After reading a few of the articles on this topic, I must say, I was very disappointed. As a servant of Christ, I truly wonder how it is that those who call themselves Christians don’t know the answer to this one. Jesus is God, manifested in the flesh; period, end of story. And now after relating this comment, man’s controversies come into play. Because men are foolish and have a tendency, more often then not, to complicate an issue. Simplicity does not exist among us because doubt, fear, and uncertainty clouds the minds of those who “think” as opposed to those who “know”. And so I will elaborate a little further due to the perceptions of the “foolish man” and his stubborn and rebellious heart.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God(John 1:1). Skipping ahead… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory (as of) the only begotten from the father, full of grace and truth(John 1:14). Hold your thoughts I’m just getting started…
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life-and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and manifested to us(1John 1:1,2).
You see, the Lord found it fitting to manifest Himself as a man(in the flesh), among our ancestors, because of our ways and our deeds. Mankind has always been easily misled, following their own thoughts and their own ways. So I contemplate reason; being that of the reason as to why God would come to us in the flesh. Seemingly, men follow their eyes and need some form of a visual Deity to depict a path for them to follow. And thus God has done for us. For the purpose of Christ was to fulfill a prophecy once decreed, produce doctrine and testimony embodied in a Revelation to be revealed in the end times; namely to reconcile the world to Himself. And though Christ isn’t among us, in the flesh(though He is),He most certainly remains among the elect in Word and Spirit. For He has committed to us(that’s you and me) the Word of reconciliation. And to the Christian who still blindly contemplates meaningless controversy, such as the topic at hand, is one in the same as he who walks backward with inability to move forward.
In Him was Life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it…(John 1:4,5)