Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the days of old they denied that Christ was a they deny the fact that he is very...God!

Yes, today they are trying to humanize our Christ. Just look around at all the religious bodies that make claim that Christ was a Prophet, or a great man, and humanize the God of our Salvation. Some even teach that Christ had a sinful nature! Get it clear...God cannot sin and was not born with sin! Christ never struggled with the carnal nature because He is Divine! Sin and death are subject to God. Human beings are subject to sin and death. Christ only took upon himself human form to taste death for the sins of humanity. He was still God in the flesh! Glory! The Bible teaches that the Grace of God...tasted death for you and I...

Heb 2:9-10...But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory

The Bible teaches that for this purpose Christ was manifested to destroy the works of the Devil...

1 John 3:8...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

What a great tragedy it can become to put more emphasis on Christ's humanity than on his Deity! That form of doctrine can become very misleading! It humanizes Christ when really the Deity must never be slighted! Christ became a man..but He was still God! His deity "was"..."is"... and "always will be"...because He is very God! Glory! He was promised to be born of a virgin! He was made the seed of a woman! He appeared as the promised Messiah on the colt of an ass. Christ even forgave sin during his earthly ministry! He walked on water! He withered the fig tree! He healed! He casted out demons! He walked as a man but was very God in the flesh. The Bible says so! The Bible also states this topic is to be "without controversy".

1 Tim 3:16...And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

As God allows, I will attempt to expound on "mankind's denial" of Christ's necessary be the atoning Lamb of God slain for the sins of humanity! Denial of Christ's humanity takes away from God's redemptive and effectual work of Salvation that flows into the human soul from the cross at Calvary! "Denial" of that very "atoning work of God carried out within the humanity of Christ " was the heresy taught by the Gnostic's in John's day. John declared this heretical concept (taught within Gnoticism) to be the...'the sin unto death".

1 John 5:16...There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

More later...

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