The main purpose of Jesus Christ in His appearance in this world is to preach the Kingdom of God. His appearance in this world is, first of all, evidence that there is actually another, spiritual world, a world having nothing to do with the physical, temporary world. Beginning His ministry in this world, Jesus Christ first said: “the time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand” – then said: “Repent and believe the Gospel!” (Mark 1:15)
“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) How many times have you heard this scripture in sermons that justify the sinful nature of a person? Typically it goes like this: “Well even Paul called himself a wretched man, that he’s a sinner. And if Paul was like this, then what can we say about ourselves?” But what is Paul really writing about here? Is this the condition (the condition of a wretched man) of a person who is born again, born from above? Paul is writing about the condition of war, a condition where you are in constant battle between the law (which is good) and sin (which is bad). This is the condition of a person who is under the law. Christ came to free us from the law and from the wretched state, from sin!