Bible Question:

Why was Jesus Christ born into the world?

Bible Answer:

There are numerous passages in the Bible that answer the question, “Why was Jesus Christ born into the world?” However, we will briefly present only seven of the passages.

Why was Jesus Christ born into the world?

Why Was Jesus Christ Born Into the World?

Our first verse is 1 John 4:14. In this verse we discover why was Jesus Christ born into the world. He came for the purpose of becoming the Savior of the World.

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14 (NASB)

God the Father, the master planner, made the decision to send Christ. To some, this verse could seem to imply that Christ did not want to come into the world, but Hebrews 10:5-10 states that Christ volunteered to come into the world and to die to pay the price for our sins to be forgiven. Here is the passage.

Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says,


After saying above, SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them” (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, “BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:5-10 (NASB)

Notice that the words in capital letters are a quote from the Old Testament prophecy recorded in Psalm 40:6-8. Psalm 40:6-8 records Jesus’ offer to God the Father to come into the world and die for our sins–to be the Savior of the world.

Hebrews 2:9 gives us more information about how God accomplished this.

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:9 (NASB)

Here we are told that Jesus, our God, was made lower than the angels “for a little while” so that He could die for everyone. The phrase “for a little while” refers to the short time that He was here on planet earth in human flesh. He was born in human flesh so that he could die for our sins. By that very act, He become the Savior of the world.

Christ Is The Only Savior of the World

So far we have discovered that Christ came into the world in order to become the Savior of the world. Notice that 1 John 4:14 implies there are no other saviors of the world except for Christ. Christ came into the world because the world needed one who could save from sin. There was no Savior until He arrived and there is no other Savior today. This is also the message of Acts 4:12.

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 (NASB)

Here we discover that salvation cannot be found in any other person, and no one is even in second place. Salvation is through Christ and Christ alone. He and only He is the Savior of the world. No one else is even close. No other religious leader or so called god can save a person from the consequences of their sins. No one else can rescue a man or woman from the penalty of sin which is a eternal destiny in hell.

John 1:29 helps us understand that the consequences of sin is what Jesus Christ saves us from when it says He takes away the sin of the world.

The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 (NASB)

This is the reason Christ came into the world–to be the Savior of the world and He is the only Savior.

The third benefit of Christ becoming the Savior of the world is that every Christian can have an abundant life now.

. . . I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 (NASB)


A number of times Jesus stated that He came into the world to accomplish a number of things that are all related to His primary reason – to be the Savior of the world. For example, in John 18:37 Christ said that He came to teach us the truth about the Father and He did. Other passages that reveal what He accomplished in fulfilling His primary purpose include Matthew 5:17; 10:34-35; Mark 1:38 and John 9:39.

In summary, Jesus, the Savior of the world, came into the world to save sinners!

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners . . . 1 Timothy 1:15 (NASB)

God tells us in Romans 3:23 that you have sinned and still sin and that is true for everyone else in the world.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Romans 3:23 (NASB)

Romans 6:23 gives us the bad news that each one of us have earned spiritual death. We have not earned the right to go to heaven. Instead we are sentenced to go to hell unless we believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was resurrected.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NASB)

Jesus died in your place and paid the penalty you deserve. If you are repentant of your sins, and are trusting that Christ did everything that was necessary for you to be forgiven and go to heaven, then your sins are forgiven and you have obtained eternal life. Would you like Christ to be your Savior? For more information, please visit “Searching for God.

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