The Beliefs of the Berean Christadelphians

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Statement

That being so begotten of God, and inhabited and used by God thru the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was Emmanuel, God with us, God manifested in the flesh -- yet was, during his natural life, of like nature with mortal man, being made of a woman, of the house and lineage of David, and therefore a sufferer, in the days of his flesh, from all the effects that came by Adam's transgression, including the death that passed upon all man, which he shared by partaking of their physical nature.

Discussion

The true miracle of Christ is that God was in Him. The Spirit of God -- the Holy Spirit filled him completely. That made it clear that God was at work completely, and completely present at every moment in Jesus Life. Although Jesus was a man, a Jew, the descendant of David; he also was the Son of God. When you saw Christ, you saw what God would be if you could see him, (which you can't. The Bible clearly says that no man can look at God and live). Although Jesus himself was born of a woman, on a certain date we are unaware of, but was around the times spoken of in the Bible, the spirit that was at work in Him was ancient, and in fact, we as the Spirit of Deity (of God). That Spirit did Not make him invulnerable. Jesus was not immortal. He could be hurt and in fact was hurt and killed. (We know from the bible, God cannot die, so that "spirit of God" that dwelt in Jesus was withdrawn when Jesus died). But fortunately for us, this promised man Jesus, came back from death, 3 days after being in the grave. Now we know he lives forever.

Pertinent Bible References

mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
1ti 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.
heb 2:14 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;
gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto 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 people.


 
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