The purpose of Jesus was the purpose of God. He didn’t come to introduce a new religion, but to fulfill the deepest needs and richest promises of the Ancient One. Since Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit that God told them not to touch, every generation had been groaning with the pains of childbirth, longing to be delivered from the effects of the first parent’s fall. And now the deliverer had come. He is the hero of the story, the perfect spotless lamb sent to adorn the doorposts of their hearts with His own blood.
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