In this episode of the Theology for the People podcast, I explain why it was necessary that Jesus be God in order to save us.
This is an important question during the Advent and Christmas seasons, in which we celebrate the coming of Jesus to us in order to save us.
In Matthew 1:21, we read that an angel told Joseph to name Mary’s child “Jesus,” because he would save his people from their sins.
How could this child save people from their sins? And what does it mean that Jesus is “Immanuel,” which means “God with us”?
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