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Monday, July 26, 2010

How and Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

Jesus was originally in heaven, "but he emptied himself and took a slave’s form and came to be in the
likeness of men." (Phil. 2:7)

God sent his Son to the earth by miraculously transferring the life of Jesus from heaven to the womb of a faithful Jewish virgin named Mary. Jesus inherited no imperfections because he did not have a human father. Jehovah God's holy spirit, or active force, came upon Mary, and his power ‘overshadowed’ her, miraculously causing her to become pregnant. (Luke 1:34, 35) Mary then gave birth to a perfect child. - Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22, 23; Mark 6:3.

Jesus did not simply materialize a human body as angels had done long ago, but was actually a ‘son of mankind’ through his human mother. (See 1 John 4:2, 3 and 2 John 7)

The Bible very plainly shows through it's descriptive account of Jesus having ‘become flesh’ (John 1:14), and having ‘come to be out of a woman’ through his conception and birth to the Jewish virgin Mary. (Gal. 4:4; Luke 1:34-36)

Because of all of these things, it is fitting for Jesus to have applied the expression "Son of Man" to himself. (John 1:51; 3:14, 15) (For more, see: Why Did Jesus Refer to Himself as the Son of Man?; Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

So why did he come to earth?

By sacrificing, or giving up, his perfect life in flawless obedience to God, Jesus paid the price for Adam’s sin. Jesus thus brought hope to Adam’s offspring. - Romans 5:19; 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22

By means of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice, we can receive “the forgiveness of our sins.” (Colossians 1:13, 14) We also have the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth: “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23)

For more, see:

Jesus Christ - Links to Information (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)