It was wholly necessary that God manifest Himself to the world through Jesus Christ to save us from corruption. This corruption included sin and death, and the worshipping of other gods. Manifestation was necessary to be in the human form because otherwise, those people who needed to see to believe, would have remained doubtful. It was not an easy road to salvation for Jesus, but all was necessary to accomplish God’s plan, and to give us hope in eternal life in the kingdom of Heaven. Today, Jesus is still plays an active role in each of our lives.
Christians have believed that there has been one Ultimate Being since the beginning of time. There was no corruption in the beginning, and sin had not yet entered into the universe. The world was how God intended it to be until Adam and Eve sinned, and opened the gates of death to all. After this Original Sin, humankind had been plagued with the corruption of sin and death and there was only so much that they could do.
Mankind had reached the point where they were losing faith. Some began to think, “for of what use is existence to the creature if it cannot know its Maker?” (Athanasius 10). At that time, other religions had worshiped their emperors and called their rulers god (Pohle 2/18/14). Christians started diminishing in their faith because they had never seen the human flesh of their Ruler. This is why they “fashioned idols for themselves in place of the truth and reverenced things that are not, rather than God who is” (Athanasius 10). God saw the corruption of the false idols and knew something had to be done. He did not make us so we could perish and burn, but rather he wanted to see us flourish in our faith.
God entered this world in order that all might receive His salvation. All humankind was driven by corruption after the fall, and our repentance alone was not enough to save us because it “cannot recall what is according to our nature” (Pohle 2/7/14). This meaning we are born with sin and it will always be a burden upon our shoulders. That is why “The Word of God came in His own Person, because it was He alone, the Image of the Father Who could recreate man made after the Image” (Athanasius 12). We had lost sight of who God truly was and He knew we needed to be reassured of His image in which we were all created.
God chose to manifest Himself in a human form so He could take on a body that was liable to death, and conquer it once and for all (Pohle 2/7/14). This Revelation had to be through Jesus because He is the most qualified of the Trinity, and it was through Him that creation came into being in the first place (Pohle 2/7/14). However, what would make Jesus special is the way He leaves the earth. Sin and death cannot be conquered through a normal, regular human death. It had to be through a special Individual who would come in accordance with, and fulfill what was foretold in the scriptures.
When Jesus entered the earth, “the sun veiled His face, the earth...