At this time of year many around the world are thinking about the birth of Jesus – they believe he was born as a child to be the saviour of the world.
How can this be? And, how can Jesus life and death bring an end of suffering to humankind?
The Bible explains in Romans chapter 5: 12 that through “That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin,+ and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.”
This was when Adam rebelled against God’s rulership. Lovingly, to help or redeem humankind from sin and death God sent his son to earth as another perfect human, just like Adam, he gave his life as a sacrifice so that all can have life by cancelling out sin and death.
To benefit, we need to accept this sacrifice for John chapter 3: 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son,+ so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”
Very soon, as the king of God’s Heavenly Kingdom, the resurrected Jesus will bring an end to all suffering on earth and restore to us what Adam lost, perfect life in an earthly paradise.
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Refer to the publication “What can the Bible Teach Us?”