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WHY JESUS CAME INTO THIS WORLD?

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, ( and we beheld his glory and the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14) Why was the Word made flesh? Why did Jesus come into this world?  What was the purpose of Almighty God in heaven sending Jesus Christ into this world?

1.JESUS CAME TO CONFIRM (FULFILL) SCRIPTURE:  In the gospel of Matthew 5:17-18 Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”  Our Lord did just that! He kept the law in all its holiness and perfection:  He said, In John 8:46, “which of you convinceth me of sin…..!”   and again in in John 14:30 He said, “……. for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”  Not only He kept the law to the letter, but He also met the ultimate demand of the law-“… the soul that sineth it shall die..” by being a ransom, and paying the sin of humanity  on the cross of Calvary.

2.JESUS CAME TO CALL AND CONVERT SINNERS :   Jesus said to the unbelieving Pharisees in the gospel of Matthew 9:13, “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous ,but sinners to repentance.”   In calling sinners to Himself, He gave this invitation saying, in Matthew 11:29-30,  ” Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

3.JESUS CAME TO CONFORM US TO HIMSELF:   In Christ Jesus believers  are become “ new creatures“; and made to be “the righteousness of God.”  And the ultimate purpose of God is to conform as to the image of His Son. In the book of Romans 8:29 we read, “ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” While in this wilderness journey the believer will not attain that perfection; but that does not mean he should not strive to to be like Him. Believers should be drawn closer to their Lord, and be removed from the world further and further  with each passing day.

4.JESUS CAME TO CLEANSE HIS BLOOD BOUGHT CHILDREN: Believers in their walk in this sin cursed world are tainted with sin, and succumbed to it from time to time.  Our Lord has made provision in His cross work, to cleanse and keep on cleansing His sheep, provided they come and confess to him their failures, and inconsistencies. 1st John 1:9 we read, ” If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).

There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”

But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)

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