Why it was necessary for God to send his son into the world, as a man, to save us.

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From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

457     The Word became flesh for us in order to save us by reconciling us with God, who “loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins”: “the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world”, and “he was revealed to take away sins”:

Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Savior; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?

458     The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God’s love: “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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  1. We have all sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Christ come to us by the Virgin birth, all prophesied in the Old Testament. He was the Son of God made incarnate. He was the Lamb of God who became the Sin of Mankind, our ransome, and took away our sin! Christ was our saviour and overcame death, hell, and the grave and because of his profitciary sacrifice we have “Eternal Life!”

    • Amen
      Let not your heart be troubled,
      Ye believe in God, believe in me,
      In my Father’s house..there are many mansions
      I go to prepare a place for you
      If I go to prepare a place for you
      I will come to receive you onto myself
      That there I am, there you will be too!

  2. John 3:16 – “For God so love the world that He gave us His only begotten Son; that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

    There is not a single day that I do not feel amazed of how much my God loves me–a wretched, unworthy sinner!


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