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Very Nature

In God's NameIt was hard to comprehend Jesus christ's divinity or his "being in very nature God." The term "God" summoned up an image of the creator of the vast expanse of the universe, or the magical taking of soil and molding it into flesh and blood. Saint Paul wrote to the Philippians of this truth about Jesus in Philippians 2.6-9, "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 the very nature 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!"

God Becoming a Man

St Paul preaching in AthensHere was a reversal of the normal thinking. Now, we had to think of Jesus Christ's divinity as "God becoming a man" rather than "man becoming a God." 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, says Paul, to receive all the praise and honor normally given to the Deity. Jesus bore the powerful "I am" name of the Lord God himself.

"Jesus Christ Divinity"
by Ron Meacock

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