Jesus Christ, Man, Begotten Son, and God.

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

Jesus Christ, Man, Begotten Son, and God.

When 'God the Word' became man Jesus, he was born into the world as a baby to Virgin Mary, and so he was a Son of Man. And when he was resurrected and entering heaven, he was becoming heaven bound as the Son to God, and God at this point declared Jesus as his begotten Son. This is according to scripture. So, Jesus of Nazareth is Son of Man, and the Lord Jesus Christ is begotten Son of God.

1. God the Word became the Son of Man

The birth of Jesus is unique in a few ways. Usually, birth is the beginning of the baby. But, 'God the Word' already existed even before the beginning and he became flesh, or a baby. 'God the Word' has left the Omnipotent Spirit body of God, entered the flesh body of a baby boy, and was born. We may say that Jesus was born, but the truth is, God became a man. "John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ..." The Bible says that 'God the Word' became 'flesh'. Why the Bible uses the word 'flesh', which indicates just meat? It is to indicate that he was made a mere man. Most Christians say that Jesus was born as holy, pure, sinless flesh and that is why he could live a holy life. It is not true. "Romans 8:3 God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh." So, Jesus was not only flesh, but he was sinful flesh. Yet, he lived with no sin because, he lived with full of grace and truth. He ceased to be equal with God. And as a man, he humbled himself and obeyed 'God the Father' as a servant unto his death on the cross. "Philippians 2:5 ---, 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." Jesus of Nazareth, was born with no omnipotent powers of God. He was 100% man. Preachers say that Jesus of Nazareth was 100% man and 100% God. It is total ignorance. The details of his birth and life as a man are on these links: "Virgin Conceived",  "Man Jesus" & "Man God".

3. Jesus Christ is the Begotten Son and God

Wherefore (Philippians 2:5-8), 'God the most High' exalted him to the uttermost high position so that every knee on earth, on hell and on heaven should bow at his name. "Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 'God the Most high' and 'God the Holy Ghost' raised him up from the dead. At this time, God the Most high declared a decree that Jesus is his begotten Son. Second Psalm prophesied this. Book of Acts explains the fulfillment of the prophecy. God did not give birth to a Son, but declared him as the begotten Son. As Jesus ascended to heaven, he ceased to be a man, became all powerful Spirit, was glorified, made Lord & Christ, anointed as God and was declared as the begotten Son of God. This declaration is like adopting a person as his son by his godly authority. "Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Acts 13:32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." So, the resurrection and ascension from earth was birth into heaven, and so he was declared as the begotten son of God. He was anointed as God in heaven according to "Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." So, 'the begotten son' is God with omni-powers. "Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." God, who became a man, has become God again. Most Christians are hesitant to say boldly that Jesus Christ is God, even though they know that he is God. Please look at these links: "Jesus Christ is God" & "Jesus Christ is God: video."

4. God the Father has sent His Begotten Son to save us

"Hebrews 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 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?" Verse 4 says that when he is made the begotten son, he is made so much better than the angels. But when he born as a baby, "he was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, (Hebrews 2:9)." In verse 5 'Most High God' became 'God the Father' and declares "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." Hebrews 5:5 says "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee." So, the begotten son is also the high priest. So, the beloved son was the lamb of God and the begotten son is the high priest. "Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth." Here again we see that the resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead, is the begotten Son. But, the baby born to Virgin Mary was beloved son. "1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." These two verses say that God sent his begotten Son, who is in the Omni-Power Spirit, so that we may live through him with no sins and iniquities. We cannot live through Man Jesus, who lived 2000 years ago. The begotten Son of God is God in the omnipower Spirit. So, we can live through the begotten Son, who is also the Omnipresent Spirit, who will be always with his people.

 5. Only Begotten Son became the First Begotten Son

We have seen that God has declared the only begotten Son. Jesus Christ was the only one of that kind. But, God reveals his plans step by step. We have to be careful on this, because the devil also will bring deviations from the teachings of God. If God does it, he will bring it through scriptures. But, when the devil brings it, he does it by the opinions, twisting the Bible and call it interpretations. Here, God changes the only begotten Son into the FIRST begotten Son. It means that God is planning to bring more sons as he has brought Jesus as his Son. "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,. Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead." These two scriptures are inspired by the Same Spirit of God, through the same person, who is John. We must not accept any change from the devil. God tells the truth and the devil is the father of lies. There are a few more verses refers the same thing, that Jesus Christ is the first begotten, or the first born. "Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him." Here, the only begotten son becomes the first begotten son, by which God gives us hope that we will be his children. "Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;" Here, he is referred as he is the firstborn, which indicated that there will be more. Here are a few more references. "Romans 8:29 ... be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:" Here, the raptured people are the creatures in Spirit. "Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect." The study of begotten sons is very important to those who wants to become the sons of God in heaven. "1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." They will strive to become perfect as Jesus is perfect. 

6. God will beget more as He has begotten Jesus

As God declared Jesus as his begotten Son, 'God the Most High' announced himself as 'God the Father'. "Hebrews 1:5 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?" That is, for almost the last two thousand years, they are 'God the Father' and 'God the Son'. "Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings." Sons in glory are begotten sons. Since this is the plan of God to bring many sons to glory, Jesus Christ taught his disciples to call God as the Father, even before it happens. Now, God is the Father for all those, who have the hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. "1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." So, on that day, God may beget us. But the process begins as we live in the world. God gives commandments to people and chooses godly people, who obey him, as sons and daughters. He then adopts them and declares them as begotten sons on that day. "2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." So, if we separate ourselves from sin, God will beget us. "Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; 29 he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." We will be joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, if we conform ourselves to Jesus Christ.

 7. Christ stops future sins & Jesus forgives past sins

"John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." Here, Jesus of Nazareth has shed his blood, died on the cross, as propitiation for the whole world. We must believe in him, what the Son of man has done, for our eternal life. "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." We have seen above that the begotten Son is the resurrected Jesus Christ. Acts 3:26 says that God the Father has sent the resurrected Jesus Christ to the world to turn every one away from their sins and iniquities. So, we have to believe in the Begotten Son also for our eternal life. Let bus also look at 1 John 4:9 &10. "9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." Here, verse 9 says that we must live through the begotten Son, that is we will live a pure life as his life, then verse 10 says that the Son of man will be propitiation, that is his sacrificial blood will clean all our sins. So, we see that he became the author of salvation by his sacrifice on the cross, and as the author he will save only those who will obey him. "Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" Here, we see clearly that we must obey what Jesus Christ told us to do, to be saved. If we believe Jesus Christ, we will do what he tells us to do to be saved. That is, if you obey him, the Begotten Son Christ will turn you away from your sins as in "Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." And then, the Son of Man Jesus will forgive all your past sins as the author of salvation as in "Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;" So, if you believe the Son of Man Jesus as well as the Begotten Son Christ, you will be saved.

Now we know that the 'begotten Son' is the resurrected Jesus Christ. "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." Both these verses say that God sends his begotten Son, who is the resurrected Jesus Christ, again to this world, and to save his people from committing sins. If we believe him and allow what he does in our life, we will not sin in the future, we will live his life. Like we just saw, if we don't commit sin anymore, only sins that is left is the past sins that we have committed. As in Romans 3:25, God now forgive the past sins, and we inherit eternal life. "John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Matthew 1:21 ... call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." It says that God has sent his begotten Son Christ as well as he has sent the Son of Man Jesus, to turn us away from our iniquities and to forgive our past sins. If we accept him in our life, we will not sin in the future. So, the Begotten Son saves us from our future sins, and then the Son of Man forgives our past sins. So, if we obey him, we will be saved by Jesus Christ, who is in omni-power Spirit.

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