Why Did Jesus Come To Earth? Here Are 25 Captivating Reasons

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Jesus was forever in eternity with God the Father in flesh and blood. He possesses the same divine qualities. The Bible claims that Jesus, “who, being in the form of Lord God, did not think it right to be considered equal with God” (Philippians 2:6).

We must delve into the fundamental lessons that Jesus taught, the life-changing miracles[1] he worked on, and the unmatched sacrifice he made to comprehend the reason for Jesus’ presence. His message of love, kindness, reconciliation, and forgiveness resonates throughout history and speaks to the core desires of the human heart.

Why Did Jesus Come As A Baby?

God’s offering would have been token and weak if he had been God. His death would not have had any meaning if he had been a man. But since he was both a man and a God, he was all-inclusive.

In his very first recorded words, he told his parents they should have anticipated him being engaged in his Father’s career. He arrived as a youngster to face and overcome every obstacle and allurement that humanity faced.

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25 Reasons Why Jesus Come To Earth

He Arrived To Help

Jesus could have insisted that, as the Son of God, everyone prostrate themselves before him and serve him. But it was not what Jesus did. He did not come to be served, but to serve. He continuously gave others his time, effort, and wisdom.

He Came To Offer His Life As A Sacrifice For Many

According to Mark 10:45, even the Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a sacrifice for many. We all deserve death and eternal punishment in hell because of our sins. Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross to pay the price for us.

He Arrived To Look For And Find The Lost

Everyone is born “lost,” meaning that we have been separated from God ever since Adam and Eve fell into sin. We are spiritually lost, wandering away from the Shepherd like lost sheep. We are cut off from God, our Creator, by our sins.

To Satiate Our Greatest Desire

Everyone who drinks this water will become thirsty again, but the person who drinks the water I will give him won’t ever experience this again. According to John 4:13–14, “The water I give him will become in him a spring of water—a pathway to eternal life.”

To Serve God As A Merciful And Reliable High Priest

He had to be made like his brothers to serve God as a merciful and obedient high priest and atone for the people’s sins. He is qualified to assist tempted people because he suffered when under temptation (Hebrews 2:18).

To Bring Human Nature Back Toward Holiness

The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the Most High’s power will overshadow you; therefore, the child will be called holy—the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). This was the angel’s response to Mary.

To Transform Us Into Sharers In The Divine Nature

Jesus arrived for you to share in the divine nature after escaping from the corruption in the world we live in today due to sinful desire. He has granted us his valuable love and great promises (2 Peter 1:4).

To Instill In Us The Adoption Spirit

The Spirit of truth, which the world cannot receive because it neither sees nor knows him, will be given to you by the Father as another Helper to be with you forever. You already know who he is because he lives with and will be in you (John 14:16–17).

Rescuing The Lost

The day Jesus met Zacchaeus may have been the occasion for his most poignant purpose statement. Zacchaeus had amassed wealth by profiting from the theft of Roman taxes. In the past, a great teacher of holy truth was supposed to overlook such a public parasite.

When Jesus arrived, he looked up at him and said, “Hurry and come down, for I must remain at your house today.” And Jesus told him, “Salvation has come to this house today, for he is also a son of Abraham—the Son of Man has come to save the lost” (Luke 19:5, 9–10).

To Redeem Many with His Life As Ransom

The glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, offered himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness. He came to purify for himself a people for his possession who are ardent for good works. We eagerly await its appearance (Titus 2:13–14).

To Deliver Judgment

When some of the nearby Pharisees heard what Jesus had said, they asked him, “Are we also blind?” He replied, “For judgment, I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” Jesus also told them that if they were blind, they would have no guilt, but now that they claim, “We see,” their sin remains (John 9:39–41).

To Show That Only God Is Worthy Of Adoration

Jesus was the world’s finest example of love, compassion, forgiveness, and morality. Jesus taught about the kingdom of God, revealed the Father’s character, and demonstrated how to live according to his will for humanity.

To Show Genuine Humility

Have this mindset among yourself that you received from Christ Jesus. Despite existing in the form of God, he did not view equality with God as something to exploit but humbled himself by assuming a servant’s role and being created in the image of humanity. He also humbled himself after taking on the human form by dying on a cross and remaining submissive (Philippians 2:5–8).

To Extinguish The Devil’s Works

Therefore, since children share flesh and blood, he too shared in these things to kill the devil, who has the power of death, via his death (Hebrews 2:14). Anyone who practices sin is of the devil, as the devil has sinned since the beginning of time. The purpose of the Son of God’s appearance was to undo the devil’s schemes (1 John 3:8).

To Testify To The Truth

Pilate then questioned him, “So you are a king?” Jesus replied, “You claim I am a king, so I will respond accordingly. To bear testimony to the truth is why I was born and entered this world. Everyone who is truthful pays attention to my voice” (John 18:37).

To Shed Light On A Dark World

I am the light, and those who believe in me will not be in the dark (John 12:46). In these times, the world lies in its own self-inflicted darkness, but Jesus came to give light and guidance to all of us.

Saving Sinners

He sacrificed his life on the cross to pay the price for us. God provides forgiveness and eternal life to anyone who will turn from their sins and trust in Jesus, as stated in Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his compassion toward us in that while we were still wicked people, Christ died for us.”

To Carry Out The Father’s Will

Because I descended from heaven, I did not accomplish my own will but rather that of my savior (John 6:38). Then I uttered the following phrase: “Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book” (Hebrews 10:7).

To Proclaim Good News

The New Testament states that Jesus’ purpose for coming was to preach the gospel to the underprivileged. It was to convey glad tidings to the lowly in the Jewish Bible. The good news is that Jesus was sent to Earth to save individuals who understood their need for salvation.

To Mend The Heartbroken

Jesus declares that he has come to heal (treat, bind, and bandage) brokenhearted people. The Hebrew word for “bind” is chabash, which means to tie, bind on, bind up, saddle, constrain, bandage, or control.

To Give Eternal Life, Jesus Came

The gift of eternal life is now the best Christmas present anyone could ever receive. Whoever trusts in Jesus will receive eternal life. This is why Jesus came. Eternal life is not something that happens. Only after you place your trust in Jesus will it arrive.

To Work Miracles And Healing

Jesus displayed God’s compassion through great signs. Through his healing ministry, he helped people heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He demonstrated God’s willingness to end suffering and bring about wholeness.

He Arrived To Tear Down The Devil’s Creations

All of the sin and suffering that the human race has experienced is the result of Satan’s actions; all disease, murder, and war result from his existence in the world. However, Jesus came to extinguish Satan and give us back what we had lost due to his evil deeds.

He Arrived To Serve As The Sacrifice For Sin

In addition to atoning for our sins, the Lord Jesus fulfilled all the requirements of God’s holiness and justice by offering himself as the sacrifice for sin. As a result, he entirely upheld God’s holy and righteous nature.

To Demonstrate Service And Humility

Jesus defied social norms and expectations by serving others humbly and unselfishly. He served food to misfits, washed his disciples’ feet, and promoted the rights of the oppressed. As a result, he imparted to humanity the importance of humility, compassion, and selfless love.

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Jesus came to urge sinners to turn from their sins. And Jesus came to provide everlasting life to anyone who believed in him. Reflect on these priceless theological truths this Christmas season. Allow the reason for his arrival to overflow your heart with boundless joy and glory.

Christmas commemorates Christ’s birth, as stated in John 3:16: “For God so loved us that he gave his only begotten Son—whoever trusts in him should not die in vain but have eternal life.” And because of what he came to accomplish, we rejoice in his birth. Joy to the world, because the Lord has arrived!

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