Three verses which answer the question “why did Jesus Christ come into the world?”
Brackets after the word “world” are mine to give the meaning to the word “world”, because “world” is used in five different ways in the Bible.
To destroy the works of the Devil
1 Jn 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
To judge the world for unbelief
Jn 9:39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world [creation], that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”
To save sinners
1 Ti 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world [creation] to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
God sent Christ into the creation to save the population, but not all will choose to be saved.
Jn 3:16 “For God so loved the world [world populace], that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Jn 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world [creation] to condemn the world [world populace], but in order that the world [world populace] might be saved through him.
I hope you can see, especially in John 3.16, the importance of seeing how the word “world” is used. Jesus entered creation to save all mankind.
1 Jn 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world [world populace].
Jn 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Christ did not come to judge at His first appearing, but to save. Christ will return to judge on judgment day.
Jn 12:47If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world [world populace] but to save the world [world populace].
Many people misunderstand and say God will accept every person, because John 12.47 states that Jesus did not come to judge, but to save. They misunderstand the whole council of God, and the Bible teaches no such acceptance of universal sin. John 3.18 tells you not all will believe and they are condemned. Salvation is for all mankind, but not all mankind will accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the word of Truth.
Jesus Christ steps into creation to save every person, and to destroy the works of the Devil that is in the “world system”, but not all will choose to be saved from the “world system”, They are comfortable with the “world system”. Nor will they believe that Christ can redeem them…especially when they see no need for a redeemer while they pursue their sinful passions.
Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 @ 4:24 AM CDT