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Why Did God Send Jesus?

Why did God send Jesus?

To put it into today’s terminology…it was a matter of jurisprudence.

One of the definitions of jurisprudence is a “particular body of law”.  What law?  The law of God.

Think of the phrase…if you do the crime…you do the time…or pay the fine.

If you get a speeding ticket in Kentucky, you don’t show up in a traffic court  in Montana to pay it.

God created the world.   He created Adam.  He gave the earth to Adam to rule.  He gave Adam freedom with one qualifying rule…do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

As satan, the serpent, previously thrown out of heaven,  tempted Eve, Adam’s wife, to disobey and she passed the temptation to Adam.  They both sinned.  They lost their position with God.  They were cast out of the garden.

How could God solve this problem?  There is a scripture that says that the heavens are the Lord’s, but the earth He has given to the children of men. 

So going back to the idea of jurisdiction, this problem occurred on the earth.  It did not occur in heaven.  God could not solve it from heaven.  He had given the earth to man.  He did not say “time out”, let me fix this and start all over.  God didn’t go back on his word and take the earth back.

God needed a solution to solve a problem created on the earth.  The only solution was to come to the earth himself, in the form of Jesus Christ,  to undo the legal damage that had been done, and make a way back for Adam and Eve legally.

When people ask questions along the lines of why is there suffering and why do people suffer, it comes down to two things.

  1.   The earth fell when Adam fell.  Sin, sickness and death entered the world…in other words, all bad things entered the world at that point.
  2.   Even though Jesus made a way out, we have to learn how to work with God to appropriate what Jesus did.  It would be like having the key to a car, but never getting in the car to drive it.

It is not only important to know what Jesus did, but obey the Word of God and Spirit of God to experience the benefits.  Faith without works is dead.

Many questions arise from an unspoken expectation that God will do things that He has given us to do.

This is why it is important to learn our part and God’s part.

While God has made provision for mankind, it is individually by faith, patience, and obedience that each individual may experience that…the Lord working with them.

 


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Repost: Paul Taylor – Mount St Helens and its Relevance Today

 

Mt. St. Helens

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Apologetics refers to a “defense of the Christian faith”.

Paul Taylor explains how the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens applies today.

Creationist scientists are able to explain how the world around us makes sense understood in reference to creaton in Genesis and the account of Noah’s flood.

We find that the secular explanation that things that milllions of years to happen is not true.

You can listen to his talk here on YouTube.

This is why apologetics matters.

The Bible states that death entered the world by sin.

Romans 5:12 (KJV)  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

 

To conquer sin and death, to destroy the works of the devil, is why Jesus came. If death happened because of sin, how could  death have occured for millions of years before Adam?

If death had been going on for millions of years before Jesus, that discounts the Biblical reason for why Jesus came.

However, if you seriously study these things,  you will find that the explanations of creation and the Flood at the time of Noah explain things that secular models cannot explain.

Just because something is taught in the schools doesn’t mean that it is right.  It used to be taught that the earth was the center of the solar system and that the world was flat.  We since have learned differently.


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