Why Did Jesus Come?
Why did Jesus come to earth? He came to be the propitiation for our sins and the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). Through His death on the cross He made the way for people to be right with God (John 14:6).
We have many bible studies to help us understand why Jesus came to earth. And to know who Jesus is. As a believer in Jesus Christ we are to progressively come to a deeper understanding of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:19, 21). Below are a few bible teachings to read about Jesus, the God-Man.
- Jesus Came To Die Of His Own Will To Give Us A Savior
- His Final Words Before His Death
- Jesus Our Eternal Life
Jesus Was at the Beginning
God is the beginning of all creation and time. The heavens, the earth, and all living things were created by God. This includes the human race. Which God created male and female, Genesis 1 & 2.
In the cool of the day, God would come and fellowship with Adam and Eve. But one day He came and found their fellowship had been broken. Adam and Eve had disobeyed His commandment, Genesis 2:16-17. But God in His mercy, would not leave His creation without a way to be reconciled to Him. It was God Himself who first prophesied the coming of the Messiah, Genesis 3:15.
It was a very long time before the Messiah came but He did come, Luke 2:27-38.
Jesus Came to save us
He was the God-man who was sent to shed His blood and die on the cross for the sins of the world.
John 3:16-18 KJV 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Colossians 1:22 KJV In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Hebrews 10:10 KJV By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Jesus Came, Died and Resurrected
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus bridged the only way to be in right standing with God. On the cross, His heel was bruised but the power (head) of Satan was destroyed for all who receive saving faith in His name.
John 14:6 KJV Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Colossians 1:20 KJV And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Colossians 2:14-15 KJV 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Jesus and the church today
After Christ’s ascension back to heaven, the church age or time of grace began. We still live in this time of grace, Ephesians 2:8-10. But it will end upon the rapture of the church and the rest of biblical prophecy will be fulfilled.