Why Jesus Christ Came Into The World.
He came to save mankind (Mathew 1,21): The mission of Jesus Christ is to save us from sin. His name “Jesus” or Jeschua means “God is Salvation”. Those who put their trust in God have entered into God’s Covenant of Salvation which we obtain through Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the counter programme to the system of sin and destruction. He came to take away the sins of the world (John 1,29).
He came to bring God’s presence to man (Isaiah 7,14): Once upon a time, the sinful human was driven away from God’s presence (Gen 3,22-24). Life without God soon resulted in more wickedness on earth. God regretted creating man (Gen 6,5-6).
Jesus came to solve the problem of sin and to restore mankind into God’s presence. Jesus bridged the gap (Ephesian 2,13-14).
His name Immanuel means “God is with us” shows that the separation from God has been overcome.
He came to provide righteous leadership (Isaiah 9,6-7): Jesus is the righteous King. The visible hand of God in the History of Salvation reaches its climax in the coming of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the bright Morning Star shinning in the world of darkness and leading us to the glorious future of God’s eternal reign (See also Luke 1,31-33).
The government of God has started on earth through the coming of Jesus Christ into this world. God’s government rests upon the shoulder of Christ who is the Prince of Peace.
Human Response To God’s Offer Of Salvation
We can respond in awe and adoration: Shepherds first heard the Good News and responded in awe and adoration (Luke 2,15-17). Also, some wise men from Orient responded to the Advent of Christ in awe and adoration (Mathew 2,10-11). These persons responded to the Good News positively. They left all behind and came to worship the Saviour.
We can respond in hate (Mathew 2,16-18): A ruler in the days of Jesus birth and his soldiers responded in hate and carried out the massacre of innocent babies.
Herod felt that the News of Christ birth is a threat to his kingship and gave the order to kill every baby boy below 2 years. He brought pain and wailing to many mothers and families. Also today, those rejecting the Gospel of Christ are persecuting Christians and his followers everywhere.
Conclusion: Jesus came to save. Jesus came to bring back God’s presence to man. Jesus came to provide righteous leadership.
You can respond positively in worship or negatively in hatred of God, Jesus Christ and his Church. However, the shepherds and the wise men from Orient have shown us the right way to follow. We are welcomed to join in the worship of Jesus Christ the King!