Jesus Christ was God, then He became a Man, and now He is God again: Transcript.



"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega,... 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, ... have right to the tree of life, and... enter ... the city."

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

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1. Jesus Christ is God, Creator, gives life, sits us by him.

This study is about Lord Jesus Christ. The one thing that we know more in Christianity is about Jesus Christ. So, let me touch a few points about him, from the beginning to end. "John 1:1 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. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men." Verse 1 says, in the beginning Jesus Christ existed, and his name was "the Word". He was God and he was with God, so that makes two persons. Verse 2 says, that they are with another God, or person, in the fellowship, and he was the Holy Ghost. If we connect this with John 4:24, these three persons were inside a Spirit that is omnipotent; and this Spirit is God, that is his body, or his identity. Verse 3 says that Jesus Christ was the one, who created all things. "Ephesians 3:9 also says, God created all things by Jesus Christ:." Colossians 1:16 says, ... by him were all things created, ... all things were created by him, and for him:. Hebrews 1:2 ... by his Son, ... by whom also he made the worlds. Revelation 4:11 ... Thou art worthy, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." So, Jesus Christ was the one created all things, by the instruction of God the Father. Verse 4 says, that he is the custodian of the light of men, which was created on the first day, which is the holy spirit. Verse 9 says, that Jesus Christ ignites this light on the hearts of those who will come to him. Receiving this spirit, is born of the spirit, as in John 3:6, and this will make us a living soul, as in Genesis 2:7. It will quicken our souls as in Ephesians 2:1&5; and it is a life change that happens as in verse 2&3; and we will be saved by grace as in verse 5; and we will sit with Jesus Christ in heaven as in verse 6.

Let us see a few verses about his creation from the beginning. "Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Verse 2 mentions about the presence of the Holy Ghost. From verse 3, we see that one God tells another God to create and the other God creates it. That is, the most high God or God the Father told to create, God the Word or Lord Jesus Christ created them one by one. In Genesis 1:3,6,9,14,20, and 24, the Father told to create light that is the Spirit of men, firmament, dry land that is earth, the illumination lights of sun moon and stars, all creatures of sea and air, and the creatures of the land. Jesus Christ, who was "God the word", made it all in verses 4,7,10,16,21, and 25. The Holy Ghost also took part in the creation. "In verse 26 God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ... 27 So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." So, Jesus created the souls of Adam and Eve as in 27.

2. God the Word became Flesh, a man, the Lamb of God

We have seen in the previous lessons that God is three souls in one omnipotent Spirit, and he is God because of his Spirit, but not because of his souls. God made our souls as the same as his soul. So, his soul is identical with our souls. And, if one of his souls left the omnipotent Spirit body, and entered our flesh body, then the soul will be a human; because he is God because he is in the body of God, which is omnipotent Spirit. So, if the body change, then the identity will change. That is what happened to "God the Word". His soul left the omnipotent Spirit body and entered the flesh body in the womb of Mary, and he became a man. Philippians 2 says: "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: John 1:14 says: .. the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." He was God; and at this point, he became a man. Let us study about this man.

3. Jesus of Nazareth lived as a Man, and he was not God

The secret of any learning is not to reinvent the wheel again and again; that is, not to start from square one every time; but to build upon what we have already learned. We have studied about God. What are they? 1, He is an omnipotent Spirit. 2, He existed from the time when nothing existed. 3, He has created all things, that is in existence, from nothing. If someone is God, he will meet these three conditions. If we remember these three conditions, apply them, then we will not make a mistake, in finding who God is and who is not. We may add more points to this. Numbers 23:19 says: "God is not a man …" 1 Samuel 15:29 says: "And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man." Hosea 11:9 says: "I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man;". So, God is not a man and a man is not God. Therefore, according to the word of God, if someone is a man, he is not God. It is so simple and easy. One more: In Exodus 33:20, God told Moses: "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." John 1:18 says: "No man hath seen God at any time;" 1 Timothy 1:17 says God is: "invisible, the only wise God," 1 Timothy 6:16 says God is: "dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see:" So, God is invisible; if we see him, we will die. But Jesus of Nazareth was visible, those who saw him did not die; he was a man, and he was not omnipotent Spirit; and so, he was not God. Acts 2:22 says: "Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God." Jesus says in John 8:40: "ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God." Jesus confirms that he is a man, and he has heard the truth from God; and so he was not God. John 1:14 says: "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." Romans 8:3 says: "... God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh,:" So, Jesus was in sinful flesh; he lived without sin; because of the grace and power of God. Luke 2:40 says: "the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him." But preachers reject the word of God to establish their doctrines. So, we must reject their doctrines, and accept the word of God. Theologians want to establish their sentiments as the word of God, and they reject the truth of God. But we must accept the truth of God.

4. Why they say, Jesus of Nazareth lived as God-Man?

We have studied from many lessons that "the Word", a Soul of God, came out of the omnipotent Spirit body, and entered the body of a baby that God has created in the womb of the virgin Mary, and became a man. That is in Hebrews 10:5-7, and Luke 1:35. So Jesus of Nazareth was fully a man. But theologians and church leaders teach their own doctrine, based on sentiments. It is not truth, but they are carried away by emotions and conviction. They want to establish that God the Word, has maintained the status of God, when he became a man; and they argue to prove it. First of all, they must take the definition of what God is from the bible and show, that Jesus of Nazareth satisfies the definition. Anyhow, let me give a few points of their arguments.

They say that since Jesus claimed that God was his Father, he was the Son of God and so he was God. No, we all call God as our Father. Jesus told his disciples to call God as their Father. Romans 8:14 says: "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." John 1:12, Philippians 2:15, 1 John 3:1&2, and 2 Corinthians 6:17&18, say that they are sons of God. If Jesus of Nazareth was God for this reason, we are all Gods. This is not the bible definition for being God.

They say that his name is Emmanuel, which means God is with us. So, Jesus was with people and so he was God. This verse is a prophesy from Isaiah, repeated in Matthew. "Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: .. 23 .. and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." If you notice, it says that you, the people who see Jesus of Nazareth call him Jesus. But they, those Jews who will be in Millennium, will call him Emmanuel, because he will be with them as God. Theologians misunderstood, since they do not know how to understand a prophesy.

They say that people worshipped Jesus, and so he was God. But in the Bible, the word worship is that we give high reverence to someone, it does not mean that all of them are God. In Revelation 19:10 and 22:8, John worshiped the angel; in Daniel 2:46&47, King Nebuchadnezzar and his people worshipped Daniel; and in Acts 10:25, Cornelius worshipped Peter. It is not to show that they were Gods. Further in Matthew 2:1-11, the wise men worshipped the baby Jesus as the king of the Jews, but not as God. Such things are not hard even for the theologians to understand. But they tell them, to confuse people.

They say that Jesus forgave sins and so, he was God. Even you and I can forgive sins, if the sinner asks us to forgive for what they have done against us. In John 20:20&22, Jesus gave authority to his disciples to forgive the sins of the people in the ministry. In Matthew 18:17&18, the church has the authority to forgive sins, and God in heaven will honor the forgiveness, or its denial. So, it doesn't prove that a person is God, just because he forgives sins, and has the authority to do it.

Jesus healed lepers, gave sight to the blind, raise the dead, and did many miracles that a man cannot do, and so he was God. But Jesus Christ says in John 5:19-21, that he cannot do anything and he did not do anything, but God the Father was doing the miracles for him. One other verse they quote is; John 20:28, where Thomas called Jesus: "My Lord and my God." It was after the resurrection of Jesus Christ; and he was not living as a man at this time. Even this verse will not prove their point.

5. Jesus Christ is Lord, Christ, begotten Son, and Almighty God.

"Acts 2:36 says ... God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." So, Jesus was made Lord and Christ. Most Christians think that the begotten Son in John 3:16, refers to Man Jesus, since they think that he was born to Mary as mother and God as father. But that was wrong understanding of the scripture. But God declared Jesus as begotten Son after his resurrection, as in Psalms 2:7 and Acts 13:32&33. Then he entered the omnipotent Spirit body and was anointed as God by God the Father and the Holy Ghost, as in Hebrew 1:8&9. Jesus Christ became God after his resurrection and ascension.

"Acts 7:59 says, they stoned Stephen, and Stephen called upon God, saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." This account is the death of Stephen, the first martyr. He looked unto heaven, calls Lord Jesus as God. "Titus 2:10 says,  they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things (so, he is God). 13 says,  the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" The glorious appearing refers to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Here, he is our Savior and he is referred as Great God. Jesus Christ visits Apostle John at the island of Patmos and identifies himself as the Almighty. "Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 4:8… they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." The same Jesus Christ is also called Lord God Almighty. "Revelation 15:3 they sing … the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty." It is the song of the Lamb, which is of Jesus Christ and he is Lord God Almighty. Revelation 16:7, 19:13&15 say that Jesus Christ is Almighty God. That is, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ is God.

6. Jesus lived as a man as example for us to follow his steps.

1 Peter 2 says: "21) hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:" Scripture says that Jesus Christ lived as a man, in order to show us an example for us to follow his steps. We are called to live a holy life. But these preachers defy God’s instruction and preach a message diametrically opposed to this scriptural truth. They say that Jesus lived a sinless life because he was God; and we can live a holy life. But the truth is that Jesus was born in sinful flesh just as we are as in Romans 8:3. He lived a sinless life by the grace power and spirit of God. The same grace, power, and spirit of God is available to us also. We are instructed to follow the steps of Jesus. Jesus Christ says in Revelation 3: "21) To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Only a few people will overcome; only a few will enter through the strait gate, that is tight gate, that we have to squeeze ourselves through as in Luke 13:24. You can receive this grace and truth from Jesus Christ, in order to overcome, as he did overcome. If so, you will become the children of God and then be joint heirs with Jesus Christ.

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