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December 20, 2014

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You say Jesus left the splendor of heaven, but where do you get that from? Jesus was in the mind of God and in the Book of life like many others are already from the beginning in the Book of life, but do not exist yet, because they still have to be born.

Jesus being "in very nature God" or "existing in the form of god," doe snot say at all he was the God, like the other gods (angels, Paharoh, Moses, Apollo, Zeus) mentioned in the bible are also in the form of god but not the same person as the One and only One God of Abraham the Divine Creator, Who is a Spirit who can not be seen by man. Jesus was seen by many, also tempted, had to learn everything and did not know everything, though God can not be tempted and knows everything. God also can not die, but Jesus really died. The God also said about the man in the river Jordan, born in Bethlehem and brought up in Nazareth, that he (Jesus) was His (God's) beloved son.And the God Who does not tell lies (according to the Scriptures which we take to be the Word of God) made it also clear at other moments that He (God) would send a man to the world to save the world.

Jesus was not the God coming down on the earth taking the "very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness”

“5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, [and] being made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:5-7 NAS)

The Greek "morphe" does not refer to essential nature". "Eidos" would convey that idea. the essential nature of a slave is the same as that of any other human being.

Jesus, like us made in the image of God, had the semblance and demeanour of the Father in heaven, mentally and morally.

“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;” (Hebrews 1:3 NAS)

Jesus after he went to heaven did not take the place in of God, but came to sit next to Him to be a mediator between God and man. (A person can not be mediating between himself and sitting next to himself, claiming that he is greater or lower than himself.)

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