Jesus Christ is the sinless, eternal Son of God. We are all sinners. God is a Holy God. He is Love and He is Justice and MUST punish sin (Luke 11:42). The Bible says that "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23) and "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die." (Ezekiel 18:4) Note that this death does not simply mean the grave, but eternal death, in Hell and the Lake of Fire, which was designed for the Devil and his (fallen) angels. (Matthew 25:41, 2 Peter 2:4-9) So that means all of us are, from the moment we first commit a sin on our way to hell. Remember that Jesus said that even if you look upon a woman in a lustful way, that you have committed adultery in your heart. (Matthew 5:27-28) If you hate in your heart it is murder (1 John 3:15). Being so Holy that He cannot tolerate sin (even the angels cover their faces and feet before Him (Isaiah 6:1-7)) God cannot allow us sinners into heaven, His holy place at the end of life/time. If He did, He would no longer be a good, Holy, Just God. But being Love He devised a way to save us all, without compromising His position as a Holy God, which He could never do. He sent His sinless Son, Jesus Christ into the World to pay the penalty for our sins. His Holy standards demand a sinless substitute. The only sinless man on earth was His eternal (ever-existing) Son.
CHRIST’S MISSION? “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;” (1 Timothy 1:15) “For He [God the Father] hath made Him [His only Son, Jesus Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Jesus said, “The thief [the Devil] cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have [everlasting] life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
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