1. To reveal God the Father to man.
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him. John 1:18.
And he that seeth me seeth Him that sent me. John 12:45.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? John 14:9.
2. Because God the Father sent him.
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. John 20:21 (cp. John 3:16-17; 6:38).
3. To be the Saviour of the world.
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 1 John 4:14.
4. To preach the kingdom of God.
And He said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. Mark 1:38. (cp. Luke 4:43).
5. To bear witness to the truth.
Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37.
6. To be a light in the world.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46.
7. To fulfill the law.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17.
8. To do the will of His Father.
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. John 6:38.
9. To be a divider of men.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matthew 10:34,35.
10. To seek and save those who are lost.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10.
11. To call sinners to repentance.
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mark 2:17.
12. To save (sinners, man, the world).
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. Luke 9:56.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17.
13. To minister and to give His life a ransom for many.
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28.
14. To finish the work of the Father.
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work. John 4:34 (cp. John 17:4).
15. To be the propitiation for our sins.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10.
16. To put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. Hebrews. 9:26.
17. To take away our sins.
And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins: and in Him is no sin. 1 John 3:5.
18. To die upon the Cross.
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. John 12:27.
19. To redeem those under the law, that they might receive adoption of sons.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4,5.
20. That we might live through Him.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9.
21. That we might have life and have it more abundantly.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10.
22. To bless us.
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Acts 3:26.
23. To destroy the works of the devil.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8.
24. To make it possible for the righteousness of the law to be fulfilled in us through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:3,4.
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