Who Was Jesus Christ, and Who is Jesus Christ Now?
Did Christ pre-exist His human birth?
The name of Jesus Christ is about as universal a name as any
we could mention. Most people have heard the name but exactly
what does it convey to most people? In order to understand who
and what Christ really is, we need to begin at the beginning, and
you may be surprised at just where that really is.
John 1:1-4 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning
with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him
nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life
was the light of men. :10-14 He was in the world, and the world
was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came
to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as
received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but
of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we
beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the
Father, full of grace and truth."
Contrary to where most people would have turned to begin
learning about Christ, this is the actual beginning of the entire
written word, chronologically speaking. That is, this describes a
time before all other times mentioned in scripture. This reveals
that "The Word" was the name for a being who was WITH
God and who was ALSO called God. However, this is NOT referring to the
false doctrine of the Trinity that most Christian religions embrace
This being is the one who literally gave up His divinity, His
nature as a spirit being, and came to live as a human man, with carnal human nature. He was
literally "God in the flesh." He was one of the
"US" mentioned in Genesis 1:26;
"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image,
according to Our likeness."
You also need to understand that the Word, now Jesus Christ,
was ALSO working with the God of the Old Testament. Many references
to God and being seen or talking with mankind in the Old Testament refer
to Christ. Let's take a look at the proof. We have actually
covered many scriptures elsewhere that point this out, but for
clarity, I will repeat them here.
We need to remember that all of the scriptures need to be
taken together. We can't discount what scriptures say
elsewhere without throwing out the entire Bible. We can't
pick and choose what we want to believe. We either believe the
truth or we believe lies. Let's focus on the truth.
John 1:18 "No one has seen God at any time. The
only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has
1 John 4:12 "No one has seen God at any time. If
we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been
perfected in us."
John 6:46 "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except
He who is from God; He has seen the Father."
Christ and John make it quite clear that NO MAN HAS EVER SEEN
THE FATHER. If this is true, then how do we explain all the Old
Testament references where God actually speaks with and is
standing with men?
Exodus 33:11 "So the LORD spoke to Moses face to
face, as a man speaks to his friend . . ."
Joshua 5:14-15 "So He said, "No, but [as] Commander
of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on
his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, "What
does my Lord say to His servant?" 15 Then the Commander of
the Lord’s army said to Joshua, "Take your sandal off
your foot, for the place where you stand [is] holy." And
Joshua did so."
Ex 24:9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. 11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank.
Ex 33:22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passes
by, that I will put you in a clift of the rock, and will cover
you with my hand while I pass by: 23 And I will take away my
hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
Genesis 12:7 "Then the LORD appeared to Abram and
said, "To your descendants I will give this land." And
there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to
Genesis 32:30 "And Jacob called the name of the place
Peniel: For I have seen God face to face, and my life is
POINT: The above scriptures should be enough to show
you that "God" DID appear to man, quite a few times,
so we have to look further to find the answer to this apparent
contradiction. Remember in John 1:1, there are two separate
beings described. One is the "Word" the other is
"God," yet they BOTH were ALSO called by the name God.
Let's look further into the nature of Christ, as He explains
John 3:13 "No one has ascended to heaven but He who
came down from heaven, [that is,] the Son of Man who is in
John 6:44 "No one can come to Me unless the Father
who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last
John 5:46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe
Me; for he wrote about Me."
John 6:51 "I (Christ) am the living bread which came
down from heaven. . . "
John 6:62 "[What] then if you should see the Son of
Man ascend where He was before?"
John 13:3 "Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all
things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was
going to God,"
John 16:28 "I came forth from the Father and have come
into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the
John 17:5 "And now, O Father, glorify Me together with
Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world
John 6:38 "For I have come down from heaven, not
to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. "
POINT: You can plainly see how Christ made numerous
references to being with the Father at one time, NOT BEING THE
FATHER HIMSELF. Christ is described as a separate being with His
Ephesians 3:9 "And to make all see what [is] the
fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages
has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus
Hebrews 1:2 "Has in these last days spoken to us by
[His] Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through
whom also He made the worlds;"
Philippians 2:5-8 "Let this mind be in you which was
also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not
consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself
of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, [and] coming
in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a
man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to [the point of]
death, even the death of the cross."
Hebrews 2:14-17 "Forasmuch then as the children are
partakers of flesh and blood, he also
himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him
that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver
them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
bondage. 16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels;
but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all
things it behoved him to be made like to [his] brethren, that
he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things
[pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the
1 Peter 1:11 "Searching what, or what manner of time
the Spirit of Christ which was in them (some ancient Israelites such
as Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Caleb) did signify, when it
testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that
1 Peter 3:18-20 "For Christ also has once suffered for
sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,
being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19
By which also he went and preached to the spirits (demons) in
prison; 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the
long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while
the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were
saved by water."
1 Corinthians 10:4 "And did all drink the same spiritual
drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed
them: and that Rock was Christ."
POINT: There are dozens more scriptures which talk of
Christ being the "Rock," the
"First and the Last," and the "Holy One."
These are all terms which were used for the God of the Old
Testament, and Christ used them of Himself quite often in the New
Testament. It can't be disputed that the "God"
family originally consisted of just two beings, and still
consists of the Son of God and the Father... for a time. When you
read all the scriptures of how we are called God's children,
or that we are of the "household of God," you begin to
see more of the incredible scope of what God is doing.
Prov 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if you can tell?
For greater details on how the Father and Word are referenced
in the bible, read about Yahweh, and Yahshua
(Jesus), the Word of Yahweh.
Read also The God Kind, and Human Destiny for more details into our awesome destiny.
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