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Re: An Experimental Approach to a Long Accepted Belief
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:12:37 pm »
Sounds good Jon, thank you for posting here and offering this for discussion. In my mind I picture Jesus as a man but with the KNOWLEDGE of God. Yes, He pooped and had bad teeth but He had the Wisdom and the words of God while in the earth. He performed many miracles with many witnesses. Could Jesus the man have called down lightning, I say yes. Could He smite someone and send them to hell? I believe if Jesus CHOSE to He could, and I understand the whole concept of "God cannot contradict Himself". Very interesting Jon and I hope we get lots of participation on this thread.
I find it interesting already that it seems difficult to not focus toward deity. It seems so deeply rooted in us that deity is the concept we are looking to confirm or deny. 

I don’t think I’m consciously trying to bring up the “what degree of omnipotence” thing. I’m trying to work against the grain to see if we notice anything different.

Think of this method of approach, at least for a little while, as you would trying to show the deity of Jesus to someone who only accepts his humanity (we see it everyday). Now switch “humanity” and “deity”, the guy currently only believes that Jesus is God. Where might their concerns be? Even if they don’t know how to express them?
My concerns would be - did Jesus suffer as a human man? Meaning, did He deal with sore feet or suffer from a deep cut? We know that He did, making Him fully human indeed. Again, did Jesus experience the same things I experience and the answer is yes, He did.

Thoughts, on the other hand, are where the differences lay. Did Jesus, as a man being fully human, experience doubt in faith or any other human emotion? Yes, He wept. At the same time and I mean at exactly the same time as He was a man weeping, could Jesus have called on His divinity to change the course of history or change the course of time. I believe He could. We can only imagine what it might be like to be man and God Almighty at the same time.
Hearing, believing and trusting the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross; His death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins and REPENTING, seals us with that Holy Spirit of Promise - EPHESIANS 1:10-14 KJV - The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV - Ephesians 1:10-14 KJV - Romans 10:9-10 KJV - Romans 10:13 - Romans 10:17 - Ephesians 1:7 KJV - Colossians 1:14 KJV -


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