Why did Jesus become a man and come to earth? Bill Johnson makes the point that Jesus came to reveal the Father. Every other reason mentioned in Scripture – and there and many of them – is actually a sub-point to the primary reason, of revealing the Father.
- Jesus came to atone for our sin (see 1 John 2:2; 3:5.)
- He came to take upon Himself the punishment that we deserve – our punishment in death. He then made it possible for us to receive what only He deserved – eternal life. (See Romans 5:6-11.)
- He came to destroy the works of the evil one. (See 1 John 3:8.)
- He came to make an open display of the foolishness of the devil and reveal the wisdom of the cross. (See Colossians 2:15.)
- He came that we might have abundant life. (See John 10:10.)
- He came to initiate the present-tense awareness of the Kingdom of God – the realm and effects of God’s rule. (See Matthew 6:10.)
- Jesus came to save men’s lives, not destroy them. (See Luke 9:56.)
Jesus came to a planet of orphans to reveal what we needed most – the Father.
Bill Johnson, God is Good, 2016, USE: Destiny Image Publishers, p.116