What if Christ had not come?
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
Effects on mankind:
Man would not have the possibility to gain heaven. The only way to enter heaven is to have our sins paid for and we cannot pay for our own sin and live. Heaven would be closed to mankind and God would remain separate from us. Man would abide forever under the curse of sin. There would be continual sacrifices being made.
We would be telling time as the Jews – 6,023 or something like that. There would be no hope for a lasting peace on earth.
There would be no Christmas season to celebrate. No decorations, carols, or nativity.
There would be no church, no communion or Easter, no great hymns. There would be no New Testament; no new covenant. The story of man would end in a curse Mal 4:6. The bridge from God to man would be incomplete.
God without honor:
Bethlehem vindicated God’s promise of a Deliverer in Genesis. The announcement of “a child is born . . . a son