Originally posted by KellyJay
"Jesus Christ cannot be Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:3 says that Melchizedek was without Father or mother and without genealogy (i.e., without one given in Scripture). However, Jesus did have a father, God, and a mother, Mary."
The Word became flesh...that occured with Jesus being born into this life
as a man. The Word, before that occured could have been Mel ...[text shortened]... e the title Son of Man yet.
Thinking out loud here not trying to start an argument.
I see where you are going here, but it would make sense only, if the "logo" or "word" refers to Jesus the man and not God's plan, which is what logo means.
If what you are thinking is true, then the bible becomes full of contradictions.
I believe God's plan or purpose, became flesh in Jesus Christ. He was created in the womb of a virgin (Mary). God is indeed his father, but Jesus is a man, 100%. This is one place I disagree with the JW's ( as well as other ares). Jesus did not pre-exist, other than in the mind of God.
His plan was to make a second Adam, without a sin nature. Also with the free will to obey or disobey God. The second Adam came through with flying colors, if you will.
He obeyed and was the first human to love God back fully.
If people were to grasp this truth, Jesus becomes so much more than a "godman".
I cannot identify with a "godman", but I could identify with a human Jesus, 100% fleshly human, who obeyed God.
If Jesus is God, I have a problem with his suffering, i.e. did he really suffer as a human would?
You see, if Jesus is a man and not a god, then he becomes much more of a hero to me, which he is.
Then he can lead the way in a way I can relate to.
He was tempted in all points as we can be, does not the bible say God cannot be tempted?
Jesus is the first human to obey God perfectly, the first human raised from the dead and ascend into the heavens.
God was so pleased with his son, He highly exalted him to sit at his right hand. (Like Joseph, another type of Christ, was exalted by Pharoah to sit at his right hand.)
Jesus did not raise himself from the dead, God raised him. His father raised him, like he will raise us someday.
The Trinity is so full of holes, it is very difficult for me to grasp, not to mention make sense.