Why Did Jesus Come to Earth? – Unfolding Faith Blog
The following is an adaptation of Dr. David Jeremiah’s book, Why the Nativity? Mary sat calmly, allowing the moonlight to illuminate the trees and the evening air to chill her skin. She was recharging her batteries. She looked at the little, alive gift she held in her arms with wide eyes. Of course, any kid is a miracle from God, but a firstborn child in particular is a gift from the Almighty. Despite this, Mary was aware that the kid she was holding was unlike any other child that had ever been born before it.
Son of God, that was exactly what the angel had said, it was exactly the label the angel had given: (seeLuke 1:35).
We can envision Joseph looking down at his wife with a pleased expression on his face.
While gazing up at the starry skies, Joseph may have been thinking about himself and his own riddles.
- What exactly was the Lord up to in this little town, on this calm night, in this unknown region, you may wonder.
- However, here was a sight that might have been found anywhere in the world: a mother, a father, and a newborn.
- Joseph acted in the manner in which we would have acted.
- He went over the words of his own celestial visitation with great care.
- — What caused Jesus to arrive at the time that He did?— The words of angels are not likely to be forgotten by those who hear them.
- Mary and Joseph both had a visit from an angel, and they each had their own piece of the puzzle in their hands.
- Is it possible that his parents repeated the angels’ words over and over as the boy grew in intelligence and stature?
You are the Christ, the Son of God.
Who knows how old the youngster was when such riddles were committed to his own reflection.
His will was communicated to Jesus through angels, then through his parents, and last through the young man’s personal interactions with his actual Father.
As one of his very first documented utterances, he told his parents that they should have anticipated him becoming engaged in his father’s company from the beginning (seeLuke 2:49).
What was the nature of his Father’s business?
We might envision the hushed dialogues between Mary and Joseph in the tiny hours of the morning and evening.
And where would he go when the time came, as it would undoubtedly do, to face his fate?
Would the public be able to comprehend the tremendous secret that existed only between heaven and a tiny group of people?
We can suppose that he had a lot of conversations with the two.
It took him a long time to absorb the prophets’ teachings and make them a part of his own nature.
There may have been times when he lamented the loss of the simple life, the common life—the life of marriage, children, and grandchildren—that he knew he couldn’t have because he was a military officer.
The moment he realized the moment had come, he set off on a solo expedition deep into the woods, depriving himself of food and drink.
As a result of his encounter with the devil, Jesus was able to overcome his temptations.
I’ve come to summon.
I have come.
(John 5:43)I have come.
Jesus said, “I have come from him, and he has sent me to you.” (John 6:38) (John 7:29)I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, and I have come to bring you life.
Ordinary people never refer to themselves as having “come” to this planet; this world is their home.
When he talked, he did it in the tone of an ambassador on a brief but important mission.
The latter was a well-to-do businessman with a distinguished career.
Despite the fact that his lack of respect was horrible, people tended to turn their backs on Zacchaeus regardless.
Traditional wisdom held that a noble teacher of divine truth should turn a blind eye to such a prominent parasite on the public square.
In the view of the audience, Jesus had made a severe blunder, and they were not shy in expressing their displeasure.
To look for and save those who have gone missing.
There is just one point of focus: the lost.
The ambassador’s first order of business is to organize a rescue expedition.
When we think of shipwrecks, we think of images of sailors clinging to the debris.
We imagine a mine that has collapsed, trapping employees thousands of feet below the surface of the planet.
Imagine a tiny child imprisoned at the bottom of a well, or simply a single stray sheep caught on the edge of a precarious protrusion, and you’ve got the idea.
The shepherd certainly would.
The coast guard will apprehend those three or four bobbing sailors, and no one will object to the expenditure being borne by the taxpayers.
Everybody comes to a halt and prays and waits when these circumstances are shown on our television screens because they are urgent.
They moved on, fully prepared to pay the utmost price that life could possibly ask of them.
The actual tragedy, on the other hand, transcends the rare contemporary incident.
The most formidable adversary of all is the irresistible power that exists inside us, which the Bible refers to as sin.
We are well aware that its only work is the annihilation of our civilization.
No one has the ability to rise above the tangles of sin that surround them.
The rubble is everywhere you look.
Then, out of nowhere, a light appears in the darkness.
It is none other than Jesus.
People all across the world are having difficulty believing the good news since it is so unbelievable and amazing.
Death itself now has an alternative—and the alternative will be so wonderful that our frail minds will be unable to handle the delight that awaits us on the day we finally experience it.
Jesus made another another “I coming” declaration.
A secondary objective was also indicated by Jesus.
Those were the terms he used to refer to sheep once more, which was appropriate.
His words were: “I have come not only to save you,” he explained, “but also to assist you in seeing all of the magnificent possibilities that life might contain for you.” I want you to savor every last drop of happiness you can get your hands on.
Mary was informed that the child she would have would be the Son of God.
These were two of the most incredible things anyone could have said about the child.
How can you describe a rainbow to someone who has spent their entire life in a world of gray?
We are in a better position because we have his remarks.
The best part is that we have had the opportunity to witness firsthand what life can be like in all of its splendor—every bit as glorious as Jesus predicted it would be.
What was the driving force behind your decision?
For more research: This chapter contains the accounts of six of the thirteen occasions Jesus declared, “I am coming.” Continue reading the following sections to learn more about the reasons Jesus offered for coming to earth: Matthew 5:17, Matthew 20:28, and John 17:8 are all references to Jesus Christ.
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Why Did Jesus Come into the World? [All 12 Reasons]
If Jesus was God, why did he come to the planet in the first place, you might wonder. A critical question has been raised. Jesus, to his credit, responded to this question in 12 distinct ways throughout the Gospels. Here is a comprehensive list of every reason Jesus offered for coming into the world. For anyone interested in reading the passage in context, links to the relevant scriptural passages are provided.
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There are twelve reasons why Jesus came to earth.
1) Jesus came to fulfill the law.
5:17 (Matthew 5:17) It is incorrect to believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to eliminate them, but to bring them to fruition.
2) Jesus came to divide.
Luke 12:51 (NIV) Do you believe that I have come to bring peace to the world? No, I tell you, but rather a divide of the people. 10:34 (Matthew 10:34) Do not imagine that I have come to bring peace to the world. Quite the contrary. I have not come to bring peace, but rather a sword to the table.
3) Jesus came to call sinners.
Mark 2:17 is a passage from the Bible that explains how to be a Christian. Those who are healthy do not require the services of a physician, but those who are ill do. I didn’t come to summon the virtuous, but sinners instead. Luke 5:32 (NIV) I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance, as some have claimed.
4) Jesus came to serve and give his life.
Mark 10:45 a.m. After all, even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and he gave his life as a ransom for the sins of the world.
5) Jesus came to proclaim good news.
Luke 4:18-19 is a passage from the Bible that teaches about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. “There is a presence of the Lord upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the needy. To announce release to the prisoners and sight restoration for the blind, as well as to set free those who are afflicted, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,” I was sent by the Lord.
6) Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
Luke 19:10 (KJV) Because the Son of Man came to seek and to rescue those who had gone astray.
7) Jesus came that the world might be saved.
3:17 (John 3:17) In other words, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but in order that the world may be rescued by him and his sacrifice.
8) Jesus came to do his Father’s will to keep, save, and resurrect believers.
6:38-40 (John 6:38-40) In fact, I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but to execute the will of the one who has sent me down. The will of him who sent me is that I should lose nothing of what he has given me, but that I should raise it all up on the final day, and this is his desire as well. In order to fulfill the will of my Father, I will raise him up on the last day in order that everyone who looks at the Son and believes in him may have everlasting life.
9) Jesus came for judgment.
9:39 in the Gospel of John In the words of Jesus, “I came into this world for judgment, so those who do not see could become blind, and those who see might become blind.”
10) Jesus came to give abundant life.
10:10 (John 10:10) The thief is just interested in stealing, killing, and destroying. I come so that they could have life, and that they might have it abundantly.
11) Jesus came so believers may not remain in darkness.
12:46 (John 12:46) I have come into the world in the form of light so that whomever believes in me will not be kept in the darkness.
12) Jesus came to bear witness to the truth.
18:37 (John 18:37) Then Pilate asked him, “So you’re a king?” he said.
“You say that I am a king,” Jesus said. “You are correct. This is the reason I was born, and this is the reason I have come into the world: to give testimony to the reality of the situation. “My voice is heard by everyone who believes in the truth.”
This list comprises every argument Jesus offered as to why he came to earth that we can find in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as well as the Gospel of John. Scripture verses from other books of the Bible, in addition to the Gospels, provide other justifications for Jesus’ entry into the world. Kevin Halloran’s piece, which includes many of the additional arguments, is highly recommended.
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Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?
Christmas has arrived. Presents. Trees, lights, and other decorations Carols. Snow. Decorations. Shopping. Eggnog is a kind of egg nog. Family. And somewhere in the thick of it all, there’s a little girl. JESUS! Jesus, the son of God, was born of a virgin in a stable in Bethlehem while his mother was sleeping there. What a remarkable character in global history you are! He has never been forgotten in the last 2,000 years. In truth, his assassination had been attempted before he was three years old; a group of shepherds had gotten an extraordinary vision regarding where he had come from; he had relocated to Egypt; and foreign officials had revered him and lavished him with expensive presents before he was three.
- Is it possible that the Bible is correct and that Jesus truly is the Son of God?
- What was the purpose of Jesus’ journey to the earth?
- In the event that he came to teach morals, we will conclude that his life was about ethics.
- If Christ came to teach us about good manners and good living, we’ll put our bibles next to the December edition of Martha Stewart Living!
- It is critical that we understand why God chose to come to earth.
- Jesus and Zacchaeus – Luke 1919: Jesus and Zacchaeus 1He had just arrived in Jericho and was travelling through the city.
- He was a wealthy tax collector who held the position of top tax collector.
- Consequently, he continued on ahead and climbed to the top of an oak tree to view him, since he was on his way to that direction.
Seventh, when they saw it, they were all enraged, saying, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is guilty of wickedness.” 8 And Zacchaeus rose up and addressed the Lord, saying, “Behold, Lord, the half of my wealth I have given to the poor.” And if I have deceived anyone of anything, I will make it up to four times as much.” 9 And Jesus replied to him, “Today salvation has come to this home, since he, too, is a descendant of Abraham.
- 10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue those who have fallen away.” What follows is a narrative that is truly astounding!
- Zacchaeus was turned from a dishonest, deceptive fraud into a new creature, full of love, mercy, and kindness, which was demonstrated by his giving away the money that he had spent his whole life accumulating.
- He had been rescued from the depths of darkness and brought back to life!
- As well as being reiterated in many ways and with various phrases throughout the New Testament – all of which have the same meaning and convey the same message.
- Jesus came to redeem sinners, not to condemn them!
- At one point in His ministry, when addressing specific transgressions in the lives of His own followers, Jesus instructed his disciples to model their lives’ purpose after His.
- “You are aware that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exert dominion over them,” Jesus told them.
However, whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave, 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to offer his life as a ransom for many.
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46 I have come into the world as light, so that whomever believes in me will not be kept in the darkness of ignorance.
48 There is a judgment for the one who rejects me and does not listen to my words; the word that I have said will determine his fate on the last day.
50 And I’m well aware that his mandate is life for all eternity.
In Galatians 4.3, pay attention to Paul’s words.
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law and to give us the opportunity to become sons through adoption.
Father!” because you are sons.
Alternatively, the Apostle John in 1 John 520.
He is the one and only real God, as well as the source of eternal life.
Alternatively, Paul writes to Timothy once again (1 Timothy 1) 15 The proclamation that Christ Jesus came into the world to redeem sinners, of which I am the foremost, is trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance, and it is true.
17 To the King of ages, everlasting and invisible, the one and only God, be honor and glory for all time and all eternity.
5 In fact, there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who offered himself as a ransom for all, and this is the witness that has been delivered at the appropriate time.
Zaccaeus and his ilk are traitors and evildoers who deceive and harm others.
Whatever category you fall into (godless, god-hater, god-seeker, or otherwise), with whatever faults you have, in whatever form you’re in, with whatever baggage you have, and whatever future you have in store for yourself.
Because He is not looking for and rescue “good people,” such as the ladies and children trapped on a sinking ship, but rather “bad people.” Your moral neighbors who are experiencing financial difficulties, as well as upstanding citizens who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer While He may save such individuals (and we hope that He does), what He is really looking for, regardless of what we see on the surface, are SINNERS.
- ‘For the Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue the lost,’ says the Bible.
- For example, in one section, they are named by four different terms that all convey the same concept.
- Because Christ died for the ungodly at the appropriate time, even while we were still weak.
- 9 As a result, we have now been justified by his blood, and we will be rescued even more by his blood from the wrath of God in the future.
- 11 More than that, we express our gratitude to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now been reconciled.
- These are not complimentary words to use.
- Nonetheless, they are the truth!
You make an appointment with your doctor, who correctly determines that this virus is the source of your terrible health.
If your doctor deceives you and merely says, “Take two aspirins and contact me next week,” or if he tells you the truth, “You’re going to die,” which is preferable?
Because the news is terrible does not indicate that it is insulting in some way.
Keep your distance from the remedy because of your emotional reaction to the reality.
Unless you stop shouting at your doctor for telling you the truth, you will never learn about the solution!
A different biblical image would be that Jesus served as both the High Priest and the Sacrifice.
When Jesus died on the cross, he was surrendering his own life in exchange for ours.
His appeal to God is not only compelling, but he also provides a means for folks to reach their destination!
Moreover, calling is exactly what He is doing at this moment.
You are being invited by God to come and spend time with Him, to leave the world and all of its treasures behind, and to make Him your ultimate joy!
If you want to be accepted into His heaven, you must REPENT – acknowledge that you are his enemy, that you are weak, and that you are a sinner; as a result, you are ungodly and unfit for His kingdom.
The only way anyone will be able to come to God is via Jesus Christ.
There is only one way to God – and therefore only one way to heaven – and that is through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus as the Son of God.
This must be done immediately – right now – because God has set a date for His son’s return to the earth.
He will bring all of his angels and all of his strength.
He is currently engaged in that activity!
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken,” Jesus declared to His followers, as reported in Mark 1324.
And then he will send out his angels to gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.32 “However, no one knows the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father knows it.
Because you have no way of knowing when the moment will arrive.
35 As a result, keep your eyes open because you never know when the master of the house will arrive: in the evening, at midnight, when the cock crows, or in the morning.
37 And what I say to you, I tell to everyone: “Remain alert.” Alternatively, as Matthew 2531 describes, “When the Son of Man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his magnificent throne.” 32 There will be a gathering of all nations before him, and he will separate people one from another in the same way that a shepherd separates sheep from other goats.
- Part of what prompted the missionary Paul to teach in Acts 17:30 was his concern about coming judgment.
- To be certain, you must first reconcile with God, which you must do immediately.
- Does that recollection serve as nothing more than a lovely image that brings back fond memories and good thoughts to your mind, or does it serve as a reminder of the amazing news that was announced to the shepherds in Luke 28?
- They were filled with dread when an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them as they were surrounded by it.
- 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,” the angel said.
- “Christ the Saviour was born!” said the angel.
- Be reborn in a new body.
Jesus’ entire mission in this world was to redeem sinners like you from their sins and the consequences of those actions.
He has found a means of escaping the jaws of death itself!
Perhaps you believe that you do not require saving?
Perhaps you believe that your situation is not that bad?
Perhaps you believe that there are several routes to God.
According to the Bible, there is only one way to reach God. And there is only one way, and that is via a person named Jesus Christ. Please do not be taken in by this ruse, dear reader. You require this Jesus, and you require Him immediately. Come to Him and you will be saved!
Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?
Learn more about the Chalmers Center’s stance on racial injustice and call to prayer and lament in our call to prayer and lament. So, what is the church expected to do in the face of racial injustice in the world? Because racism (and injustice in society more generally) is ultimately a spiritual problem, many responses to this cultural moment have emphasized that the church’s response should be centered on evangelism and prayer in order to change people’s hearts, as has been done in many responses to this cultural moment.
In our book, Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream, we argue that everything we do, including the cultural structures we construct, is a reflection of our emotions.
Nevertheless, are there any other activities that the church should be involved in?
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When asked this topic, many Christians respond with the following statement: “Jesus came to die on the cross in order to pay the penalty for my sins so that my soul might go to paradise when I die.” This is certainly correct! We are all sinners deserving of eternal punishment, but Jesus’ death atones for our transgressions, allowing us to be deemed just in the eyes of a just and holy God. Hallelujah! However, there is much more to the plot than this simple premise. Take a look at how Jesus Himself perceived His own purpose.
- The prophet Isaiah was handed a scroll to read as he rose to his feet to do so.
- He began by telling them that “today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:17–21), a statement that drew the attention of everyone in the congregation.
- Were there any realistic chances that justice, peace, and righteousness were on the verge of being established for all time?
- Was he the King who would announce a year of jubilee for the impoverished (Isa.
- All of these queries received a loud “yes!” in response from Jesus.
The goal of Jesus was and continues to be to proclaim to all people, “I am the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and I am using My authority to restore everything that sin has damaged.” The good news that Jesus preached had a cosmic scope, bringing healing to all of creation, reconciling all things through the blood of his crucifixion (Col.
As one aspect of the cosmic war between the kingdoms of God and the dominion of evil, it is important to note that (Eph.
Nevertheless, this fight is not limited to the spiritual sphere.
And it manifests itself in the nitty-gritty, highly-tangible minutiae of our everyday lives: in families, companies, legal systems, bodies, lakes, individual hearts, atoms, and everything in between.in everything (Rom. 8:18-25).
What Is the Church Called to Do?
The way we comprehend the gospel has a significant influence on how we live our lives in the world. It is not good news for people who are suffering from oppressive institutions, like as police violence and pervasive racial injustice in our society, if the gospel does not address all of the consequences of the Fall in a comprehensive manner. We must preach the whole gospel—the good news of God’s kingdom, as well as the cosmic healing that comes as a result of it. We must not, however, end there.
He restored sight to the blind, lameness to the lame, and leprosy to the leper as His dominion began to spread over the earth.
In this gospel, which began in the Garden of Eden and will continue to reach all tribes, countries, and languages in a world at war with the kingdom until the conclusion of God’s reign with the coming of Jesus Christ, there is no distinction between good and evil.” The book of Acts, for example, shows how Jesus continued to “do and teach” the good news of the kingdom via His church, despite the fact that He was crucified (Acts.
The difference this time is that each and every one of Jesus’ disciples would be filled with the Holy Spirit, enabled to obey His message, and called to faithfully endure the pains and humiliations of His death on the cross for them.
In Acts 2, language barriers are removed; in Acts 2, economic and social barriers are removed; in Acts 3-4, religion barriers are removed; in Acts 6, racial barriers are removed; in Acts 9, geographical barriers are removed; in Acts 8, tens of thousands of years, sin walls are removed (throughout).
Everything, for a church preoccupied with following King Jesus, is a gospel problem.
God’s love encompasses more than just praising Him on Sunday mornings; it also entails wishing for His will to be done across the entire world.
1, Hosea 2) and Jesus’ rebukes of the Pharisees (Matt.
Love of neighbor is dependent on an honest accounting of who we are, who our neighbors are, and what has transpired between us—repenting of sins, making efforts to repair what has been broken, and showing mercy to those who have been burdened by the consequences of the Fall—and on the forgiveness of those who have been wronged.
Afterwards, we must show them the love of Christ by responding to their deepest concerns in a comprehensive and faithful manner, including by trying to remove any unjust or oppressive institutions, since “He comes to make His benefits known as far as the curse is discovered.” And that curse may be found all throughout the place.
Biblical teaching indicates that, while it is impossible to have the King without having His kingdom, we cannot have the kingdom without having the King!
However difficult the task may seem, it will continue until the coming of Jesus Christ.
As pastor and scholar Irwyn L.
writes: “The tale of Scripture is the story of reunion.” It is in the terms renewed, reconciled, and unified that we discover in God’s Word that we may see and experience a turning around of the fractures, divides, breaks, and partitions of existence in this world and before God that has been, and continues to be, badly needed.
God himself has made a commitment to re-knitting the human race via the person of Jesus Christ. In spite of the inherent instabilities of the chase, and in spite of the maddening sense of running hard and going nowhere, we continue to press forward in the direction of our ultimate goal. 3
- As taken from Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor.and Yourself, 2012 (Chicago: Moody Publishers), pages 32-33
- And A challenging subject is whether and how the institutional church should be involved in political events, and how much and how much involvement it should have. This text does not have the space or time to address these genuine points of concern. For the time being, we’d want to emphasize a more fundamental point: God’s people are to spread the good news of His kingdom in word and deed, and this includes confronting oppressive systems, such as systemic racism
- Irwyn L. Ince, Jr., The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best, 2020 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press), 98
- Irwyn L. Ince, Jr., The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best, 2020 (Downer
Why did Jesus have to come to earth?
It was necessary for someone to come to Earth and destroy Satan. Someone has to go through his entire life without committing a sin. Jesus volunteered to help. According to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whomever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” The Bible says in John 3:16 that we are to love one another. The verse has been cited several times, and it is one of my favorites. But what exactly does that imply in practice?
And, given that He made man in His own image, it is reasonable to assume that He loves us as well.
Why was it necessary for Jesus to come to earth?
Satan gained power over mankind
I believe the solution may be found from the very beginning of the book of Genesis. It was revealed to us that God had built a flawless paradise and that Satan had been successful in deceiving Adam and Eve. After the fall, the planet was no longer faultless, and as a result of sin, individuals were no longer able to live without being held responsible. Satan now has complete control over mankind. Because they were no longer able to totally serve God, God provided them with the law — precepts that would assist them in living a decent external life.
Sin caused a rift between God and man, and because the cost of sin is death, Satan, who wielded the power of death, captured sinners and held them captive in his grasp.
Jesus never sinned – and Satan lost his power
Jesus and His Father gazed down from the cross of Calvary and saw mankind groaning under the weight of sin. It was also Jesus’ desire to share what He had in heaven with the animals who were made in God’s likeness. What He didn’t know was how He could bridge the abyss that separated the earth from heaven. There was just one possible response. It was necessary for someone to come to Earth and destroy Satan. Somebody had to go through his entire life without making a mistake in order to navigate his way through the human flesh from one side to the other.
- He took on the characteristics of a human being, including a sinful nature, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, He lived a perfectly triumphant life!
- “For He was tested in every way that we are, yet He came out unscathed.” Hebrews 4:15 is a verse from the book of Hebrews.
- And in doing so, He paved the road for us to follow in the same direction!
- He, on the other hand, was entirely incorrect!
As a result, Jesus Himself became the new holder of the keys to the kingdom of death and destruction. Jesus, at long last, built a bridge over the chasm that separated God and man.
Everlasting life for all those who overcome
The second half of John 3:16, which states, “that whomever trusts in Him should not perish but have eternal life,” fills me with a great deal of optimism. I think that Jesus came and that He established a path that I may pursue as a result of His efforts. One that cuts directly through my body and over the chasm that separates God from me. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, I no longer have to live as a slave to sin, and by taking up my cross on a daily basis in the manner of Jesus, Satan will no longer have dominion over me.
When I do this, I am traveling on the path that Jesus laid out for me — a path that goes directly into the kingdom of heaven and beyond.
31 Reasons Why Jesus Christ Came to Earth
What exactly is the significance of Christmas? According to Christmas movies and popular culture, spending time with family and giving to others may be the most important things to you during the holiday season. A alternative response can be found in Scripture: Christmas is about commemorating the birth of Christ. And we commemorate His birth as a result of what He came to accomplish. Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation is a book written by writers Joel Beeke and William Boekestein that outlines 31 reasons why Jesus Christ came to earth.
1. To Do the Will of the Father
The reason for this is because I have come down from heaven to do the will of my creator, rather than my own. 6:38 (John 6:38) “Therefore, I said to the Lord: ‘Behold, I have come to perform your will, O God, as it is written about me in the scroll of your book.'” 10:7 (Hebrews 10:7)
2. To Save Sinners
“That Christ Jesus came into the world to redeem sinners, among whom I am foremost, is a saying that is trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance.” 1 Timothy 1:15″because if that were the case, he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the beginning of time.” However, as things stand, he has appeared once and for all at the end of the centuries to atone for sin by offering himself as a sacrifice.” 9:26 (Hebrews 9:26)
3. To Bring Light to a Dark World
In order for those who believe in me to not be left in the dark, I have come into the world as light. 12:46 (John 12:46) “Had I not arrived and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin; yet, they now have no justification for their transgression,” says the author. 15:22 (John 15:22)
4. To Be Made Like His People
Since the children partake in flesh and blood, he himself shared in the same things in order to defeat the one who has the power of death, namely, the devil, and to free all those who were subject to lifelong servitude because of their fear of death,” the apostle Paul explains further. Because, without a doubt, it is not angels that he aids, but rather the descendants of Abraham.
As a result, he needed to be treated the same as his brothers in every way, in order to serve as a compassionate and trustworthy high priest in the service of God, and to atone for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:14-17 (Hebrews 2:14-17)
5. To Bear Witness to the Truth
“Then Pilate asked him, “So you’re a king?” Pilate responded. “You say that I am a king,” Jesus said. “You are correct. This is the reason I was born, and this is the reason I have come into the world: to give testimony to the reality of the situation. “My voice is heard by everyone who believes in the truth.” ” 18:37 (John 18:37)
6. To Destroy the Devil and His Works
“Thus, inasmuch as the children participate in flesh and blood, he himself partakes of the same things, in order that, by death, he may defeat the one who has the power of death, namely is the devil.” Hebrews 2:14 (Hebrews 2:14) Anyone who commits sin regularly belongs to the devil, for Satan has been committing sin from the beginning of time. A major motive for the Son of God’s appearance was to demolish Satan’s handiwork.” 1 John 3:8 (New International Version)
7. To Give Eternal Life
“I am the living food that has come down from heaven,” says the prophet. If somebody consumes this loaf of bread, he will live indefinitely. “And my flesh will be the bread that I will provide for the life of the world.” 6:51 (John 6:51)
8. To Receive Worship
When Jesus was born at Bethlehem in Judea during the reign of Herod the Great, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where has he been born king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:15). Because we saw his star as it rose in the sky and have come to pay homage to him.” In the midst of their adoration, they discovered the infant with Mary his mother, and they dropped on their knees and worshipped him. Then, when they opened their riches, they presented him with presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:1-2, Matthew 2:11
9. To Bring Great Joy
‘Fear not, for I bring you excellent news of great pleasure that will be shared by all the people,’ the angel assured them. Luke 2:10 (KJV)
10. To Demonstrate True Humility
“Inspire one another to have the same mentality that is in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but humbled himself by being obedient to the point of being born in the image of men.” Moreover, having been discovered in human form, he humbled himself by becoming submissive to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8 (New International Version)
11. To Preach the Gospel
In fact, the Lord’s Spirit is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the needy. The Lord has sent me to announce release to the prisoners and sight restoration to the blind, to set at loose those who are oppressed, and to herald the coming of the year of the Lord’s favor. “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities as well, since I was sent for this purpose,” he said to them. A similar passage in Isaiah 61:1-2 may be found in Luke 4:18-19 and 42.
12. To Bring Judgment
According to Jesus, “I came into this world for judgment, so those who do not see may see, and those who do not see may become blind.” When some of the Pharisees in his immediate vicinity heard what was going on, they asked him, “Are we also blind?” “If you had been blind, you would have had no guilt; but now that you have declared, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.” Jesus explained to them. John 9:39-41 (KJV)
13. To Give His Life a Ransom for Many
In fact, even the Son of Man did not come in order to be served, but in order to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 a.m. The apostle Paul writes, “We are looking forward to the wonderful hope, the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for us to rescue us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people passionate for good deeds.” 2 Timothy 2:13-14
14. To Fulfill the Law and Prophets
In truth, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota or a dot will be removed from the Law until everything has been done. 5:17 (Matthew 5:17)
15. To Reveal God’s Love for Sinners
The Bible says, “”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”” John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love.
16. To Call Sinners to Repentance
After hearing this, Jesus responded to them, “Those who are healthy do not require the services of a physician, but those who are sick do.” “I come not to summon the virtuous, but sinners,” says the prophet. Mark 2:17 is a passage from the Bible that explains how to be a Christian.
17. To Die
I say to you that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it will remain alone; but if it dies, it will produce a great deal of fruit.” Whoever loves his life in this world will lose it, and whoever despises his life in this world will keep it for the rest of eternity. If any person serves me, he or she must follow me, and wherever I am, my servant will be as well. If anyone is willing to serve me, the Father will recognize and reward him. “At this point, my soul is troubled. And what am I supposed to say?
18. To Seek and Save the Lost
“And when Jesus arrived at the location, he raised his eyes to him and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; I must remain at your house today.” In response, Jesus responded to him, “Today salvation has arrived at your house, since you are both descendants of Abraham. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue the lost,” says the Bible. 5:9-10; Luke 19:5-10;
19. To Serve
In fact, even the Son of Man did not come in order to be served, but in order to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 a.m.
20. To Bring Peace
‘For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, in order that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, thereby making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting an end to hostility.” And he came and preached peace to you who were far away, as well as peace to you who were close by.” Because it is through him that we both have access to the Father in one Spirit.” Ephesians 2:14-18 (New International Version)
21. To Bring a Sword
Don’t get the impression that I’ve arrived to bring peace to the world.
“I have not come to bring peace, but rather a sword,” says the author. 10:34 (Matthew 10:34)
22. To Bind Up Broken Hearts
“For the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are imprisoned; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those mourning in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, an oil of gladness instead of Isaiah 61:1-3 is a passage from the Old Testament.
23. To Give Us the Spirit of Adoption
In the meantime, I will pray to the Father, and he will grant you another Helper who will be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees nor knows him.” You are familiar with him since he lives with you and will be in you.” 14:16-17 (John 14:16-17) The Spirit of God’s Son has been sent into our hearts, calling out, “Abba! Father!” because you are sons of God. Galatians 4:6 (Galatians 4:6 [Galatians 4:6])
24. To Make Us Partakers of the Divine Nature
For it is through these promises that God has delivered to us his valuable and extremely significant promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that exists in the world as a result of sinful desire.” 2 Peter 1:4 (New International Version)
25. To Reign as King
“For to us a child is born, and to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon him shoulder, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace; and the government shall be upon his shoulder.” Neither the expansion of his administration nor the peace that will come from him will come to an end while seated on the throne of David and ruling over his kingdom, to establish and maintain it with justice and righteousness from this time forward and forevermore.
This will be accomplished by the zeal of the Lord of hosts.” Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV)
26. To Restore Human Nature to Holiness
‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; as a result, the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God,’ the angel said. 1:35 (Luke 1:35)
27. To Be a Merciful and Faithful High Priest
“As a result, he needed to be treated the same as his brothers in every way, so that he might serve God as a compassionate and trustworthy high priest in the service of the people, making atonement for their sins.” Due to the fact that he himself has suffered while under temptation, he is able to assist people who are under temptation.” 2:17-18 (Hebrews 2:17-18)
28. To Be the Second and Greater Adam
“Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not as heinous as Adam’s, who was a symbol of the one who would come later. However, the free gift is not the same as the trespass. Since many people perished as a result of one man’s sin, how much more has God’s grace, as well as the free gift provided by the grace of that one man, Jesus Christ, abundant for many people?” Romans 5:14–15 (NASB)
29. To Satisfy Our Deepest Thirst
Then Jesus told her, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never become thirsty again.” It is my intention that the water I give him will become in him a spring of water that will gush up into eternal life.” ” John 4:13-14 (KJV)
30. To Be Loved by God’s Children
In response, Jesus stated, “If God were your Father, you would love me because I came from God and I am here.” “I did not come on my own initiative; rather, he dispatched me.” 8:42 (John 8:42)
31. To Reveal God’s Glory
We have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth, as he came to be among us. “And the Word became flesh and lived among us.” John 1:14—This passage has been reproduced with permission from Reformation Heritage Books. If you are interested in purchasing Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation or reading a brief review, click here. This post is also available in Spanish.