Originally posted by josephw
It seems that God is replicating Himself in man.
As apposed to duplication. What do you think of that?
I think you are correct. But duplication may be an appropriate word.
Jesus put it this way. No seriously! Listen!
"Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies it bears much fruit." (John 12:24)
The ONE grain contains the divine life.
The ONE grain would not abide "alone"
but would duplicate itself to produce "many grains"
. To do this He must die. None of us can join Him in the redemptive death that He alone can accomplish. But He can release the divine life concealed in the shell of His humanity from Himself alone, and infuse it into many more human beings.
Then the Son of God would not longer "abide alone."
Now think about it. Think of it for a bit. The name "JESUS"
is the name JOSHUA
in Greek. Joshua was the leader, the general leading the army of Jehovah into the good land. Joshua was the captain leading the Hebrews into the Promised Land.
The "Promised Land" of the human race is the total mingling of divinity and humanity to produce God-men. So Jesus our Lord and Savior would not abide alone, but would be the Joshua leading many sons into the glorious expression of the Triune God.
Is there any other thing that is possible for us to live for?
I can think of no higher calling.