Friday, December 24, 2010

Why Did Jesus Come into the World?

1 John 3:8 (English Standard Version)
8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Let Us Reason Ministries

Imagine the creator of this vast universe who has all knowledge, all power coming to the ones he created to make himself known to them. Well that’s exactly what took place almost 2,000 years ago. To communicate with us in the best way possible, “God “became flesh,” He became one of the creatures he made, man.

Why did God do this? Because our greatest need is an eternal one. It’s not about what we can gain in this life, in profits or pleasure or making a lasting imprint on this earth. None of these will satisfy our soul. Ours is a spiritual need, one that we were created for, to have fellowship with God and do His will.

Jesus came to earth because he loves us; He came to deliver truth in a world of false beliefs. But the main reason He came to earth was to be the final sacrifice for our sins. The simple reason is because we are not good, some may think they are, but none are as good as they think when compared to God’s standard--Jesus Christ.

His love prompted him to become man to accomplish what only He could, to rescue mankind. Because we are sinful, in a spiritually wrecked condition we are in need of redemption but could not redeem ourselves. Nothing short than the eternal creator could accomplish this; no man with sin could qualify to redeem us with his life. God would come to earth as man to cleanse the affect of the disease of sin inherited to all humanity. That is what is so amazing about the Bibles story of Jesus. The creator came to earth; God who is perfect, righteous and holy lived among his creatures that are unholy, unrighteous, even those who were enemies of him.

After man was made and given dominion over the earth, Satan, an angelic creature smarter and more powerful came to Eve in the garden to deceive her. Through tempting Eve to disobey God’s command, it resulted in Adam also disobeying God and brought sin to earth. When Adam sinned, it confirmed him and all of us in a change of nature, unholiness. Sin entered into mans nature and spread to the offspring of all people. Because God is holy and righteous he had to judge them for their disobedience. Because God is also holy and righteous and loving He had to do something to reverse the separation of sin that took place to his creatures.

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