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Same Biological Makeup

Pre-existent JesusThe pre-existent Jesus Christ begins his ministry with the proof of his deity. When Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 4.10, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only,'" he was making a statement claiming he was pre-existent or in other words that Jesus was the pre-existent God himself. This statement echoed Deuteronomy 6.13, "Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name." We find the same response in Matthew 14.33 from those who experienced Jesus' control over the natural elements of storm, wind, waves and rain. Those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Passing Through Walls

Jesus Resurrected from the DeadThe pre-existent Jesus illustrated his uniqueness by being called "Son of God" which meant that this person was in fact the same as God, the same biological makeup of any son to any father. After the resurrection, Jesus again proved that he was in fact God by passing through walls and a locked door. The reaction from his disciples was never the less quite predictable. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said in Matthew 28.9. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.✞

Honor the Son

Electrified JesusDuring his lifetime, Jesus hinted that he was God to the disciples. In John 17.24 he refers to his glory and being loved by the Father. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." Jesus asked to be treated like God and honored in the same way in John 5.23. He said, "that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him." The writer to the Hebrews 1.6 presses the same point that Jesus Christ, the firstborn, was equal in all ways to the Lord God. "And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, 'Let all God's angels worship him.'"

"Pre-existent Jesus Christ"
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by Ron Meacock

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