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Very Nature

In God's NameDivinity is defined as, "the state or quality of being divine." It is hard however to comprehend the divinity of Jesus Christ or of his "being in very nature God." The term "divine God" summoned up an image of the Creator of a vast expanse of the universe, or the one who can magical take soil and mold it into flesh and blood. Saint Paul wrote to the Philippians of this very truth about Jesus in Philippians 2.6-8, (Jesus) "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, rather he made himself nothing, by taking of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death - even death on a cross!" We noted that the translation "being in very nature God" may also be translated as "being in the form of God." Also the phrase "the very nature of God" may be equally written as "the form of God."

God Became a Man

St Paul preachingHere was a reversal of the normal thinking. Now, we had to think of the divinity of Jesus Christ as "God becoming a man" rather than "man becoming a God" which was the intent of most other religions. Saint Paul argued in Philippians 2.9-11, "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Jesus deserved, said Saint Paul, to receive all the praise and honor normally given to the Deity. Jesus bore and used the powerful "I am" name of the Lord God himself!✞

"Divinity Jesus Christ"
by Ron Meacock

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