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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by SovereignGrace, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. SovereignGrace

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    Did Jesus choose to be the Lamb of God or has He always been the Lamb of God?
     
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    Was Jesus always the man? Hebrews 13:8? Hebrews 13:8 became true from the time of His resurrection. He became a man in His incarnation, John 1:14, Luke 1:35, Luke 2:11.
     
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    These are fair points. I know that Him being the Lamb of God was in reference to His sacrificing Himself for His ppl.
     
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    He was always the Lamb of The Father!
     
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    That’s my thought as well.
     
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    It's a good question. :)
    The Lord Jesus was described as the Lamb of God before His crucifixion (John 1:29), but that may have been a prophetic word.
    In Revelation 13:8, exegetes are divided as to whether 'from the foundation of the world' refers to our Lord or to when the names were written in the Book of Life. However, it is the 'Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 21:27), so it is reasonable to suppose that He was the Lamb when it was written.
    My considered opinion (after all of five minutes' thought!) is that He was always the Lamb of God in the mind of the Father, since He agreed in eternity to suffer and die for those the Father gave Him out of the world (Ephesians 1:4-10; Philippians 2:5-9; cf. Acts of the Apostles 15:18).
     
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    Both.
     
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    Aka being the Christ in His work on the cross and to His humanity in contrast to His eternal deity. Hebrews 1:3.
     
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    He became the Lamb in contrast to being God having no beginning.
     
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    OK. But I believe both is true. Being "the Lamb of God" is a part of His identity. He is also eternally God.
     
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    Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

    We can also say that God made the first sacrifice!... Was a lamb slain to cover our first parents nakedness?

    Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

    I have also been told when the word LORD is used in capital letters its the working of the three and one Godhead in unison... Brother Glen:)

    Btw... Good question SG, now hang around awhile!
     
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    As you stated here, not at issue. What is not often grasped as the Lamb He is so in distinction from God in the Revelation all 27x. Though He is explicitly God too, Revelation 1:17-18.
     
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    Yes, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the World. Kinda does not fit human thought.
     
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    Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

    55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Brother Glen:)
     
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    [QUOT6E="JonC, post: 2723911, member: 12639"]Yes, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the World. Kinda does not fit human thought.[/QUOTE]
    It means took placr in time. We know the crucifixion had been in 30AD. Compare Luke 11:50-51 took place in time.
     
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    Would Lamb of God also be a title, seeing He is not a literal Lamb, but God the Son? This is all new to me and I haven’t given this much of a thought, seeing He has always been the Lamb of God.
     
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    Jesus became human in the incarnation. Yes. That is literal. But He never became a literal lamb. He has always been the Lamb of God.
     
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    Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was chosen to be the Lamb of God...
    Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was chosen to be the Lamp of God, enlightening humanity.
    Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was chosen to be the Lion of God...
     
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    The Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection did happen at a certain point in time. This has no bearing to Jesus' identity.

    Revelation 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
     
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    I think this is the best way I can express myself...

    I am still trying to wrap my head around this, ”When the Word was chosen individually to be the Lamb of God.” Was He chosen to be the Lamb of God or chosen because He IS the Lamb of God? There are huge implications in regards to how you (or anyone) answers this. I vote for the latter and not the former.
     
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