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CHRISTMAS

WHY GOD BECAME MAN?

 © Carlos Padilla, December 2014 Christmas

Other Christmas studies:

CHRISTMAS - THE MANGER - BETHLEHEM - JESUS OF NAZARETH - GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH

THE WORD OF GOD  - FROM NAZARETH TO BETHLEHEM - CHRISTMAS UNOBSERVED

 

"...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..." John 1:14.

"...That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world...." John 1:9.

Jesus Christ made God known, Whom no one ever saw; as the begotten Son, who is in the Father's bosom. This is another of the Biblical prophecies that fulfill in Jesus Christ. But, as much as we know that He came to the world, was born, died on the Cross, raised from the dead on the third day and ascended again to the right hand of the Father, the question is why? Why did God become Man?

Every year, Christmas brings the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Son of God. We Christians know that Jesus Christ died for our sins so that, if in truth and of heart, with faith we receive Him as Savior, according to the Gospel we may enjoy the Kingdom of God that He has promised to those who wait for Him.

But the answer to the question goes further than knowing the work of Christ. The question is related, not only with the fact that Jesus Christ came to the world and went back to the Father, but it is related to the reason why God has to come to the world, if there was no other way to save us, and what pushed God to allow Ėwithout providing another solutionĖ that His Son, holy and perfect, became Man and gave His life on the Cross.

 

GOD BECAME MAN

Most people that donít know Jesus Christ, think that to be well with God Ėif they believe in Him, or if it matters to them their relationship with Him, or if they believe that it is possible- it is enough with what is known as the ďbalanceĒ between good and bad deeds, certain moral, or good actions, good deeds, that may compensate the evil we do, the sins, a situation that today is best known as corruption, in general and personal. Some proud think they are good, and that their moral is enough before God; to those Jesus calls rich, and no one that trusts in richness will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

The more advanced and knower's, in part, of the Word of God, may get to understand Godís moral, they most high, that which He will use to judge us is concentrated in Godís Law, given to Moses in the Old Testament, which starts with the 10 Commandments, and that in fulfilling these, Godís favor can be found. Others only seek God as the great genius of the lamp to grant them their wishes. And like this a long etc. of human thinking, whether materialistic, relativist, superstitious or religious. None the less some truly seek Him, despite their sins, and do not know what to do, because even when they repent they keep sinning.

This is the basic exposure from which we start. But this will neither provide us with the answer of why God became Man. The answer could well come from the fact that God did it, for His wisdom and omnipotence is unquestionable. But for all we must find the definitive answer in an intelligible way for the mind, mostly for the non believer.

On the other hand, if Godís Law was corruptible, as we see in society, in governments, kingdoms, those in power and in the citizens, it would be easy to find tolerance or some adaptation. But no, Godís Law comes from His just and holy soul, and it is not corruptible, for the only way is to fulfill it to be with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven for eternity. But, if no body can fulfill the Law (613 Commandments of the Torah in the Pentateuch), then what chance do we have? Non, condemnation and hell, because every one dies. But man does not stop his existence after death, and the Bible itself says that God placed eternity in the heart of man, Ecclesiastes 3:11. Then?

Before this situation, God's heart could not do more than to love us all that even under the slavery of the flesh, a mind that reveals, and in a world and surrounding contrary to God, We would love Him, even without being able to fulfill His Law. This situation was not bearable, but neither is injustice. This is why the Father and the Son made a covenant for Salvation, before the foundation of the world, because Jesus Christ offered Himself for all of us before creation 1Peter 1:20. The gift of faith is in deed a gift, that we could say is "of Christmas" for those who love God even in their sins, even knowing themselves sinners, and without the power to be holy. These receive a gift called faith. Faith does not come from wisdom, as Gnostics proclaim, it is not fruit of the intellect nor of philosophies, but of a humble heart that seeks God, who gives it. Faith makes man receive Jesus Christ as Savior, once hi has recognized himself unable to sanctify for himself, neither by good deeds, which are to be made out of love for our neighbor, as proof of our faith. Therefore, when receiving Jesus Christ in our heart as Savior, He fills us with the Holy Spirit, Who gives us the power to live a holy life. And man, therefore, has no other way to come to God's heart but through Jesus Christ.

...For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1Timothy 2:5.

This inspired Text of Paul to his beloved Timothy, shows the great revelation of God's Salvation, and Him who is the way to God. But also when he wrote to the Philippians, he explained with this one, the key Text, how Jesus Christ did what He did to save us, and how and why God became Man.

...Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:6.

It is a real mystery to us, but God loved us and made it happen becoming Man:

...And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1Timothy 3:16.

Here we find the Holy Trinity in action. God the Father was manifested in the flesh of His Son Jesus Christ. And the Spirit justified God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And the reply to why God became Man is because He loved us, loved us to the point of becoming Man in Jesus Christ His begotten Son, His beloved, and allow that He would be humiliated to the Cross, so that we would not have to face the judgment of eternal condemnation, separated from God, which had to be fulfilled, because God is just and the unfulfillment of His Devine Law, implies death and eternal hell. And this for some seams something unreal, but The Bible, The Word of God assures it, something that Jesus Christ gave testimony of, as the apostles and prophets.

...Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isaiah 35:4. See also Isaiah 40:3 and chap. 53 complete.

...But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Mica 5:2.

...And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Matthew 17:1.

...Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 9:5.

...For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9.

This is possibly the most explicative verse written by an apostle in the entire Bible, where we can see all the attributes of God in the Son, in Him who is the essence and the manifestation of God. But there are other evidences, definitive proofs that Jesus was God made flesh. His character, Luke 18:16. His holy life, Matthew 17:2. His control of powers of nature, Mark 4:35. His doctrine, John 8:6. His miracles, Luke 18:41. His healings, Matthew 14:36. Resurrection of the dead, Mathew 9:24. Finally His own resurrection, John 20 and ascension before the apostles, Acts 1:9.

...Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13.

...Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:3.

...Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Hebrews 7:3.

...For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

 

CONCLUSION

Yes, friends and brothers, the Lord did not have another alternative because He loves, and loves until the end. God does not get tired of searching us because He loves us, even though sometimes we think He is far, does not hear us, that does not care for us, really He is always by our side, but many do not talk to Him, do not read His Word. If you have not yet received Him, if you have not yet believed in the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, if you have not yet understood to what point was important to avoid going to eternal hell, the action of God becoming Man, and of giving His life for you and for me, must make us think.

Today, Christmas time, open your heart and tell God that you receive His Son Jesus Christ as your Savior, believe in Him, Thank God for becoming Man, for sending His Son to die in your place, because if you receive Him, beware that you and your house are saved, Acts 16:31. God loves you. God is searching you. Receive Him today and change your life for ever. This is the best Christmas present. Share it with your loved ones.

...In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made... ...He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not... ...But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. Text from John 1. Amen.

 

 

 

  • For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Prophecy of Isaiah 9:6.


  • I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6. Words of Yahshua - Jesus Christ.
  • You want to know God, but you know the way is not through organized religion, nor by sects, nor by society. The world has failed. ...I pray for them;  I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours... John 17:9. Prayer of Yahshua - Jesus Christ.


  • If you really seek God, begin today the new life though the true hand of God. The Gospel is the message for all nations, no matter their race, their origins or culture. God is the saviour of those from humanity who open their hearts to Him.


  • ...Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  1Corinthians 15:58.

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