Bible Study Series: "The Identity of Christ"
It is the goal of this ministry to shed some light on traditionally held principles and doctrines that are not scriptural based, separating Truth from Tradition, so that we all come into a greater understanding of God’s word and walk accordingly.
Understanding the difference between the Oneness of God, Jesus the Man, and how God was in Christ is vitally important because there is a big difference in saying God was “in” the flesh body of a man named Jesus vs God transforming himself to “appear as” a man (in which case he would not be totally human and he would not be the true seed of David).
So Where Is The Human Soul/Spirit of Christ?
This is a very unwelcome topic for many church leaders because it contradicts what many teach in contrast to what the scriptures actually tell us. We know that this man (human) died (for three days), but was resurrected (brought back to life) from the dead by someone called "God" and ascended up to Heaven to be with God and appear before God for us, wherein lies our hope (faith) in Christ.
Acts 17:31 Because he [God] hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Jesus] whom he [God] hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he [God] hath raised him [Jesus] from the dead.
Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
There are 3 major questions you need to be able to answer that clearly distinguishes the difference between God and man.
1. distinguish the difference between being “totally human” from that of being “totally God”;
2. distinguish the difference between having the “Spirit of God” from having the “spirit of man”; that which makes man human and separates him (his humanity) from being God.
3. Determine if Jesus was capable of committing sin, or if he was not, and Why?
(Colossians 2:8) “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
(Mark 7:13) “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
This short video addresses these points.