Real Talk with Nathan White
Why did Jesus come to Earth? I asked a number of religious leaders this
question and here are the responses I got.
“Jesus came for a number of reasons, to
fulfill Old Testament prophecy, to save His
people from sin, to call the gentiles home.
He came to earth to establish hope and
purpose for people.” – Rev. Chris Westby,
“Jesus came to die, sacrificing His life on the
cross for a world who did not know Him.
Through love He selflessly gave it all, death
producing life for all eternity.” – Rev. Jenn
Mcgrew, Calgary, AB.
“Jesus came to lay down His life for
everyone so that they could have life.” – Rev.
Jake Mcgrew, Calgary, AB.
It seems like a pretty simple question,
doesn’t it? If you ever went to even one
service at church around Christmas or
Easter you could probably answer this
In the world today it’s pretty easy to have a
conversation with someone about heaven or
Jesus and hear them say, “Well you know I
am a good person, I think I’ll go to heaven.”
Right? Anyone ever hear that? Or thought
The reality is that’s not
enough to get the VIP pass to
the greatest place ever. The
list is pretty long of all the
good deeds that we can do in
this life – and by all means do
But we can’t kid ourselves
into believing that we
will ever become worthy
enough to eternally be in
the presence of the Creator
of the universe by donating
10% of our income to the
local church, or filling shoe
boxes full of toys to give to
little kids at Christmas –
both of which are amazing
things that impact the world
Without the personal
intimate relationship with
Jesus Christ, at the end of it all we will still
be dead in our sin, spending eternity apart
from the One who gives hope.
Jesus did not come to make bad men good,
He came to make dead men live.
It’s about saving our lives from spending
eternity in a place stripped of all hope, not
about changing our behaviour.
The greatest act of selflessness ever done in
the history of the world was Jesus leaving
Glory to enter humanity in the most humble and gentle way possible, to serve His
people and demonstrate active unconditional life-changing love, and to give up His life
to offer salvation to everyone! Even those
who curse Him, who will never believe, who
put the nails in His hands and feet.
He didn’t do that just so bad people would
do good things. He did it so everyone who
was dead could live.
that we will
to eternally be
in the presence
of the Creator...
Advice to youth/young adults? Live your life with
integrity, touch as many lives with the love and hope
of Jesus as possible.