Answering the Mysteries of Jesus Christ - December 19

Answering the Mysteries devotional from Jesus.org

Quote of the Day

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
~Luke 2:6-7

Today's Answer

Was Jesus Sent to Judge the World?
Stephen Davey

For god did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. [John 3:17]

Now, people say, "See, it says right here that Jesus didn't come into the world to judge the world."

The word send, is the Greek word apostello, which is the word from which we get our word apostle. It simply refers to sending someone forth as a messenger on a mission. His message was not a message of judgment. Why?

Look on to the first part of John 3:18.

He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already ...

Jesus did not bring a message of judgment, because the world was already under judgment. In other words, why condemn an already condemned world?!

No! When Jesus came to planet earth, His purpose for coming was clearly spelled out by the angels. They said to the shepherds, as recorded in Luke 2:11,

Not a judge, not a teacher, not a healer, not a philosopher . . . a savior!

Taken from "reborn - the decision (john 3:16-19)" by Wisdom for the Heart Ministries (used by permission).

Today's Video

Logos: why is John 1:1 so important?
Answered by Phil Johnson 

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Answering the Mysteries of Jesus Christ is a devotional that talks about a wide range of topics.  Evangelism, Jesus resurrection, and the power of prayer are just some of the topics discussed in this devotional.  Grow in your relationship with the Lord through this devotional here at Christianity.com.

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