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Why Jesus Came to Earth
There are two main reasons why Jesus left Heaven to come to earth. It is important we know these reasons. The first reason was to give men an opportunity to have their sins forgiven. Why do men need a Savior? They need a Savior because of sin. The Bible clearly says, “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Every person who can tell right from wrong commits sin (1 John 1:6-10).
What is sin? It is “missing the mark” (Romans 3:23). It is of God (1 John 3:4). John adds, (1 John 5:17). Paul says that (Romans 6:23). Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). Christ came to the earth to bring us back to God (2 Corinthians 5:20-21; Ephesians 2:16).
From where did sin come? The answer is given to us in the first book of the Bible. After God created Adam and Eve, He put them in the garden of Eden and gave them everything they needed. He also gave them commands to obey (Genesis 2:15-17).
God clearly told them what to do. They were not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The third chapter of Genesis tells us what happened (Gen. 3:1-6).
Through Adam and Eve sin entered into the world (Romans 5:12). But God already had planned to send Christ to the earth to save man from his sins. The angel said of Mary, (Matthew 1:21). Jesus told Zacchaeus, (Luke 19:10). Paul adds, (Romans 5:6-8).
The other reason Jesus came to earth was to purchase His church. The following passages show the church was planned before God created the world:
(1 Peter 1:18-20).
It was never in God’s plan to have hundreds of different denominations. His plan was always to have just one church, and all believers were to be part of that one church. The Bible teaches unity, not division (1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 4:3-6). Christ is the only head of the one church He promised to build. It is in His church that we are able to be saved from our sins (Ephesians 5:23).
Jesus came into the world to die for our sins and to establish His church. Let us obey His gospel so that we can be added to His church and be saved from our sins (Acts 2:36-47).
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