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 (John 3:16); Therefore, we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of The Father, even so we also shall walk in the newness of life (Rom 6:4)~~ It was not enough that the Son of God would come down from the Heavens and appear as the son of man; for then He would have been a great teacher and a great example, a powerful king and even a miracle worker, but not a Redeemer; not a Savior; not The Lord! It was more important for Him to fulfill the purpose of the coming, to redeem man from sin while in the likeness of human flesh. Teachers and Examples change the state of men by their lives; the Lord Jesus Christ changed state of “mankind” by His life, death and resurrection. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13) The poison of hate, sensuality and envy, which is in the hearts of men, could not be healed in ease. For the wages of sin is death, and therefore, it was to be by death that sin would be atoned for. And in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, and eternal life in accordance with the riches of God ‘s grace. One day when Heaven was filled with His praises. One day when sin was as black as could be. Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin, Dwelt among men, my example is He. Word became flesh and the light shined among us; His glory revealed. One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain. One day they nailed Him to die on a tree. Suffering anguish, despised and rejected, Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He. Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree; And took the nails for me. One day the grave could conceal Him no longer. One day the stone rolled away from the door. Then He arose, over death He had conquered. Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore. Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him From rising again! Living He loved me; Dying He saved me. Buried He carried my sins far away. Rising He justified freely forever. One day He’s coming back – Oh glorious glorious day!