The Godhead – Jesus Christ

 

 

It was not till His work was finished that Jesus Christ was completely and fully God

 

 

 

In his book What the Bible Actually Teaches, John Odhner, who is a follower of spiritist Emmanuel Swedenborg, states: ‘Although these many passages show that Jesus and Jehovah are One Divine Person there are other passages which show a distinction between the Father and the Son. We cannot come to a complete understanding of the Bible or of God by looking at only one set of passages. Instead, we need some way of reconciling all the teachings. It may help us integrate the various teachings to keep in mind the fact that Jesus changed between the time of His birth and His resurrection. During His life on earth Jesus was tempted. (Luke 4:1-13) He was not yet glorified, (John 12:28) But had to enter into His glory (Luke 24:26) by degrees. (John 7:39) He "increased in wisdom and stature." (Luke 2:52) Before the resurrection, the union of Jehovah and Jesus was not yet complete, so Jesus said, "I am going to My Father, for My Father is greater than I." (John 14:28; 16:16) It was only after this work was finished (John 19:30) that He could say, "All power has been given to Me in heaven and earth." (Matthew 28:18) It was not till then that He was completely and fully God. This explains why Jesus was so often called the "Son of God." Jesus had come forth from God, and God was gradually manifesting Himself in Jesus. So at first, Jesus was the Son of God, and later became One with Jehovah and fully Divine’.

 

Confutation

 

The Holy Scripture teaches that even before Jesus was raised from the dead He was fully God, for He was worshiped (Matthew 2:11); He forgave men their sins (Mark 2:5-11); and He said to the Jews: “Before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58 – NKJV), and also: “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30 – NKJV).

Know this, brothers, that there was never a time during the days of His flesh when Jesus was not completely and fully God. Therefore, beware of the followers of Emanuel Swedenborg, for they lie against the truth.

 

 

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