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The Only Begotten Son of God - Isa. 9:6

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Dr. Walter, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Dr. Walter

    Dr. Walter New Member

    Apr 28, 2010
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    Isa. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    Yes, a Son is given. Outside the everlasting covenant of redemption there is just One God without manifestation of Persons. However, it is in the everlasting covenant of redemption that this One God manifests eternal distinctions within the Godhead in regard to three covenant committments for the redemption of men.

    The Godhead assumes anthropormorphic attributes within the covenant of redemption as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    The anthropormorphic description of "Father" casts the first Person of the Godhead into the role of authority and begetter in carrying out His covenant responsibilities - the begetter of His children

    The anthropormorphic description of "Son" casts the Second Person of the Godhead into the role of the incarnated begotten man to carry out His covenant responsibilities - the provision for God's children

    There is no anthropormorphic description of the Third Person of the Godhead but He retains the actual description of the ETERNAL GODHEAD who is "Spirit" in substance, God in essence and Holy in Character.

    Hence, the titles of "Father" and "Son" are assumed titles taken upon the First and Second Persons of the Godhead in their roles and responsibilities withn the EVERLASTING covenant of redemption and therefore are COVENANT titles suited for COVENANT roles for redemption and relationship with the elect.

    The anthropormorphic title "Son" for the Second Person is confined to God's eternal PURPOSE of redemption which manifests itself in time in regard to the Second Person of the Godhead in the Incarnation as the Incarnation is the DIVINE BEGETTING by the Spirit of God whereby the Second Person of the Godhead by the Power of the Holy Spirit assumes Human nature in the womb of Mary.

    Therefore in regard to the MAN Jesus Christ a "child was born" unto Mary and Joseph but in regard to the SOURCE (father) of conception a "Son was given" making the "child" the God/man. Thus Jesus by birth was fully human as well as fully God. By conception he was BEGOTTEN by the power of God, thus making God His real Father or God's ONLY BEGOTTEN SON but by birth he was born a Man.

    The beggetting of Jesus in regard to conception as the "Son of God" was according to God's eternal covenant and thus He was the eternal Son of God by eternal covenant design before the world began but was begotten by God in time and space in the womb of Mary.