What if Jesus Stayed on Earth?
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Have you ever thought, “What if Jesus had simply stayed on earth and continued to teach and to heal people.”
Many people simply view Him that way as a good and inspiring person with wonderful moral values. Do you see how limiting that would be? He could only be in one place at one time dealing with the people in His immediate presence.
But teaching, inspiring, and healing, was not at all His mission on earth. Every time Jesus healed someone, it was never solely for their benefit to be healed. Their healing was not the main point in why He healed them. It always had to do with who Jesus was and the authority God the Father had given Him.
Jesus did not come to earth to be a miraculous do-gooder! He came as God Incarnate, to redeem and restore a fallen creation. That moves His ministry from Israel in 4 BC to the whole created order outside of time! That is quite a difference!