– John 3:17
God Sent His Son
We know that Jesus came into the world to be born in the flesh to save those who live in the flesh, and to live a sinless life and to suffer, die, and be raised again, so that’s where it all begins. God sent Jesus to live a sinless life and to make the perfect sacrifice that would satisfy the wrath of God and remove His wrath from us.
God Gave His Son
God sent His Son to die for those who were ungodly, wicked sinners who were natural enemies of His (Rom 5:6-10), so Jesus’ perfect life would be the supreme and ultimate sacrifice, given once and for all, for all who would repent and believe. God didn’t come into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world. That was His mission.
To Bring Eternal Life
Jesus came into the world and was born in the flesh to give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45), but this giving of Himself was to bring us eternal life. There is no other way possible to enter the kingdom than through Jesus Christ (John 6:44; Acts 4:12), however it is only for those who believe in Him and put their trust in Him.
Not for Condemnation
People who don’t know God believe that God only wants to condemn the world, but that’s not what the Bible teaches because Jesus actually came into the world, not to condemn or judge the world guilty, but that they might be saved. That’s His purpose; not to condemn but to save.
But for Salvation
After Lazarus had died, Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25), so Lazarus would live again, but this was only temporary because Lazarus, being human, would die again, but for those who trust in Christ, even if they die, “yet shall [they] live again.”
The Apostle John wrote, “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17). God sent His Son to be born of a virgin and to be born into human flesh, to live a perfect life and to have Him give His own life so that we might be saved and not fall under condemnation but rather, be saved by the free gift of grace (Eph 2:8-9).