Merry Christmas! I am so thankful for Christ’s coming and all that it meant for those that trust in Him!
“You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.” (1 John 3:5)
There is so much important truth packed into this one sentence. Three obvious truths are:
1. He (Jesus) appeared
2. Jesus took our sins away
3. He is sinless
His appearing is a reference to the incarnation. There are many religions that seek to deny the humanity of Jesus and they do so at their own peril. The incarnation of Jesus is absolutely necessary for Him to accomplish,
as a man, what no other person has been or will be able to do – obey the law of God perfectly as a human. Jesus is the perfect man and He is also divine. Let this be sweet to us!
We are not perfect. We are sinners. We deserve God’s wrath because of our rebellion against Him. We sin because…
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