Friday, March 22, 2013
Was Christ "Formed" or Was He YAWEH?
Is Proverbs 8 saying that the Father "formed" Christ? (NASB)
Profile:Male 18-30 North America
NO!!!, NADA!!!, NEIN!!!
NO, Proverbs 8 is not saying the Father “formed” Christ.
Proverbs is part of what we call wisdom literature.
The literary device, used by the human author inspired by the Holy Spirit –Solomon,
is called personification.
Some poets talk about the ocean as a lady. We know the ocean is not a lady.
But we can learn and appreciate the poem anyway that talks about the ocean is a lady.
Solomon use the trait of WISDOM and gives character to it.
So do you really want to know about how Christ was formed?
You cannot because He was not formed –He always was and has been Christ.
Here is a passage of Scripture that will answer your question best.
John 1 (NASB)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Why is this important?
Jesus Christ was, always has been God/YAHWEH as part of the Trinity (The Father -Son-Holy Spirit-all God and co-equal) or Godhead.
Only He could live a perfect life, become a worthy sacrifice and die on the cross and atone for the sins of all who would repent and believe.
Many cults have tried to isolate poetic talk and and misrepresent who Jesus Christ is.
I am glad you asked this important question that can keep you
and others from getting off course.