Another name for man is Human. Now let us move forward to understand more about the purpose, nature, and the fall of man. Humanity At this point, we know that man is part of God's creation and He is the Father of man. We can view man as creative or thoughtful as why else would God charge Adam, the first man created by God, with naming His creations. We also can note that God does not control man meaning he has provided him with free will. God gave man freedom of choice. This is important because the Bible only really labels one flaw of man and that is sin. Sin entered when man disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden and ate of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This law was broken when the serpent came forth and talked Eve into eating the fruit and she took the fruit to Adam and he ate. Their disobedience was the fall of man as they were kicked out of the garden and God made struggles for man that would follow them for life. God created laws of sacrifices to forgive man of his transgressions which would allow the relationship
between God and man to be re-established. This process was far from perfect and could not be contained over time as hinted at in Leviticus 10:19 when Aaron explained that completing the process was too much. To establish a more permanent Law God sought a perfect sacrifice. One of blood and flesh which he found all He desired from one person Jesus Christ. Jesus Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary as she is described in Luke 1:27. He was born of her and of the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:35. This means he was of man and God, as the Son of God, simultaneously. Romans 8:2 - 4 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Biblegateway.com, 2019) John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. These two scriptures allow us to understand that Jesus provides man everlasting life through the forgiveness of sin. We also identify Jesus as the Word made flesh from John 1:14. Jesus taught of God's will and desires for man and his redemption from sin. He also taught and led the disciples to carry on in his place once he was gone. The sacrifice of Jesus and his resurrection was his ultimate purpose as a man. These acts allowed the restoration of man.
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