Why did Jesus come into the world? Within the Christian community, Jesus came in the world to save us from our sins, and although this is true, I do not believe anyone have asked the question concerning this sin Jesus came to save us from. We are good at bringing the scriptures forward, Romans 5:12, “for buy one man sin entered the world.” but the question remains, what is this sin Jesus came to save us from.
Going back to the book of Genesis, we can understand what this sin is Jesus came to save us from, and what we need to understand, Jesus came to save us from the penalty of death that is hanging over the world. God had told Adam, Genesis 2:17. “The day you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall die.” and based on the rest of the story found within the first four chapters of the bible, Adam did eat, and when he did eat the penalty of death came upon his life.
Now, having this information, what we should know about why Jesus came to save us, and what he came to save us from regarding sin? For most of us, Jesus came to save us from our everyday common sins, and to be saved, we need to confess our sins and turn to Jesus Christ. This is the process of salvation for many Christians, and although this is true, another question remains, if we are under the penalty of death, how then will God carry out that penalty?
An example of how God will carry out this penalty can be found on the pages of Genesis chapter six because before sending a flood to destroy the old world, God warned Noah to build an ark to save his life. The old world was under condemnation, and they did not believe, and because they did not believe God destroyed them with a flood saving Noah and his family.
But did we notice how God saved Noah and his family, he told them to build an ark based on the type of judgment God was sending to destroy his enemies. Jesus came to save us from our sins, and he did send word to save Noah from his sin, because the sin of man was the act of treason and rebellion which carries with it the penalty of death.
This then shows the entire world is under a curse whether Christian or not, and the penalty of death is resting on our shoulders. No one can escape the coming wrath of God unless he first accepts Jesus who will direct him on how to prepare for the wrath of God. And there is something we are to know, if Noah had failed to build that ark, he would have perished in the flood, but because Jesus came to save Noah, he informed him on how to prepare for the wrath of God.
Jesus to Nicodemus, John 3:17 “God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” The reality we are faced with is that the world is under condemnation, and because the world is under condemnation Jesus came in the world to save the world, which is why we are told, Jesus came not in the world to condemn the world. However, he that believes, John 3:18 “is not condemned:” because although the world in which he live is under condemnation because of the penalty resting on the world, God will instruct his people on what to do that we might escape.
However, what will become of him or those refusing to believe? The scriptures reports, in John 3:19, “he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” And because of his unbelief, those refusing to believe in Christ will perish because God will destroy this world as he did in the days of Noah. And because this unbelieving man or woman had failed to believe in what Jesus said concerning the coming destruction, he, she, and every one knowing right from wrong will not prepare him and herself against the coming wrath of God.
Because of the sin of Adam, God is going to judge the world, he is going to send judgment against the world to destroy his enemies, but because Jesus came in the world for the purpose of saving the world, he will let us know how to prepare against God’s judgment. So, when we accept Jesus Christ and confess our sins let us understand the process of salvation does not stop there because as it stands, there is a coming judgment, and what we need to be doing in relationship to our confession is preparing for it.
Matthew 3:7 But when John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath? And do you realize there is a coming wrath and judgement?
If not, we are inviting you to run for your life and come to Jesus, because when you come to Jesus, you will not only find eternal salvation, but also salvation from the coming wrath should you and I live to see the day…