"There Is One God And One Mediator Between God And Men, The Man Christ Jesus" 
1 Timothy (2:5)

Non-Biblical Concepts

 

The key to confirming if our understanding of the Godhead is correct is to first identify all of the mechanics many say proves that Jesus is God.

So let’s explore the definition of the word “incarnation” first.

 

 

Incarnation:

It literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh.

It refers to the conception and birth of a sentient (or intellectual) creature (generally a human) that is the material manifestation of an entity, god or force whose original nature is immaterial.

 

REFERENCE SOURCES:

Wikipedia (Merriam-Webster, Cambridge, and other dictionaries reflect similarly)

BIBLICAL SOURCES: THERE ARE NONE!!!!!!

 

 

Many Christian churches instill in their members a non-biblical or “created concept” called “incarnation.” This is a fundamental tenant used by many churches to support the teaching that God was something other than just a Spirit (John 4:22-24); God was also “totally human” by means of incarnation. God embodied himself in a body of flesh (called himself Jesus) and by doing such that made God “totally human” (or a complete human) while at the same time he was “totally God”.

 

NOTE:  To the unlearned, this terminology (incarnation) may “sound” plausible but there is one very important difference between a spirit or entity (God) being “incarnated” in its own individual body in comparison to a man (Jesus) having the Spirit of God “indwelling” in his human body. (See: Incarnation vs Indwelling)

The difference is whoever is said to be “incarnated” is only able to change some of its features (i.e., its “appearance“) always maintains its core essence.

Example:  A spirit taking on another form (as someone else or something else) is never going to ever literally be the actual object it is portraying (i.e., a Rock or a person) (See: What Is A Spirit?)

 

God is called God because he has inherent abilities that nothing or no one (humans) possess. God appearing as a human (or dwelling within another human) is completely different than someone who is “totally human” (according to their definition and their attributes – See: The Difference Between Manifestation And Incarnation). Humans can not “at will” change our normal physical state of existence and “appear as” something else other than what we are. The best we can do is pretend to be something else.

 

Both “incarnation” and “omnipresence” are words that were created to fit a modern day man-made theory, they are not the “inspired” words (or translated words) given by God to any of the people (prophets, apostles) whose writings make up the Holy Bible (Old or New Testaments). They are “non-biblical” concepts and the reason why we cannot reference any scripture text (KJV) translated as having these meanings. Often what is presented as fact is not and neither where they obtained from any biblical source of reference (i.e., the Bible, Lexicon, dictionary, etc…). Non-biblical words used to describe events that are claimed to have taken place or “occurred” in the Bible should first and foremost be validated. That is where many of us (Pastors, Educators, etc.) fall short.

 

 

 

 

Omnipresent

 

REFERENCE SOURCES: Merriam-Webster (Oxford, Cambridge, and other dictionaries reflect similarly)

Omnipresent: Present in all places at all time.

Omnipresence: The quality or state of being omnipresent.

BIBLICAL SOURCES: (The Bible, The Greek-Hebrew Lexicons: Strong’s, Brown-Driver-Briggs, etc.) NONE!!!!!!


Note: We use the word “omnipresent” and cite Jeremiah 23:24 but is it a literal attribute of God or figure of speech? If God fills all space “literally” is God in both heaven and hell? How could Jesus ascend to heaven (Hebrews 9:24) if he is God and fills all space? How was Jesus soul sent to hell then removed from hell (Acts 2:31-32) if his spirit fills all space as God?

The problem with trying to apply these words (incarnation and omnipresent) and their attributes to the same being (or creature) is their definitions.

The Bible is void of any words that translate into words having these meanings; these concepts (“incarnation” and “omnipresent”) DID NOT originate from “the word” of God (The Bible). Incarnation, in particular, is definitely not a Jewish belief and Jesus was a Jew who taught from the Old Testament Scriptures (John 5:39, 46; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:9), better known as the Torah. In addition, Jesus spoke that which his Father (God) had taught him (John 8:28-30, Revelation 1:1-2). It is important to remember that during Jesus life what we call the New Testament didn’t exist as scriptures, these were letters and Jesus didn’t teach from these letters. Even so, arguments will occur if we don’t illustrate how many churches incorrectly use the word incarnation.

 

 

 

 

Enfleshment:

 

REFERENCE SOURCES: Merriam-Webster (Oxford, Cambridge, and other dictionaries reflect similarly) NONE!!!!!! 

Enfleshment: No definition found in above-mentioned sources

BIBLICAL SOURCES: (The Bible, The Greek-Hebrew Lexicons: Strong’s, Brown-Driver-Briggs, etc.) NONE!!!!!!

 

In our attempt (the church) to explain incarnation, we introduce yet another non-biblical word into the equation, the “enfleshment of God the Father in the Son of God”. It sounds plausible, but enfleshment is not an English, Greek or Hebrew word (at least not found in the Webster or Cambridge dictionaries), let alone a word ever used or found translated as such in the Bible. Enfleshment is a fabricated word used to support this manmade concept/doctrine we call “incarnation.”

It is evident most Christians agree and acknowledge that God (being a Spirit) was in Jesus [various verses support that] but it is also clear that some of our definitions and explanations have been fabricated and/or misplaced.


The titles (Father/Son/God) have “universally accepted definitions” which indicates to any reader that these words are different and their definitions are different, otherwise we could substitute one word for the other word and they would mean the same. However, they don’t and if we did substitute one word for the other we would be left speaking nonsense. (i.e., saying the Son begat God, or the Son of God is the Father of Jesus, or the Son begat his Father, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Hypostatic Union:


REFERENCE SOURCES: Merriam-Webster (Oxford, Cambridge, and other dictionaries reflect similarly)

Hypostatic Union: (from the Greek: ὑπόστασις hypóstasissedimentfoundationsubstance, or subsistence) is a technical term in Christian theology employed in mainstream Christology to describe the union of Christ’s humanity and divinity in one hypostasis.

BIBLICAL SOURCES: (The Bible, The Greek-Hebrew Lexicons: Strong’s, Brown-Driver-Briggs, etc.) NONE!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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