According to the Scriptures"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)


His Incarnation



There have been alot of great events throughout history from which we could give many examples, but The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind we would have to say, without a doubt, was the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)
Humanity and Diety was joined together in one, therefore He is called the one and only "Mediator between God and man" (1 Timothy 2:5). He is our High Priest who could identify with us in all things for He "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." (Hebrews 4:15) Therefore it was necessary that He take on a body like our own.

"Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me" (Hebrews 10:5).

"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh" (Romans 8:3)

"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2:7-8)

"For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham." (Hebrews 2:16)

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35).

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (Matthew 1:21-23)

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11)

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men …And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-4, 14)

"The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven." (1 Corinthians 15:47)

From these and other Scriptures, we can see clearly that God was manifest in the flesh. The Incarnation could be defined as that act of grace whereby the second Person of the Godhead took our human nature into union with his Divine Person. A human body was prepared for Him, and He became a man, born of the Holy Ghost, and that Man was the Lord Jesus Christ. For those who knew him when He walked along the dusty shores of Galilee, they could say "and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14) And again, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." (1 John 1:1-3) "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)

The Purpose for the Incarnation of Jesus

"For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." (John 6:38)

Not only did God become a man, humanity and Diety joined in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, but He came with a purpose that was planned out before the beginning of the world through the foreknowledge of God. The apostle Paul tells us "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:7-8). "Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory" (Psalm 24:8-10).

The apostle Paul told the church at Ephesus "to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28). Yes, God's purpose in becoming a man was to redeem His people. In order to do this He would have to take upon Himself the likeness of men that He might purchase them with His own blood. The life of the flesh is in the blood, and the payment for sin is death, and without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness, so He "gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:14).

This was the greatest act of humility ever known to mankind. The King of Glory, the Creator of the universe, the eternal God whom is deserving of all blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, lowered Himself to become the servant of all. But His servanthood was not just to wash the stinking feet of His disciples, and to go about doing good, and healing all those whom would come to Him. It went far beyond that, He "became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8), "that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage" (Hebrews 2:14-15). What a Saviour!

Here is but a sampling of the Scriptures that deal with His purpose in taking on human flesh to dwell among us.

"Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28)

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." (1 Timothy 1:15)

"Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." (Acts 3:26)

"When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Mark 2:17)

"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:5-6)

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

"And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." (1 John 3:5)

"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." (1 John 4:9-10)

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." (Romans 1:16-17)

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 8:9)

"Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." (Romans 3:24-26)

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." (Romans 5:6-10)

"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 7:25)

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:16-17, 36)

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20)

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1:12-13)

"For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee." (Psalm 86:5)

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. " (Romans 10:13)

"Repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:15)

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There are 2 comments
yerry – indonesia
April 06, 2015 - 19:24

1. now , there are a lot of bible version, which the bible of true ?
2. what the adventist church is the true church ?
thank you

Reply to yerry
Noel
April 07, 2015 - 20:05

Hello Yerry, Yes, in the English language, there are a lot of Bible versions out there. Some are not so good, others you can get by on. What is important to understand is, what was the ancient manuscript that was used in the translation. Most of the modern versions us the corrupt Westcott and Hort manuscript while the KJV uses the Masoretic text to which most of the ancient manuscripts are in agreement. All the modern Bibles are owned by big money making corporations and are copyrighted. The KJV is free. If you are an English speaking person, in good conscience, I could only recommend the KJV of the Bible. If you would like to know more on this topic we have an article on our website that can be found here: http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/doctrine/kjv.html

As for your second question, what church is the true church? There is only one true church. It is the church that Jesus Christ Himself said he would build (Matthew 16:18). It is built upon the rock solid foundation which is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This church consists of all true believers that have been born again by believing the gospel and thereby been baptised by the Spirit into His Body which is the church (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Colossians 1:18, 24) . They are spiritual stones built upon the foundation of Christ.

As for the denominations today which call themselves a church, most of them have gone astray from the authority of the Scriptures. If you are looking for a Bible believing fellowship with others of like faith, ask God to lead you to likeminded believers who honor God and follow Jesus Christ. Above all, remember this, if you are His child, He has promised never to leave you nor forsake you. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother, and is a very present help in time of need. Trust Him.

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