JESUS THE SAVIOR SAVED OTHERS, BUT HIMSELF HE CANNOT SAVE
The destination of Jesus told to his mother by the angel Gabriel was that of savior, namely, “you shall call his name Jesus,” for he will save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). that he carried that sense of mission throughout his life is clear from his statements in Mark 10:45: “For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for a man;” and in John 12:27: “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour?” However, for this purpose I came to this hour. The role of Jesus Christ as Savior of the world is further exhibited by his wiliness to go to the cross when he could have called the forces of heaven to rescue Him Matthew 26:53, 54). Rather, He freely gave Himself on the Cross, as depicted in all four Gospel. Ironically, the ones standing by the Cross spoke true words: “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.” (Mark 15:31).