31 Reasons For the Incarnation

Using biblical language, Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein present 31 biblical reasons for the incarnation. Here is their list.

  1. To do the will of the father
  2. To save sinners
  3. To bring light to a dark world
  4. To be made like his people
  5. To bear witness to the truth
  6. To destroy the devil and his works
  7. To give eternal life
  8. To receive worship
  9. To bring you great joy
  10. To demonstrate true humility
  11. To preach the gospel
  12. To bring judgment
  13. To give his life a ransom for many
  14. To fulfill the law and prophets
  15. To reveal God’s love for sinners
  16. To call sinners to repentance
  17. To die
  18. To seek and save the lost
  19. To serve
  20. To bring peace
  21. To bring a sword
  22. To bind up the broken hearts
  23. To give us a spirit of adoption
  24. To make us partakers of the divine nature
  25. To reign as king
  26. To restore human nature to holiness
  27. To be a merciful and faithful high priest
  28. To be the second and greater Adam
  29. To satisfy our deepest thirst
  30. To be loved by God’s children
  31. To reveal God’s glory

Each chapter of their small works takes up a biblical explanation of each point. It is a wonderful read, whether or not it’s the Christmas season.

See Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein, Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2013).

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Posted on December 26, 2014, in Christian Worldview, Christmas and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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