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    The Word Became Flesh

    Text: John 1:14

    In the first century – many believed in the “gods” – whether we speak of Rome or of Greece… polytheism was everywhere. In Greek thinking – the spiritual is good – matter is evil. Therefore it seemed unthinkable in their minds, that God would become a man.

    A heretical group known as the Docetists denied the true humanity of Christ, not on biblical grounds, but based on the culture of Greek thinking. Jesus only appeared to be a flesh-and-blood man; his body was a phantasm.

    Paul dealt with this heresy constantly: Col 2.9 “In Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead BODILY.” The Apostle John also: "By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God" - 1 John 4:2. "For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh." - 2 John:7. The mystery of the Gospel is that God indeed became a man in the Person of Jesus Christ - truly God; truly man.

    What does this mean for us? The answer is mysterious, dazzling and amazing!

    Posted by John Samson on December 10, 2017 06:43 PM

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