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1. 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—accompanying them and teaching them everything they needed to know.
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.
They had every advantage, so what went wrong? Adam and Eve did what every other human being has done:
They sinned . They disobeyed God.
God gave our original human parents the gift of free choice. He gave them the ability to decide whether they would obey Him, and they missed the mark. God allowed Satan, in the form of a serpent, to attempt to subvert God’s will for mankind ( Genesis 3:1-4 ). The devil appealed to Eve’s vanity, convincing her she could be as God Himself, “knowing good and evil” (verse 5).
Satan, in a blatant lie, told Eve she didn’t have to depend on God for anything. Satan posed as the liberator, offering Eve instant gratification. Eve was willingly deceived by this appeal to her vanity, so 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 (verse 6).
Why did Satan’s deception of Adam and Eve mean that Christ had to be born? The Savior had to be born because mankind, after the sin of Adam and Eve, would have been eternally lost—cut off from God—had not Jesus come to earth and allowed Himself to be sacrificed to save mankind from its sins, which began with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
2. Jesus had to be born because God wanted to reveal His own character to humanity.
God wanted to reveal His righteous character to Adam and Eve and to all of mankind so they could become like Him in mind and spirit.
God created our two original parents in His own image ( Genesis 1:26-27 ;
Genesis 2:7 ). Accordingly, God instructed them to exercise their free will by urging them to look to Him as the revealer of good and evil. God gave Adam and Eve the opportunity to embrace His divine wisdom.
Tragically, Adam and Eve followed the father of lies, Satan, and both ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This wrong choice, this rebellion against their Creator, severed their close relationship with Him. God cast them out of the Garden of Eden, cutting off their access to the tree of life, which was symbolic of God’s Holy Spirit ( Genesis 3:22-23 ).
Why did God’s desire to reveal His character to mankind mean Jesus had to be born? Jesus had to be born because Adam and Eve failed to carry out God’s mandate to glorify Him in their lives. It was left for the Son of God, thousands of years later, to ultimately fulfill the divine revelation of God’s character and purpose for man.
3. Jesus had to be born to remove the sins of humankind through a perfect sacrifice.
Noah and the patriarchs—Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—offered sacrifices to God. God asked Abraham, the father of the faithful, to sacrifice his son Isaac as a test of faith and obedience. Though God intervened to stop Abraham from actually going through with it, Abraham’s willingness to give up his son foreshadowed the role of God the Father, who “so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son” as a sacrifice for our sins ( John 3:16 ). Isaac, in offering no resistance, was a forerunner of Jesus, who willingly and obediently offered His life’s blood for the sins of the world.
Hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth, God revealed through His faithful servant Moses a religious system that included animal sacrifices and offerings. “… Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle … so you shall make it” ( Exodus 25:8-9 ).
God instructed His people during this time to set up in the wilderness the tabernacle, the tent that was the forerunner of the temple. God filled the tabernacle with His glory ( Exodus 40:34-35 ). God’s Spirit in this earthly tent pointed forward to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the minds and hearts of Christians.
Why did the need for a perfect sacrifice mean that Jesus had to be born? It was because the earlier, physical sacrifices were imperfect. They could not take away the penalty for sin ( Hebrews 10:4 ).
God instructed the Israelites in the need for sacrifice, but they had access only to physical forerunners of the ultimate sacrifice, which would come later in the form of Christ Himself. God instructed His people to participate in the physical rituals of animal sacrifices not because they were sufficient to remove people’s sins, but because of the lessons they taught—that sacrifices were necessary because of mankind’s sins.
Jesus had to be born because, without the true sacrifice, humanity was doomed. All would die, with no hope beyond the grave.
4. Jesus had to be born for mankind to have a Mediator.
Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant. Under the New Covenant, God replaced the sacrifices of the Levitical priesthood with the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Himself. “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is the Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises” ( Hebrews 8:6 ).
But what were the terms of the New Covenant? God explained that “this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people” ( Hebrews 8:10 , quoting
Jeremiah 31:33 ).
The law written on the believer’s heart under the terms of the New Covenant is the immutable spiritual law of God. Paul wrote that this law, summarized by the Ten Commandments, is “holy, and the commandment holy and just and good … For we know that the law is spiritual …” ( Romans 7:12-14 ). This law serves as the basis for the covenant agreement. Psalms 19:7 tells us that “the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.”
The understanding that Jesus is the mediator between God and mankind makes it easier for us to comprehend that the ministry of Christ is an administration superior to the Levitical priesthood.
This understanding lets the believer purge his conscience from dead works to serve the living God ( Hebrews 9:14 ). Upon acceptance of the terms of the New Covenant, the believer is imbued with the power of the Holy Spirit so God can write His laws on the believer’s heart and mind ( Hebrews 8:8 ).
Why does the need for a mediator mean Jesus had to be born? It is because the priesthood, staffed by the Levites, as revealed in the Old Testament, was imperfect. It was only a forerunner. Jesus had to be born because the salvation of mankind requires something better.
5. Jesus had to be born to provide the promised Seed of Abraham.
God promised Abraham that through his (Abraham’s) “seed,” or descendants, all nations of the world would be blessed ( Genesis 22:18 ; Galatians 3:14-16 ).
Through faith in God and His name, people of all nations have access to God’s mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation with God the Father. God does not show favoritism ( Acts 10:34 ). Indeed, His plan of redemption includes all people of all races, of all national and ethnic groups. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” ( Galatians 3:28-29 ).
The key word here is heirs . Through Christ, believers become sons of God ( Romans 8:14 ). “And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ …” ( Romans 8:17 ).
Under the Old Covenant, God chose a physical people, Israel, to set the example for other nations ( Deuteronomy 4:5-8 ). Israel, being unconverted and subject to the frailties of humanity, failed. But the Israelites were forerunners of a converted,
spiritual Israel, which includes believers of every ethnicity and nationality ( Galatians 3:27-29 ;
Galatians 6:15-16 ; Romans 2:28-29 ).
Jesus had to be born to provide the promised spiritual fulfillment of the Seed of Israel. Jesus, quite appropriately, was a literal, physical descendant of Abraham. He was Abraham’s Seed, through whom all nations of the world would be blessed.
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The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among
Us . The Gospel of John begins with: “In the
beginning was the Word [Christ], and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. . . . And
the Word became flesh and dwelt among
us” (1:1-2, 14). The question is WHY? It is
not that He condescended to a human form
to show that He had the power to perform
such a feat. God has never done anything in
man’s life simply to display His power. God’s
actions always have redemptive purposes
within. The arrival of Jesus in human form
was a vital phase of God’s over-all
redemptive program. Too often man
becomes so entranced with the novelty of
the story of the birth of Christ that he often
fails to see His birth in its proper
perspective. The proper perspective is that it
serves as the summit of God working out
His redemptive purpose. A side benefit of
this time of the year is that in a world
stricken with so much strife, there is a
peaceful interlude among most men.
The Birth of Jesus Reveals the True Nature
of God . We are told, “He [Jesus] declared Him
[God the Father]” (John 1:18). In the birth of
Jesus we have God revealed in a more
perfect and glorious manner than any
previous revelation. “Declared” means that
Jesus revealed completely the Father. Jesus is
the Divine Interpreter of God the Father.
When Philip asked Jesus to show them the
Father before He ascended to Heaven, Jesus
said: “He who has seen Me has seen the
Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the
Father’?” (John 14:9). Paul states that Jesus
is “the express image of His [God the Father]
person” (Hebrews 1:3). God the Father is
invisible, but Jesus was visible. The birth of
Jesus and His ensuing life make it possible
for all to know what God is like. Study the
life of Jesus to know God.
The Birth of Jesus Reveals to Us the Grace
of God . John writes: “[O]f His fullness we
have all received, and grace for grace. . . .
Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John
1:16-17). We define grace as “unmerited
favor” and it is a proper way to define
grace; however, the definition has to be
explained or it is ambiguous to some. Jesus
in revealing God’s grace reveals God the
Father as full of tenderness, gentleness,
compassion, and is attractive to want people
to draw close to Him. He who obeys the
Gospel and lives a life committed to God by
surrendering all to Jesus has direct access to
God. “For through Him we both [Jew and
Gentile] have access by one Spirit to the
Father” (Ephesians 2:18). Jesus gives us
access to the very throne of God. “Let us
come boldly to the throne of grace, that we
may obtain mercy and find grace to help in
time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
The Birth of Jesus Reveals to Us the Truth of
God. Grace without truth would be
sentimental, sinful, and impure, but grace
based upon truth makes that love pure and
holy. The truth embodies everything that is
right. Truth is against everything that is
wrong or false. God being full of grace does
not mean that God overlooks sin, nor must
we. Jesus in revealing that God is
tenderhearted, longsuffering, and forgiving
was also stern and uncompromising in all
matters pertaining to truth and
righteousness. Jesus is “truth” (John 14:6).
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is
truth” (John 17:17). We dare not tamper
with truth (Revelation 22:18-19). The birth
of Jesus is very important to God’s long-
range program of redemption.
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