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It has been in every debate, is Jesus Christ a man or a God? The entire world is mistaken in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ because of their religious affiliations. But whatever their beliefs and thoughts, the Bible has complete and detailed answers.
Is Christ a God? Yes, Jesus Christ is a God.
According to the Holy Scriptures, even before the entire humanity existed, the Son of God which will later be called Jesus Christ, existed.
JOHN 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
PROVERBS 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
PSALMS 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
MICAH 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son in the sense that He came from the being or “the bosom” of the Father.
JOHN 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
JOHN 1:1-2 1 In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.
PSALMS 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
HEBREWS 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
HEBREWS 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.
The pre-existence of the Lord Jesus Christ is very explicitly recorded in the Bible. He was born or manifested in the flesh, he had already existed – but at a higher level of existence.
Jesus Christ a man, manifested in flesh.
Is Christ a man? Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ was born of man, but he was born of God first. The prophesied Messiah whose “going forth have been from everlasting” is undoubtedly Jesus Christ born in Bethlehem of Judea.
I TIMOTHY 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
To believe that Jesus Christ is a mere man from birth up to his coming again is surely denying the truth and salvation.
Jesus Christ as teacher
Jesus Christ was a teacher. He was addressed in the gospels as Teacher. Jesus himself used the term when he said, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13). When Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he said, “We know that you are a teacher who has come from God” (John 3:2).
When Jesus had finished giving the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew tells us the crowds were so amazed at his teaching because “he taught as one having authority, not as the teachers of the law” (Matthew 7:29). The rabbis quoted each other, but Jesus spoke the true and authoritative words of God.
Let us remember the Lord Jesus Christ said, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
The truth of the matter is that Christ descended because he originated from above! If you just come from the earth, why is there a need to descend?
Reblog from Why Christ is Not Man but God
A call for a Global Prayer for Humanity amidst the pandemic.
The Members Church of God International invite you to join the event that will pilot on May 25, 2020 at 9:30PM (PHT)
Beyond religious differences and geographical distances, Bro. Eli further said that this Global Prayer For Humanity service is open to all via the following platforms:
- YouTube: bit.ly/MCGIGlobalPrayerYouTube