Day 16 - The Backstory: Why did Jesus have to come?
Romans 5:12-14 - Therefore, just as sin entered
the world through one man, and death through
sin, in this way death spread to all people,
because all sinned. (13) In fact, sin was in
the world before the law, but sin is not
charged to a person’s account when there is no
law. (14) Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam
to Moses, even over those who did not sin in
the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He is a
type of the Coming One.
Before the fall, man and woman walked together with God in the garden of Eden. We
were created to relate to God and each other. When Adam sinned he took all of
mankind down. From that point on all who were born have a sin nature and God’s
judgment resting on them. Jesus actually is on a rescue mission to save us from
judgment; it’s the reason He came! It’s all spelled out in two famous verses, look up
John 3:16 and 17.
Christmas is actually a Divine rescue mission!