Why God In The Person Of Jesus
God has sent man to do some things & some men have failed, so God Himself in flesh came to do what was needed.
---Lawrence on 7/23/10|
Ahmed ... our sins mean that we cannot just say to God "We accept you" ... we are not good enough make up the broken relationship with Him
So Jesus came, in love, to die for us ... he accepted the punishment that we deserved ... it is our acceptance of that loving sacrifice that saves us.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 7/15/07|
Thanks for explaining this so well!!
---Maha on 7/9/05|
Thank you Elsie, and everyone else for your replies. I apprieciate it much, God bless you all.
---Ahmed on 6/17/05|
Studying your Bible, you discover, men is in revolt against God, starting by Adam. He fell by first temptation. Men listened to satan. Since than Gods creation is occupied by satan. God sent Jesus, the "last Adam". He suffered and victored heaviest temptations! Jesus reopened the way to God!! Would you visit your president in dirty clothes? God is holy. We are too dirty to come. Therefore Jesus came. We are cleaned by him to come to God! I could tell much more, but you have to see it this way.
---Ernst9433 on 6/16/05|
Alan you are so kind and thoughtful thanks.
The flesh was sinful because it was totally human flesh.
Jesus was 100% human as if He had not been God yet 100% God as if He had not been human.
Also please read Rom 8:3.
The flesh came from Mary, the human side, and the Nature came from God, the Spiritual side.
---Elder on 6/16/05|
The sin Nature comes through the human fathers side. In Adam all sin and no flesh is justified.
Although Jesus had Human flesh He did not sin because He could not sin because He did not have a sin Nature.
When we get Saved He gives us His Nature. Thereby we deal with the New and Old man Romans speaks of which is the New Nature and the Old Nature. They war against each other.
---Elder on 6/16/05|
Elder ... you put it very well, but you say Jesus came in "sinful flesh" I don't quite understand this. I think flesh = body ??
Can the body be sinful in itself? I've always thought that it is the inhabitant (call it soul, personality, spirit, or whatever) of that body (i.e. me) who is sinful.
Jesus was sinless so how can His body (flesh) have been sinful?
---Alan_of_U.K. on 6/15/05|
Immediately after God created man, He gave dominion (authority or rulership) over the earth to man (Genesis 1:28). When the man was deceived, in Genesis chapter 3, he consequently handed his God-given authority over to the serpent and Satan was suddenly promoted to "God of this world" (2 Cor 4:4).
Since God gave dominion (rulership) of the earth to man, it was therefore necessary that a "man" take that authority back from the deceiver.
---DoryLory on 6/15/05|
That's why Jesus had to come in a body of flesh and blood. Jesus came in the physical nature of man and He "shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil ... " (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus had to become a man so that He could die. It was only by dying WITHOUT SIN, that He could break the power of the devil and thus gain back the authority for man.
---DoryLory on 6/15/05|
Good question! We humans are often selfish and do not really understand anything unless someone shows us what to do. God knew this and sent Himself in the form of Jesus to show us "the way, the truth and the life". I can't tell you how grateful I am to have Jesus in my heart so that I can share His Love with others. There was emptiness without Him. Ahmed, with all my heart I pray you accept Jesus too-it will bring such peace, joy and love to you. Blessings on your spiritual journey!
---Elsie on 6/15/05|
God was in Jesus. Sin separates man from God, so he instituted spotless firstborn animal sacrifices to appease and restore the broken grace, but man abused this provision to where it became worthless to God. So he sent his only Son to be the sacrifice for us, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.
---Eloy on 6/15/05|
All through the Old Testament God painted the picture of Christ's need to die to pay the debt we could not. From killing animals to make clothing to cover their nakedness in the garden to asking Abvraham to sacrifice his son. God is all powerful but also holy and taught that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.....that life is in the blood!! And that includes our new life bought by the blood of Christ.
---Danny on 6/14/05|
Jesus came in sinful flesh without sinning to defeat the power of sin.
It is one thing to run from an enemy and another to defeat him so that he runs from you.
That is what Jesus did. He defeated the power of sin by not becoming subject to it.
He defeated the power of death by His resurrection. He defeated the Devil by not submitting to him.
By doing these things He provided Salvation for us. NO ONE ELSE has done this.
---Elder on 6/14/05|
Max Lucado, in one of his books, tells the story of his daughter, whose pet hamster got trapped inside their piano. They tried everything to try to get him out, including yelling at him. Nothing worked. But Max could see the way out, and wished he could be a hamster and go inside the piano to lead their little pet to freedom. Just like Christ. he could see the way, but had to become one of us to lead us to safety and freedom. Praise Him. (PS...the hamster did get out)
---Ann5758 on 6/14/05|
Yes, that is the question I have been waiting for. Man sinned in the Garden of Eden. He was cast out and banned from the tree of life. All through the old testament, nobody believed that. Jehovah, in his way because of his forgiveness, sent the tree of life to you.
---gregg8944 on 6/14/05|