Contrary to popular religious thought, man does not evolve into godness over the course of several, rightly-lived lifetimes. This fable was securely put to rest when the reverse happened—God became a man.
Some 2,000 years ago a baby was born as God incarnate. Once grown, he went around healing people, raising the dead, helping the poor, and turning the crazies into law abiding citizens. His actions rattled the local authorities who didn’t like to see God messing up their social structure. So they killed him.
Yep, they killed God. Only as a human could God be killed. God, as God, could not die. Birth as a human allowed God to take upon himself the injustices of mankind and bear the punishment for those wrongs, which was death.
But, here’s the catch, God Who Became Human rose from the dead. Death bit the dust. The God-man tells folks that, as his followers, they will live forever; his death and resurrection renders null and void all the injustices and wrongs they commit.
Millions of people find this story easier to believe than the idea of man expanding into deity. Too much wrongness exists in humanity to be eradicated by personal effort. Individuals need God Who Became Human to change them from the inside out. His death becomes their death and his promise of resurrection power transforms their lives now and in the future.
Continuing story: The Stable Born God Lives.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis