The Incarnation–God’s Plan B?

Most Christians believe that God created a perfect world that was then sullied by human sin.  As a result, atonement had to be made. 

Does this view make the Incarnation contingent on human sin?  By sinning, did humanity earn an Incarnation which otherwise never would have happened?  What are your thoughts?


3 Responses to “The Incarnation–God’s Plan B?”

  1. You might want to do some research on infralapsarianism.

    The short answer to your question is no, the incarnation is not contingent on human sin, but on the will of God.

  2. Thanks for sharing.

    To clarify, I’m not asking because I’m seeking someone to answer it for me. I’m asking to see what others think about this issue, hoping it will spark some interesting discussion. 🙂

  3. spannerintheworksbob Says:

    There were 2 trees in the garden. The one Adam ate from in his rejection of God, and the one he should have eaten from.
    If he had eaten from the tree of life, who is Jesus, then Jesus would have been reigning on his creation from that point, and there would not have been a need to “buy back” with the price of his blood.
    To make myself clear, by saying Jesus would have reigned, I am not denying his “in the beginning” sovereignty. However he had chosen to give the rulership of the earthly creation to Adam, who then passed it to Satan. Jesus called Satan the ruler/god of this world.
    Our relationship with our creator is based on Him giving us our free will. Dwelling outside of time, God knows the end from the beginning, thus knows our choices and acts accordingly.

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