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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Jesus is …
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He is the one who created all things. Before He was born as a baby in the small town of Bethlehem, He was with God His Father in the glorious place called heaven.
On earth there was a need that could only be accomplished by God Himself. Man was separated from God because of sin. (Sin is when people do bad things; like kill, steal, cheat, lie, and hate; etc).
So Jesus Christ willingly left the beauty and joy of heaven to be born and in time died on the cross so mankind (every man, woman, boy and girl) could be forgiven from sin.
Jesus died one of the most cruel and horrible deaths ever imagined as He shed His blood on the cross. This was the only way mankind could be forgiven and brought back into a relationship with a holy God.
“This is my Son in whom I am well pleased”.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only begotten Son.
It is hard for us to understand that Jesus became a man, but He was also God. In the Bible, Jesus is called God and Lord, and the "Son of God".
Jesus was also worshipped and He accepted it (John 20:28). God had forbidden man to worship anything that isn't God. God is the only one to be worshipped and Jesus allowed people to worship Him, because He is God.
Jesus was different than any other person, because He never committed a sin ( 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The reasons Jesus had to become a man were: