Why Was The Incarnation Of Christ Necessary?
Why was the Incarnation of Christ necessary? Every (Mature) Christian should know the answer to this question. What if you encountered an unbeliever who was teetering on the fence of indecision, and he/she asked you about this ...Incarnation? How will you answer?
After the great transgression, the fall of man, the law of death and corruption began it's reign over humanity. with death pressing upon man and threatening to destroy him entirely from the earth, God stepped in to assure him that He had a plan. His plan was simple. To correct the poblem Himself, through man.
The reference of God personally getting involved in a rescue mission to save His beloved creation is found in Genesis 3:15: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel". KJV
We all know that females don't have seed, they have eggs. Seed, in human beings, are exclusive to males. So this is a clear reference to something miraculous. A female giving birth without the assistance of a man.
In the meantime, the enemy of man, had already begun his campaign of corruption and terror. He was slowly turning man against God. Man had begun to worship the Sun and Stars. He began to make idols of wood and stone so he could worship them. Man, in his ignorance, had given the honor due to God to lifeless stone images, and to other created objects. This was unacceptable. Speaking through the prophet Isaiah, God revealed more of His plan: "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God with us). Isaiah 7:14 AMP
Only God could remedy what had been done. Man was powerless to save himself. He was completely under the power of the devil, and the devil was not about to release him willingly.
God decided to take up the fight for mankind, who was created in His divine image, and put the devil in his place once and for all. In the gospel according to Matthew, the virgin birth account leave no room for human involvement. "Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place under these circumstances: When His mother Mary had been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant (through the power) of the Holy Spirit". Matthew 1:18 AMP
The Incarnation is the process by which God divested himself of His divinity (without ceasing to be God) and invested Himself in humanity (by becoming man).