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God Manifested In The Flesh
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:21:40 AM »
What does this even mean?

God Manifested In The Flesh.

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 10:34:48 AM »
What does this even mean?

God Manifested In The Flesh.

Let's discuss this.


From Luke 1:

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 11:07:12 AM »
Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 11:09:22 AM »
Some things that pop into my oddly shaped head...
God became.
God became man.
God became man so that man might be deified.
God became man to bridge the gap between creator and creature.

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 11:10:57 AM »
Some things that pop into my oddly shaped head...
God became is.
God became man.
God became man so that man might be deified.
God became man to bridge the gap between creator and creature.

Fixed it for you.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 11:12:29 AM »
That is a separate if connected theological mystery.  :police:

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 11:13:58 AM »
God in a bod.

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 11:14:21 AM »
That is a separate if connected theological mystery.  :police:

No, it isn't. There never was a time when God was not.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 11:15:32 AM »
That is a separate if connected theological mystery.  :police:

No, it isn't. There never was a time when God was not.

Yet you have no problem with 'God became man'. And of course God has always been, that isn't my point.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 11:16:32 AM »
That is a separate if connected theological mystery.  :police:

No, it isn't. There never was a time when God was not.

Yet you have no problem with 'God became man'.

Because the Son was the Son before he came to the World.....as man
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 11:19:10 AM »
That is a separate if connected theological mystery.  :police:

No, it isn't. There never was a time when God was not.

Yet you have no problem with 'God became man'.

Because the Son was the Son before he came to the World.....as man

Beat me to it, DD.  :laugh:
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 11:23:28 AM »
That God has eternally existed is fundamental. The incarnation is fundamental. How and why between the two is a bit deeper and more difficult. Apparently, perhaps a little too difficult for here, and for us...?

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 11:25:09 AM »
What would help is for the OP to clarify what his position is.
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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 12:01:16 PM »
That God has eternally existed is fundamental. The incarnation is fundamental. How and why between the two is a bit deeper and more difficult. Apparently, perhaps a little too difficult for here, and for us...?

I understood you not to be denying that "God is".  Rather, that we understand God to be unchanging, and yet he became something--he took on something "other".  That he would "become" is already something out of the ordinary.  That he would become man is a separate consideration because of what man is. 

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Re: God Manifested In The Flesh
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 12:11:39 PM »
I think the idea behind the post by Asteriktos is that he's breaking down the verse from John 1 and added some axioms from the Church fathers as well into it.

Some things to contemplate are the fact that God, who IS, "became", and then to contemplate even further that He became man, and then contemplate what the effect is for us.
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