Friday, November 25, 2005

Jesus Christ: the son of Mary, the Son of God

The Bible tells us Jesus Christ did in-fact die, which was a direct result of the FALL. "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." If Christ were not part mortal (by Mary) He would not have inherited the concequences of the original sin. Jesus is called the son of David not because they mistakenly thought he was the son of Joseph but because Mary and Joseph were first cousins.

"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (1Cor15).
"For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man." (John 5).
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison" (1Pet3).

This sounds a lot like Hercules, which is what the Romans and Greeks were likely to have said to Paul. "And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will [NOT] hear thee again of this matter" (Acts17). In saying this, I do not wish to deminish the glory, perfection, power, and mercy of God or of His Son Jesus Christ. Rather, I feel these teachings of the Bible reveal man's special relationship to God and Christ."as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device" (Acts17).

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