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And the Word became 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.
Goal: The Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate love of God to humanity.
Christ’s Incarnation in Christianity is a cornerstone, redeeming and uniting doctrine.
1. Cornerstone: Its absence means no Christianity.
2. Redeeming: It is the basis to our Salvation. How can we be saved without redemption? And how would we be redeemed without satisfying God’s justice for the death penalty to our forefather Adam? And who would be eligible to die on Adam’s behalf unless there is some one who is equal to God? And how would God die without incarnation?
3. Uniting: When our Lord Jesus Christ took flesh, He opened the way to God’s living in the human being uniting with him.
What is the real need for the Incarnation?
Why did God not forgive Adam’s sin of disobedience to avoid His Incarnation and death?
God said to Adam: “for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” Genesis 2:17
The death corrupted Adam’s human’s nature which was holy (in God’s image) thus death was eternal and to satisfy God’s justice
So even if Adam’s disobedience “action” was forgiven, the death penalty still existed in the human “nature”=> God’s Justice
Therefore, God’s Mercy has to “repair” the human nature to “regain” man’s holiness and eternity which necessitates God’s Incarnation.