what purpose did Christ come into the world?
is a trustworthy saying that deservers full
acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners of whom I am the
worst. 1 Timothy 1:15.
was He to be named Jesus?
will give birth to a son, and you are to give him
the name Jesus, because he will save
his people from their sins. Matthew
there salvation through any other?
is found in no one else, for there is no other
name under heaven given to men by which we
must be saved. Acts 4:12.
whom only may we come to God?
there is one God and one mediator between God
and men, the man Christ Jesus, who
gave himself as a ransom for all men the
testimony given in the proper time. And for this
purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle
I am telling the truth, I am not lying
and a teacher of the true faith to the
Gentiles. I want men everywhere to lift up holy
hands in prayer, without anger or
disputing. 1 Timothy 2: 5-8.
has Christ been made for us, and why?
made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so
that in him we might become the righteousness of
God. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
dependent are we upon Christs for
I am the vine, you
are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in
him, he will bear much fruit; apart
from me you can do nothing. John
three essentials for a Savior are found in
But about the Son he says, Your throne,
O God, will last for ever and ever, and
righteousness will be the scepter of your
kingdom. Hebrews 1:8.
But when the time had fully come, God sent
his Son, born of a woman, born under the
law. Galatians 4:4.
He committed no sin, and no deceit was
found in his mouth. 1 Peter 2:22.
did Christ show from the Scriptures that the
promised Savior of the world must be both human
the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked
them, What do you think about the
Christ? Whose son is he? The
son of David, they replied. He said to
them, How is it then that
David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him Lord?
For he says, The Lord said to my
Lord: Sit at my right hand until I put your
enemies under your feet. If
then David calls him Lord, how can he
be his son?
Another has aptly put this important truth
concerning the union of the human and divine
Christ thus: Divinity needed humanity that
humanity might afford a channel of communication
between God and man. Man needs a power out of and
above himself to restore him to the likeness of
God. There must be a power working from within, a
new life from above, before men can be changed
from sin to holiness. That power is Christ.
What two facts
testify to the union of divinity and humanity in
Regarding his Son,
who as to his human nature was a descendant of
David, and who through the Spirit of
holiness was declared with power to be the Son of
God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus
Christ our Lord. Romans 1:3,4.