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Son of Man

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by CoJoJax, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. webdog

    webdog Active Member
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    Possibly. I see the above as a total contradiction and an oxymoron...death is the ceasing of life, and someone cannot be created dead. It's an impossibility.
    One does not need two human parents, they only need an egg and sperm coming together.
    Like I said earlier, I used to believe this very thing (except being created dead), but this makes having a sin nature physiological.
    Being the unique Son of God and being 100% human are apples and oranges.
     
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    I was quoting the original sin position...I do not hold to this position.
    ...yet Christ is part of this humanity, and He died physically. The logical conclusion to your position would have to be Christ being spiritually dead as well.
    So, if one doesn't sin, they can do the same thing? How can they be created spiritually separated then?
    The second Adam was created to die. The Bible states Christ was tempted in every way we are. His deity kept Him from rebelling against the Father, it was His choice.
    You lost me with we "are sinners by the disposition of our heart". The very definition of sinner is one who sins.
     
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    As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
    The heart of man is wicked, desperately evil, who can know it.

    Jesus, in his humanity, had all the same excuses which Adam did before Adam's fall: He could get thirsty, he could get hungry.
    (It is foolish here to add conjecture like 'could Adam have an accident and get injured like falling and breaking a leg..... or falling against a stone and dying with a brain hemorrage.)

    Jesus was as fully God as God is: He could have called 10,000 angels to set him free.... or he could have willed it and done it without them. But he willingly submitted his authority and power to the will of His Father and submitted his glory by devine right, to the bondage and weakness of flesh to suffer and to die. His flesh, in his estate of innocence, he willing submitted it to death: He became a living sacrifice.... because while yet living and fully endowed with power as God, he made a choice and He willingly submitted his innocent flesh on our behalf (in full recognition of the consequences)..... exchanging his innocence for our filthy sinful rags of guilt and gave to us his garment of innocence and righteousness. When he submitted himself to die, in obediance to the Father, he knowingly drank of the bitter cup, he saw pass before him in the garden of Gessemane, and was abandoned by all that is pure and holy in the moment he became sin for us. In a sense he tasted both death and hell for us in that moment. He who had been and was and would ever be our fountain of living water, thirsted as our judgement for sin was heaped upon him. In that moment, he was as fully human as he ever was or will be, bearing our sin and in complete submission to the Father, not guilty of sin in himself.
     
  4. Marcia

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    Spiritually dead is not physically dead - death means separation. Spiritual death means separated from God. We are not born into a relationship with God and we are not born reconciled to God. We are born spiritually separated from God.
    I got news for you! That is 2 human parents - egg and sperm had to come from humans. :tongue3: Jesus did not have human father origins, however you want to put it. Yet he was 100% man.


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    I don't see that.

    Okay, he was 100% human but had no human father (or sperm origin) and no sin nature. Those are two things all men have. Yet he was still 100% human.
     
  5. Hawkins

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    Because the ranking is Jesus centered. Names are given after Jesus.

    Son of God - dispatched ususally without a born body = usually the angels.
    Son of Man - dispatched with a born body = prophets.

    Jesus = the Head of both lines. He's capable of dispatching both angels and prophets.
     
  6. windcatcher

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    In full agreement here!

    Jesus was as much human as Adam was before the fall.
    Before the fall, Adam was without sin and was innocent.
    Before the fall, Adam was not separated from God.
    Before the fall, Adam knew nothing of death or judgement.
    Before the fall, Adam knew nothing of fear nor of a world less than perfect or beast that kill or insects which bite or disease which cause sickness or poisonous plants or vines with thornes or pesky weeds with no apparent purpose.
    Before the fall, Adam was as much human as he was after the fall...... yet without all these judgements. It was by the fall of Adam that these judgements were passed on him and on the seed which would follow him and it was by the fall that man inherited a heart predisposed to sin.
    The first Adam was not created with a predisposition to sin and neither was Jesus, who is the 'second Adam'.
    But the first Adam lost his inheritance and reaped judgement for all mankind by sinning.
    The 'second Adam' i.e. Jesus was made from the seed of woman without man and took his inheritance directly from his Father who was God. He was as fully human as the first Adam but, as God in the flesh, He submitted his power and authority to the will of His Father (God) in perfect obediance (unlike Adam) and was innocent of sin; He took upon himself the punishment of our sin which is death that through believing in Him we pass from death to life.

    Like that sweet hymn:
    He paid the debt He did not owe,
    I owed a debt I could not pay,
    I needed someone
    Who could wash my sins away.
    and....
    What can wash away my sins
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus
    Oh precious is that flow
    That washes white as snow
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    Oh for a thousand tongues to sing
    My great Redeemer's praise
    The glories of my God and King
    The triumph of His days
    My gracious Master and my God
    Assist me to proclaim
    And spread through all the earth abroad
    The honour of Thy Name
    Jesus the Name that calms my fears
    And bids my sorrows cease
    'Tis music in the sinner's ears
    'Tis life and health and peace.

    Oh....... I feel like its Resurrection Sunday already!!!!!!
    Praise God!:love2:
     
  7. webdog

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    From Adam on down, spiritually dead people got that way the same...by sinning. The wages of sin is death.
    ...yet Christ being fully human, had only one...and Adam and Eve had none...and they were all human. The Holy Spirit could have provided the sperm to fertilize Mary's egg. And then there is cloning...
     
  8. Marcia

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    Yes, spiritual death was passed down just as physical death was. Why would physical death be passed down and not spiritual death? All men since the Fall are born mortal in a body that will age and die and are born spiritually dead.


    Not sure what your point is here. You made a comment about how could Jesus be fully human and I was trying to point out that Jesus could be fully human without necessarily having all the qualities of men such as a sin nature and two human parents.
     
  9. CoJoJax

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    OK.. I'm completely lost in this post now.

    Anyway.. I saw somewhere in the beginning where somebody said "Son of Man" is like saying He "has the nature of" man. Why not just say "The Nature of Man" instead? I guess I just don't get the "Son" part in relevance to "Man", as in, humankind.

    I don't know.. I guess I'm just destined to not get this.. :BangHead:
     
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    Howdy CoJoJax! Back to the topic......Son of Man is a title from the book of Daniel. Daniel 7:13-14 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. Matthew 24:30 At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. John 5:27 and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. The Pharisees knew what He meant and didn't like it.......not one bit.
     
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    Essentially when refering to a person or angel -
    Son of God simply refers to being - of or from God.
    (this phrase does not necessarily refer to lineage, since God is a spirit and they do not pro-create via se*ual union, but of someone being connected with Him either directly as Jesus and believers - being in God - personal relationship; as well as being indirectly connected like the 'holy angels' - Kinship. However in the NT the phrase, when refering to men, IS speaking of begetting or birth and that birth is in fact spiritual making believers not just in kinship but of sonship)


    Son of Man simply refers to a person being - of or from mankind
    (though not necessarily of lineage - IE..one begat the other, but again, of kinship, or better, of the same family)

    Now there is also a distinction in and of both phrases usages as well, which not only reflect a relationship or kinship, but in which these two phrases are used as titles which reveal the only and true Messiah. (not only by usage of them to oneself but also by fulfillment of scriptural prophecies regarding the one to whom the titles refer)
     
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    Because "son of" in hebrew means having the same nature as. It's an expression. Saying he had the nature of man does not make sense in Hebrew (so I'm guessing).

    For example:
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica][/FONT]http://www.circumcision.net/Heb_Names_BC.htm

    This is one reason why they picked up stones to kill Jesus when he was said he was the Son of God - they knew this was claiming the same nature as God.
     
  13. AnotherBaptist

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    While we can't possibly know all the intricacies about the Son of God's nature, there are a couple of passages which can help each Christian's theology immensely:

    Both detail the dual nature of Jesus Christ. Paul's passage is a bit harder to understand but is worth the effort, especially if you want to understand everything else in that context. :)
     
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    Moreover, who has the authority to send both angels and prophets? Only God has that authority. As a result, Jesus Christ is God the Son. Proven!
     
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