177 The Necessity of God’s Incarnation
Man’s flesh is corrupted by Satan
and greatly blinded and harmed.
The reason God works as a human
is to save man, who is of the flesh.
Satan also uses man’s flesh
to disturb the work of God.
The battle with Satan is really
the work of conquering man;
man is the object of salvation.
So God’s work in the flesh is key.
Satan corrupted man’s flesh,
then man embodies it,
and man became the object for God to defeat.
So fighting Satan and saving man happens on earth;
God must become human to fight against Satan.
This work is most practical.
When God does His work incarnate,
He is battling with Satan.
He takes His spiritual work
and makes it all real on earth.
Man who is rebellious
is the one who is conquered;
and the one who is defeated
is Satan’s embodiment.
In the end it’s also man
who receives salvation.
It’s all the more important
for God to become a human
wearing the outer shell of a creation
to really battle Satan, and to conquer man,
who disobeys Him and has the same outer shell,
and save man from Satan’s harm.
Man is God’s foe to be conquered,
His creation to be saved.
So He must become human
to make His work more simple.
He can defeat Satan and conquer humanity,
and moreover save mankind.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of the Incarnate God