“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:18-19
Christ came as the visible, physical manifestation of the Father’s love that was inclusive of us even while we yet hated Him. Yes hated, it was hatred that put Christ, broken and abused upon the cross. But it was love that kept Him there, the love of the Father.