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!