104-The Incarnation of Jesus Christ
The Incarnation of Jesus Christ
In the Christian faith we believe that Jesus Christ is both God and Lord in the Divine Trinity. That Jesus is the Son of God, God Himself who came down in the flesh to die on the cross as a sacrificial lamb for all of our sins.
The Creator, God, became as the created in human flesh in the person of Jesus. God became as a human, the uniting of divinity and humanity in the person of Jesus, with the express purpose of saving that which was lost to sin.
To think that God the Father would send His only begotten Son, Jesus, who is both God and Lord and the second person in the Divine Trinity, to become a man in the flesh and still keep His full divinity in the Godhead, is the mystery of the gospel revealed. This fundamental of Christian faith when meditated upon will lift your spirit ever higher as the reality seeks deep into your heart.
The Apostles’ Creed sums this up beautifully.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead .I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.
Another consideration to grasp is that demons are not allowed to confess the true identity of Jesus Christ. If demons cannot make this confession when being tested then you know this is a powerful, divine fact of reality.
The proving verse is 1 John 4:1-3 and reads:
1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
This basic fundamental belief of Christians is so powerful that if taken away Christianity would not be possible.
John 1:1, Rom 16:25-27, Eph 3:9, 1 John 4:1-3.