If the point of Jesus’ death was to pay the price for sin, and the price of sin is death, wasn’t it kind of cheating to raise him to life again? What price has really been paid there if he just comes back to life again? Especially if God knew that was what would happen.
I’m more and more convinced this theory isn’t even internally coherent. I think the reason many still believe it is because it conforms to many of our (flawed) ideas of justice – an eye for an eye, etc., projected onto God. But this is exactly what Jesus reveals is anathematic to the nature of God – “…but I say to you love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of God. For God makes the sun to shine on the good and the evil, and the rain to fall on the just and the unjust”.