Why did Jesus come to earth?

Why a blog on such an obvious topic? A topic, and answers, to which every Christian already knows. I need to cap some of those secondary reasons to give the number one reason context. Not secondary in importance, but secondary in numeric chronological order. Not that that order in which He came, matters. No, the order in which I refer is purely historical. The important thing is, He came. But what originally happened to make Christ want, or even need, to come in the first place? I think the reason is something that we all, as Christians, need to know to help us to better understand God, and will bolster our worship of Him.

In Christian circles, it is the general belief that Christ came to die [1] and to save mankind of all their sins [2]. He came to offer us eternal life [3] and to serve all in that capacity [4]. Christ also came to give the world the Good News [5] inherent in a holy nature [6]. After all, each of us are made in the image of God [7].

Without doing a five-page treatise on creation, suffice it to say, I’ll condense Genesis 1:26 to its contextual points for the purpose of this blog.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over… all the earth… [Genesis 1:26 KJV]

So, under the direction of God the Father [8], Christ made man from macerated earth [9] and woman from one of his ribs [10], so she could come along side of Adam.

Then Adam sinned by taking a bite of the fruit [11]. Are you surprised that God had planned for this contingency as well? Anyway, He would send Christ to earth to forgive mankind of Adam, and the sin nature now inherent in all of mankind. God knew that an arbitrary decision was out of the question and He couldn’t send Christ into the world, because remember, he just gave Adam dominion over the entire earth. By taking that bite Adam ceded his authority and dominion to the serpent [12]. I’m OK with that [13].

Back to the Garden

God is a holy God [14] and since it was evident and can be inferred that Adam and Eve walked every day with God [15], it was necessary for them to leave. Therefore, God exiled Adam and Eve from the Garden [16]. He left them to their own devices, but did not leave or forsake them. Likewise, with everybody afterward [17]. Their sin not only separated them from God [18], but because of that one bite, they would suffer a spiritual death [19]. Not only that, but their physical life would also become terminal [20].

It’s not that God didn’t warn Adam [21] because He did. But how does that affect us today? Two words, sin nature. Where did the sin nature come from? [22]?

Below are the reasons God couldn’t send Christ to earth on His own.

My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips [Psalm 89:34 KJV].
… for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name [Psalm 138:2b KJV].

Therefore, only man could bring Christ to earth to redeem him from the sin nature propagated in the Garden. And there, we have it, the main reason why Christ came to earth. It took 4000 [23] years for prophets to prophesy Christ into existence as the Son of Man with all the nuances and aspects. Christ was now man in the flesh and had the authority to help mankind get their dominion back. However, it still is not over. Our dominion is contingent on our acceptance of Christ. Only those who accept Christ as their Savior can reap the benefits of the kingdom and eternal life promised in the Bible. God the Father thought of everything. Again, are you surprised?

Father, thank you for sending your son in perfect timing. From cover to cover, your Word is perfect, your plan is perfect. Thank you for your Son, Jesus. I only ask one thing Lord and that is to put those in my path who don’t know Jesus and then give me the right words to help him or her come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, your Son. In your precious name I pray, AMEN.

Do you belong to the Kingdom? [24]

[1] 1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 5:8
[2] 1 Corinthians 15:3
[3] John 3:16
[4] Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45
[5] Matthew 5:3-10; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
[6] 1 Peter 1:16
[7] Genesis 1:26
[8] God plans, Christ creates, and the Holy Spirit renews our mind by convicting us of sin.
[9] Genesis 2:7
[10] Genesis 2:22
[11] Genesis 3:6
[12] Satan
[13] Without Adam’s sin, there would be no reason for Christ to come. Can you image a world without Christ?
[14] 1 Peter 1:16
[15] Genesis 3:8
[16] Genesis 3:23,24
[17] Hebrews 13:5
[18] Ephesians 4:18; Colossians 1:21
[19] Romans 6:23
[20] Jeremiah 17:9; Because of Adam all people suffer a physical death.
[21] Genesis 2:17 The day you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die.
[22] This is a rabbit hole and I don’t want to stray from this week’s topic. I’ll cover this next week in, “Where did the sin nature come from?”
[23] Actually, 6000 years ago because God imputed their sin and the love of God as unto righteousness, before Christ came to earth.
[24] If not and you are ready to follow Jesus, email me at stayingoncourse38mail.com

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