Sunday, September 28, 2014

Why did God become one of His created?

    To non-Christians, the idea of God becoming man is incomprehensible.  Truly, for some of us Christians, it is hard to fathom.  God the Almighty, existence Itself, humbled Himself to become one of those that He created.
    First, we must wonder, could God become man?  God is not limited by anything other than Himself.  For example, “God is love” [1 John 4:8], so God cannot hate.  So, by becoming man, is God limiting Himself?  If, as we as Christians believe, that Jesus is and was fully God and fully man, then being man must not have limited Him from being God.  You cannot prevent gold from being gold, no matter what you put it in.
    Second, why would God want to become man?  God is an infinite being with infinite power and wisdom.  The only explanation possible is that “God so loved the world” – [John 3:16].  God loves us.  He created us in His image and likeness.  In a sense, He set us apart from all of creation.
    Still, why would God do such a thing?  God does not have an ego problem.  He is God.  He knows that He is and appearances mean nothing to Him.  Truly, God would only become man if His love for us outweighed all else.  We know this has to be true, because not only did He humble Himself to become human, but He also died a terrible death on a cross with common criminals.  But it does not end there, God can now take us to Heaven with the Resurrection.  A Resurrection that only comes about because of His death.

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