Thursday, December 25, 2008

Why Did Jesus Come?

Jesus always existed.

His existence isn't dependent on what we believe. His life isn't owned to anyone. He simply is. He is God. He is God's Son. He is the Word of God. He is the Light of men. There are many things Jesus did when he came. And all these things point to one reason why he was born into the human race.

When Jesus came, he healed people with diseases.
But he didn't come to heal people permanently.

When Jesus came, he set people free from the power of the devil.
But he didn't come to release people from oppression.

When Jesus came, he enlightened mankind.
But he didn't come to provide us with wise counsel.

When Jesus came, he gave sight to the blind.
But he didn't come to end blindness.

When Jesus came, he fed the hungry.
But he didn't come to keep people fed.

When Jesus came, he demonstrated love.
But he didn't come to bring peace to the world.

He came to save mankind from wrath.
He was born to save mankind from their sins, fulfilling his name.

When Jesus came, he came to die.

(Matthew 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10)

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