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Why Jesus Came and Why He Didn’t

Why am I talking about this topic? Because I believe this society has come up with their own beliefs on why Jesus came.

And I’m about to tell you the truth!

– Why Jesus didn’t come –

First off, we need to clarify why He didn’t come.

He didn’t come for those who think they’re fine on their own.

“Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

-Mark 2:17 (HCSB)

 

He didn’t come for the ones who call themselves righteous, either. We try to work ourselves into thinking we’ve done good, but nothing we do will ever gain salvation.

 

“Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

-Matthew 5:17 (KJV)

 

People may think Jesus came to remove the old law, but instead, He came to complete it.

 

“For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”

-John 3:17 (HCSB)

I think it is equally important to know why Jesus came and why He didn’t, because we get to know our Savior better.

– Why Jesus came –

To do the Father’s will, and to complete the prophecies ever since the beginning of time.

 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

-John 6:38 (ESV)

Jesus came to save sinners. It’s that simple. Just think of the many times Jesus endured the crowd to heal and make perfect what the world has made sinful. He sacrificed Himself on the cross for us.

“He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”

-Hebrews 9:26 (NJKV)

Jesus also came to give life through His death.

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

-John 10:10 (NKJV)

Christmas is just around the corner and everyone gets busy making plans and focusing on the latest deals to get for presents. But have we forgotten the real meaning of the season?

Why did Jesus die on the cross so that we could fight over who brings what to the dinner party? Or worry about presents that haven’t arrived in the mail yet? Jesus did not come so that we would be so busy to forget the true meaning of why He came. Which is to bring life.

He did just that when He fulfilled the coming of the Messiah. He sacrificed Himself until death and gave us eternal life in return.

How sweet that Christmas is the time we get to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace!

Jesus came as a baby.

God sent His Son.

We got a Savior.

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