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Why Jesus Came #2

In the last post, we examined two reasons why Jesus came to earth. We will now consider our final three.

The third reason why Jesus came is to judge willful blindness (John 9:39-41). If those Pharisees would have admitted that they were blind (in sin and in need of repentance), they would have been forgiven. However, since they were saying, “We see” (were full of light and had no sin), their sin remained. One must be willing to say, “I am a poor, blind sinner and in need of light.” If he says, “I am full of light and have no need of forgiveness,” his sin remains.

The fourth reason why Jesus came is to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). This reason is listed because it seems to be the grand summation of all the purposes of the Lord coming into the world. His purpose for coming was totally unselfish. All that He did was for our good and salvation (Revelation 1:5).

The final reason why Jesus came to is grant abundant life (John 10:10). As the Lord of life, He came to add enrichment and completeness to our lives. Following Christ will require sacrifice (Mark 10:29-30), but those who follow Him have the abundant (full, complete) life, and in the end, eternal life.

Happy are those who learn of the Lord and do His will. Jesus said, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if you do them” (John 13:17).

Kyle Campbell

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