Why Was Jesus Born? Reason #1 – SIN
As we lead up to Christmas service, Hope Arrives, we’re going to look at seven reason’s why Jesus had to be born.
Jesus had to be born because of mankind’s sin.
God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful environment that supplied their every need. In the Garden of Eden our original human parents found food plentiful, animals tame, and a loving teacher—God Himself.
God gave our original human parents the gift of free choice. He gave them the ability to decide whether they would obey Him. If Adam and Eve had obeyed God, they could have bridged the gap between mortality and immortality; they had access to the tree of life.
So what went wrong?
Adam and Eve did what every other human being has done: They sinned. They disobeyed God.
The fallen angelic being Satan appealed to Eve’s vanity, convincing her she could be as God Himself, “knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:5). Satan posed as the liberator, offering Eve instant gratification. Eve was deceived by this appeal to her vanity, and she ate the forbidden fruit, and presented the same fruit to her husband. Adam then also ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And when Adam sinned, the curse of sin entered the human race. Like a genetic mutation, it was passed on to every human born after Adam.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. – Romans 2:12a
The penalty for sin is death, and not just physical death, but eternal death, separation from God in a place called hell.
But praise be to God that He did not leave mankind in that state!
God set in motion a plan by which through a woman (Mary), He would bring into the world an offspring that would defeat Satan, and sin:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” – Genesis 3:15
And so according to God’s perfect wisdom, at the appointed time, God brought forth His Son – the Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem (or “buy back”) mankind to Himself.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. – Galatians 3:4-5
And through Jesus’ obedience to God, even to the cross, man can be made righteous before God:
For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. – Romans 2:19
So when we celebrate Christmas, let’s remember to acknowledge the love and grace that God displayed to us by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to once and for all pay the price for our sin, so that we can once again be sons and daughters of God!
We can change the world, one life at a time…