1. Why did Jesus come to Earth?
The Bible tells us that Jesus is God Himself, born of a virgin through a supernatural work of God. God is spiritual, and not physical. In order for mankind to comprehend God, God revealed Himself in human form in the person of Jesus Christ. Throughout the time that Jesus lived on the earth, he made numerous claims to be God, and validated those claims in several ways. He fulfilled numerous Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, he showed how he was the completion of the Old Testament law, and he performed numerous miracles which only God could perform. (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:29-35, John 4:24, 8:58, 14:6)
2. Why did Jesus die on the cross?
The Bible tells us that the greatest purpose for the coming of Jesus Christ was to save the world from their sin. All men have sinned against God, either on purpose or on accident. Sin is any violation of the law of God. The Bible teaches that because men are sinners against God, and because God is holy and righteous, mankind will be judged for their sins. Jesus came to provide the way of salvation from sin and the condemnation that it brings. By voluntarily dying on the cross, Jesus offered himself as the substitute for the sins of man. He is such an acceptable substitute to God, in fact the only possible substitute, that anyone who trusts Jesus alone for their salvation is guaranteed to be forgiven of their sin. (Matthew 1:21, John 19:30, Romans 3:10, 3:23, 6:23, 10:13)
3. Why did Jesus rise from the dead?
The Bible teaches us that the ultimate judgment for sin is death. Before sin existed, death did not exist.Death is the natural consequence of sin. However, Jesus did not die because he was a sinner. He was not a sinner at all. He voluntarily died on the cross, freely giving up his own life. For three days and nights, the body of Jesus lay in the tomb. After that time, Jesus rose again from the dead by the power of God. Through the resurrection, Jesus both proved himself to be truly God, and master over sin and death. By rising from the dead, Jesus showed that He has all authority to save sinners. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes unto the Father but by Me.” You are invited to trust Jesus to be your Lord and Savior! (Matthew 28:1-6, John 11:25-26, 14:6, Romans 1:4)
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