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Like God

Jesus LaughingThe Apostles realized eventually the true significance of Jesus' life. Saint Paul wrote in Philippians 2.5-7, "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ 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 the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." Note here that the phrase "the very nature of a servant" may be read as "the form of a servant." Jesus left the glory of the angels and of his Father's presence to come to earth in the form of a tiny helpless baby and as a servant to bring all human beings back to himself.✞

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon BonaparteAs if to emphasize this point, Paul added in Philippians 2.8 "And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!" Jesus was another form as God but still became a man child. Jesus Christ therefore deserved our praise and worship. The former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) once said, "If the philosopher Socrates would enter the room, we would rise and do him honor. But if Jesus Christ would come into the room, we should fall down on our knees and worship him." He was right!✞

Abba Father

SocratesThe Holy Spirit in our hearts brought us to our Father as sons and heirs. Saint Paul wrote to his Christian friends in Galatians 4.6 "Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.'" "Abba" is the Aramaic in the people's language for "Father."

"Jesus Christ Form"
by Ron Meacock

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