Originally posted by Pawnokeyhole
If Jesus's body were physically duplicated in every particular, would the mind, and possibly spirit, attached to the body of the duplicate Jesus be divine also?
This is not necessary and would not be successful. However, I commend you for realizing that it is on God's heart to duplicate Jesus.
That is why we are taught to receive Christ. Why? So we can go to a happy place called heaven forever?
We are called to believe and receive Jesus so that God may duplicate Jesus.
I said, we are called to believe and receive Jesus that God may duplicate Jesus. I don't mean duplicate another Redeemer who would again go to the cross. I mean what Chrsit and His apostles taught. Apostle Paul wrote:
" ... those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son ... "
Those are not just idle words now. Did you read that???
" ... those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be CONFORMED (my emphasis) to the image of His Son, THAT He (the Son) might be the Firstborn among many brothers.
And those whom He predestinated, these, He also called; and those whom He called, these He also justified; and those who He justified, these He also glorified." (Rom. 8:29,30)
Foreknowledge, predestination, conformation, calling, justification are for the glorification. And glorfication is to produce many brothers of Christ the Firstborn Son of God.
This has been neglected by Christianity for centries. The sinner is saved that the sinner may be conformed to the image of Christ that God may have many sons in the same image as Christ His Firstborn Son.
Thus the Bible is about the duplication of the Son of God in millions of redeemed and conformed people transformed by His life to be sons of God.
We are not to look to cloning. We are to look to being saved by Jesus for the eternal purpose of God.
Here again the same truth:
"He came to His own, yet those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, who were BEGOTTEN not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1:11-13)
We need to RECEIVE the Son of God Jesus in order to fulfull the Creator God's eternal plan to mass produce His Son in many many people. God is building a corporate expression of Himself mingled with humanity.
God is erecting an aggregate and collective mingling and union of the Divine with the Human - a incorporation of the Triune God with the redeemed man.
Those who see something about the need to duplicate Jesus Christ at least are seeing a little more clearly into the meaning of life.
For this we were born. For this the universe exists. That is that God may have a corporate expression of the union, blending, mingling, and interweaving of His eternal Divine Being and the created man.
"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:26)