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God Became Human

"Incarnation," it comes from the Latin and it means "in the flesh." Two thousand years ago, God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, became human. Jesus Christ, while never ceasing to be God, assumed a human nature literally becoming the God-man, "Remaining what He was, He became what He wasn't," states theologian Wayne Grudem. Jesus Christ in His incarnation became fully human while remaining fully God, and as the incarnate Son of God, He was one person with two natures, one human and one divine.

“’The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ —which means, ‘God with us’” (Matt. 1:23). John states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1, 14). The Apostle Paul says, “Who, being in very nature …

Can God Be Known?

Is it possible for us to know God? Is God knowable? The differences between God and us are so great; He is for example, infinite, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, completely holy and righteous, just to mention a few, and we, well, are not! The truth is that on our own, there is no way we can come to know God, but if God were to reveal Himself to us, He would indeed be knowable. Even though the Almighty exists outside everything we perceive, since we were created in His image, God is not “totally other” than us.

What we could know and how much we could know about God was entirely up to Him since He is the only source of knowledge about Himself. Many might be surprised to learn that God has actually revealed quite a bit about Himself through both General Revelation (that which has been created) and Special Revelation (both Jesus Christ the living Word, and the Bible, the written Word).

At the risk of sounding like I am contradicting myself, let me say this: in one sense God is know…

A Matter of Interpretation?

If we had a dime for every time we heard someone say “that’s just your interpretation” when the Bible or God were brought up in conversation, chances are we would have saved up a ton of money by now!

To many, the reply seems reasonable enough, but only because they fail to consider the fallacy of it. They argue that people have a right to their own opinion, and in our post-modern society, having the right to an opinion has become far more important than the accuracy or truthfulness of the opinion itself. Honestly, does truth boil down to one’s own interpretation? What does that really mean anyway? It sounds more like a copout than a reasonable argument. I suppose it is much easier and painless to justify all form of sin with that type of reasoning than to call sin sin and deal with the consequences….or is it? They say that the Bible if replete of “contradictory statements” and sayings that are outright mysterious and impossible to understand, thus arguing that there can’t possibly be…