Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Christamas Special 2006.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

2TI 4:3-4 For there is going to come a time when people won’t listen to the truth but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. They won’t listen to what the Bible says but will blithely [with a lack of concern] follow their own misguided ideas. (TLB)

Point 1. Definition.
In time, He still had the same functions of deity, but He also became true humanity.

GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

HEB 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”

Phi2:5-6a Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus, who[Jesus Christ], although He preexisted in the essence of God,

Deity = the essential nature or condition of being God.

Prototokos = the first-born of a new creation, the humanity of Christ, ISA 7:14.

ISA 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Fulfilled in MAT 1:20-23.

The deity of Christ always existed – JOH 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.

1. The first-born had the privilege of rulership.
2. The first-born in the Levitical tribe had the priesthood of the family.
3. The third privilege was heirship.

HEB 5:6 Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.

HEB 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

Heirship included the double portion and Christ has the double portion in eternity of both Israel and the Church.
Genitive of reference – “Christ was the first born with reference to all created beings,” COL 1:15.
The Williams translation – “Who existed before any created thing”

GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
JOH 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
JOH 1:3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

JOH 1:1 “In a beginning which was not a beginning there existed the Word [Jesus Christ].”

EXO 3:13-14 Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

“I am” – “ego eimi” = “I am.”

JOH 6:35 Jesus said “I am the bread of life;”
JOH 6:41 “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”
JOH 6:51 “I am the living bread”
JOH 8:12 “I am the light of the world”
JOH 8:18 “I am He who bears witness of Myself”

JOH 10:7 “I am the door of the sheep.”
JOH 10:14 “I am the good shepherd”
JOH 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life;”
JOH 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life;”
JOH 15:1 “I am the true vine”

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