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Descended From Heaven

God's NameJesus called Himself God. Because Jesus was truly God he could use the descriptive God name, the "I am" of himself. For example Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him in John 8.58, "'Very truly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I am!'" In John 3.13, Jesus again acknowledged that he had descended from heaven. He said, "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven — the Son of Man." The writer to a group of Jewish Christians in Hebrews 1.3a emphasized another truth about the powerful Jesus, "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word."The powerful Jesus was the powerful word.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Malcolm MuggeridgeVarious worldwide meetings of leaders of the church called Councils in the Early Church have affirmed these truths about the "godness" of Jesus. The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD stated "Jesus to be truly God," and the Council of Constantinople in 381 AD added that "Jesus was truly man." In 431 AD, Christian leaders from all around the Roman Empire and beyond met at the Council of Ephesus and agreed that "though God and man, Jesus is one person rather than two." Twenty years later, yet another Council at Chalcedon clarified that "though one person, Jesus was both God and man perfectly united." The Christian writer Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990 AD) in his book "Conversion" added his own supportive and helpful comment, "Jesus was in the eyes of God a man and in the eyes of men a God."

"Powerful Jesus"
by Ron Meacock

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