The first man, Adam, became a sinner by his disobedience, and consequently all of mankind enters this world as sinners as well. (Romans 5:12) And yet, a specific number of the human race are made alive by the renewing power of the Holy Spirit and are born again (1 Corinthians 15:22, John 3:3-6). This vital change has been made possible by the substitutionary work of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son. By becoming like unto man in all aspects of His life through the virgin birth, except for sin, the Lord Jesus could become the ‘Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world’ (John 1:29). He took upon Himself the wrath of God against sin in behalf of all those given Him by God the Father.