On a recent Oprah Winfrey show there was a very heated debate between Miss Winfrey and her audience concerning why Jesus came to earth. The clip can be seen on You Tube. On this program, Jesus being the only way to salvation was brought into question. Comments were also made about Jesus coming to reveal the Christ consciousness available to all of us, and that God is a feeling, not a belief.
There is another clip entitled, "Oprah Winfrey: Jesus Did Not Come To Die On The Cross." This clip has almost 3 million hits, which means it is a topic of huge interest to a lot of people. Why DID Jesus come to earth, Oprah?
The Christian Bible says that Jesus came to earth to take away sins. (I John 3:5 and I Timothy 1:15) He came to destroy the works of the devil. (I John 3:8) John 10:10 says He came so that we might have life more abundantly. According to I John 4:9 He came so that we might live through Him. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life."
Jesus himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me." (John 14:6)
Jesus knew what His purpose was for coming to earth. When he was on the cross He could have come down or called legions of angels, but He chose not to. However, this is not the end of the story. Three days later, He rose literally and bodily from the grave, the only religious leader to do so..
THAT is why Jesus came to earth, and you can stake your eternal destiny on it!