Why did Jesus come? His master-purpose...
Spurgeon, "Christ's Incarnation, the Foundation of Christianity"
Let us gather with grateful boldness around
the Infant in the manger, and behold our God!
The Great Object of Our Lord's Coming
Here Was Not to Live, but to Die.
He appeared, not so much to subdue sin by His teaching,
or to manifest goodness, or to perfect an example for
us to imitate, but "To Put Away Sin By the Sacrifice
That which the modern teachers of error would thrust
into the background (the substitutionary sacrifice
of Jesus), our Lord placed in the forefront.
HE CAME TO TAKE AWAY OUR SINS.
Do not think of Jesus without remembering
the Design of His Coming.
I beg you, do not know Christ without His cross,
as some pretend to know Him.
We preach Christ- so do a great many more.
But, “we preach Christ CRUCIFIED!”
We preach, concerning our Lord, His cross, His blood,
His death; and upon the blood of His cross we lay great
stress, extolling much “the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
"Christ Jesus Came into the World to Save Sinners,"
By Putting Away Their Sin "By the Sacrifice of Himself."
We will not deny, or conceal, or depreciate His
master-purpose, lest we be found guilty of trampling
upon His blood, and treating it as an unholy thing.