THE PURPOSE OF THE INCARNATION

Dr. Charles Ryrie provides a theological description of the purposes of the Incarnation in his Basic Theology.

First, the purpose of the Incarnation was to reveal God to us (John 1:18; 14:7-11)

Second, provide an example for our lives on how we ought to live (1 Peter 1:21; 1 John 2:6)

Third, provide a ransom for our sins (Hebrews 10:1-10) that we might be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:19).

Fourth, fulfill the Davidic covenant (Luke 1:31-33) and destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8)

Fifth, engage with us as a sympathetic High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

Sixth, take on the role as qualified judge so that Jesus can be the final say on everything (John 5:22, 27).

Hence, the eternal value that Christ brings through the Incarnation necessitates a response from mankind to receive the redemption that comes from the physical resurrected body of Jesus Christ.