Jesus Christ was ultimately persecuted to pay for our sins; he died for a propitiatory atonement: We were separated from GOD through our sins, but by believing upon the shed blood of Jesus Christ, you are entitled to salvation, and an eternity with GOD.
Jesus Christ fulfilled many prophesies through his torture.
http://100prophecies.org/page4.htm has this to say:
God's servant would die for our sins
Bible prophecy: Isaiah 53:4-6
Prophecy written: Between 701-681 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: About 31 AD
In Isaiah 53:4-6, prophet described a servant as being punished for the sins of others, and that others would be healed by the wounds of this person. As explained in the New Testament - such as in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - Jesus was crucified for our sins, and he was sinless. Christians believe that this ultimate sacrifice redeemed us all from sin in the same way that lambs and other animals were once sacrificed as a symbolic way of cleansing people from sin. All of us can be accepted into the Kingdom of God, as though we were sinless, if we accept Jesus as our savior. Christians believe that we are healed through the wounds that Jesus suffered. - Copyright © George Konig, Ray Konig and 100Prophecies.org
4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
The wrath of GOD was beaten into the body of Jesus Christ. He took on our sin, and bore the weight of it till death. Upon rising from the dead, He was the first fruits of a harvest which will be all those who believe; we will be the eternal family of GOD, living and reigning with Him forever.