Since Adam failed to demonstrate leadership and Eve fell for the Devil’s trap, God’s perfect world vanished. Thus, one of God’s first course of actions was to send a second Adam to restore that which was lost. A temporary plan was put into practice, using a high priest to atone for the sins of Israel. However, the Lord allowed time to pass before his resolution was unveiled.
Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins, Hebrews 5:1.
John the Baptist was chosen to serve as a messenger to communicate this matter. One of the first objectives was to make a stark contracts between the God of the Old and New Testament. The Lord was willing to offer His one and only son, not to condemn the world, but to save it. Protected by angels and guided by the Holy Spirit, Jesus invested the last three years of his earthly life setting the stage for the modern church. The only thing remaining was for the Father of life to stand by, allowing Jesus to become the perfect Lamb of God.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him, John 3:17.
Unfortunately, today many Christians are distracted by deception philosophy and human traditions. Making the complex simple, matters related to God can be summed up in three biblical principles. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. Love you neighbor as yourself and pray for those who persecute you. By doing this you will emulate the love of Christ and remind the world of a gracious and merciful God waiting to save those tangled by sin.
by Jay Mankus