Monday, November 12, 2018

HOW COULD THE MAN JESUS OF NAZARETH BE DIVINE IF HE WERE BORN OF A WOMAN? Everybody Knows That Every Child Born Of A Woman Is Destined To Lie, Cheat and Steal At Least Once In Their Life, Unless They Are Still Born Or Die Before The Age Of Three. One man, not the Buddha or the Mohammad or another person, just Jesus of Nazareth is said to be the Divine, because He had no human father.

Either Jesus is divine or He is not.

There are a number of views based upon the following Scriptures as to when Jesus received His divinity or whether He was a created being or actually born of God Himself, possessed His nature and therefore was equal to the Father, even if the Father is greater than Him.
Jesus was born human and received his divinity when baptized:
  • The Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:22)
Jesus received his divinity at birth:
  • When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:15)
Jesus became a divine being created by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary:
  • And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
Jesus was declared divine after His resurrection from the dead through His Spirit of Holiness:
  • Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood. (Revelation 1:5)
  • Designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 1:4)
Jesus is a created being:
  • The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. (Proverbs 8:22)
Jesus is the beginning of Creation:
  • The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. (Revelation 3:14)
Jesus is the first born of Creation:
  • He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation (Colossians 1:15)
Jesus preexisted along with God and all things were made through Him:
  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. (John 1:1-3)
  • I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always. (Proverbs 8:30)
Jesus existed in the form of God, but emptied Himself of His glory to become a man:
  • [Jesus] was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:6-7)
  • Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,’ as it is written of me in the roll of the book.” (Hebrews 10:5-7)
  • When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:15)
Jesus is God Himself:
  • And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John 1:14)
  • No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. (John 1:18)
  • He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell. (Colossians 1:18-19)
Jesus always possessed the power of eternal life:
  • [Jesus] has become a priest, not according to a legal requirement concerning bodily descent but by the power of an indestructible life. (Hebrews 7:16)
  • For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father. (John 10:17-18)
  • How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)
Jesus and the Father are One:
  • And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. (John 17:11)
  • that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 17:21)
The Father is greater than the Son:
  • My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. (John 10:29)
  • For God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “All things are put in subjection under him,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to every one. (1 Corinthians 15:27-28)
The doctrine of the Trinity is not explicitly found in the Bible but was developed to refute other views that emphasize various aspects of the above Scriptures regarding the divinity of Lord Jesus Christ.
Obviously, from the above Scriptures, Jesus preexisted in the form of God the Father as His equal,even though He was the Son of God. The Son of God was the first born of Creation and possessed the fullness of God and was not a created being. Everything that exists, apart from God Himself, was created through the Son of God.

The Father is greater than the Son because He is Infinite, whereas the Son is a finite being Who possesses the fullness of God’s nature. To see the Son of God is to see the Father for they are one in nature but they are not the same person.

The preexistent Son of God entered a human body after it had been given birth and He took on a human soul. The humanity of Jesus and the divinity of Almighty God existed in bodily form. After Jesus became sin on the cross of Calvary, the Eternal Spirit that dwelt within raised Him from the dead, making Him the Firstborn from the Dead.

Any view that detracts from Jesus of Nazareth as being fully human and fully God does not line up with the Bible. Neither does any view that accredits the preexistent Word of God dwelling within the womb of Mary, or entering the man Jesus at His baptism. The idea of Mary carrying the preexistent Word of God within her womb and Jesus receiving His divinity at His baptism do not line up with what the Bible really teaches.

Once born, the body that Mary gave birth the Word of God entered, having been prepared so the Son of God could come to do the will of the Father. Jesus lived a life without sinning once, and therefore became the only human soul capable of taking upon Himself the sin of the world. Those who accept God has the power to raise the dead, who accept that God could raise the man Jesus from the dead and is capable of raising them from the dead, open up their hearts to the possibility of receiving the promise of God: Eternal life.
  • But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” (Romans 10:8-11)
Jesus was God in human form. This He demonstrated by His resurrection from the dead.
Jesus appeared to me after I sought Him out. I testify that Jesus rose from the dead and He lives.

The Nature Of Jesus Is The Nature Of God. God Reigns. God Is Merciful. God Is Love.

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