Understanding Christ is God


Understanding Christ is God

You may have heard that Mary is the mother of God. Christ existed eons before Mary was born (Colossians 1:16). She obviously is not the mother of God, but only of the human body by which He was born into the world. Christ showed Himself to be of the Spirit by asking, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?" (Matt. 12:48). Then He said, "For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother." Matt. 12:50. NASB.

God manifest in the flesh and this is a great mystery (1 Timothy 3:16). The virgin birth was prophesied by Isaiah, "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will can His name Emmanuel." (Isaiah 7:14). Isaiah also said, "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." Isa. 9:6. Then, Matthew wrote through the Holy Spirit, "'Behold, the virgin shall be with Child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel,' which translated means, 'God With Us.'" Matt. 1:23.

God says He is the only Saviour (Isaiah 43:11; 45:15; Hosea 13:4) in the Old Testament. Salvation is an infinite work something only God could accomplish. Therefore in order for Christ to be Savior, then He MUST be God With Us. Paul called Christ "God our Saviour (1 Tim. 1:1; 2:3; Titus 1:3,4; 2:10,13; 3:4), and so did Peter (2 Peter 1:1), and also Jude (verse 25). Scripture is pointing out the fact that Christ is God in the flesh. We should not deny the Word of God, since this is clearly written.

The Saviour became man because man is the sinner, not God. The penalty of sin is against man, not God.... therefore it must be paid by man. But no finite man could pay that penalty. Therefore God in His infinite love and grace became a Man, through the virgin birth so that He, as a man, could take the judgment we deserved and make it possible for us to be forgiven. In order for Christ to be our Saviour, Jesus had to be fully God (Isaiah 43:11) and fully Man (Romans 5:12-21), not half and half or part of a whole.

God Bless,