Why did Jesus come to earth? Jesus lived perfectly as your substitute. He died innocently in your place. When his rescue mission was accomplished he cried out, “It is finished” (John 19:30). There was nothing more to add. Enter your information below to receive a FREE 5-day email devotional and learn why Jesus came to earth and how because of Jesus, you can be free from guilt, punishment and the burden of perfection. For Us Name First Last Email* CAPTCHANameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.