John 3:16, “For God so loved the world with the result that He gave His begotten Son in order that all who believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life” (own Greek translation).
Why did the world need saving? Because it’s damned. Thus, Christ came not to judge and kill, for the Law already judges and gives its verdict for death. Rather, Christ came to give life to all who would believe. He still refrains from lifting His sword the Word till that last glorious Day. Today, He continues to instead lift us up in the Word of His Holy Gospel. Whilst the Law judges us and kills us, Christ justifies us and gives us new life.