he will prolong [his] days, and in his hand what is the delight of JaHVeH will succeed. Because of the trouble of his soul he will see, he will be satisfied.By means of his knowledge the righteous one, my servant, will bring a righteous standing to many people; and their errors he himself will bear. For that reason I shall deal him a portion among the many, and it will be with the mighty ones that he will apportion the spoil,due to the fact that he poured out his soul to the very death, andit was with the transgressors that he was counted in; andhe himself carried the very sin of many people, and for the transgressors he proceeded to interpose."
That really should answer your question, dear one, and it really has never been a mystery... except to those who claim to "know"... like the WTBTS... but really do not.
As to some of you others (again, peace to you!), c'mon, now: if you're going to ridicule a book, shouldn't you at least have read it? I mean, goodness knows, if someone took issue with, say, what's in the Talmud, Quran, or Darwin's "Evolution of the Species"... but didn't even bother to read them... or enough of them in order to even have a discussion... but still attempted to discuss with you based on, say, what the folks in the WTBTS told them was in there... you would chew them up and spit them out. In a heartbeat. You know it's true.
Seriously. Oh, and again, peace to you all!
A slave of Christ,