2. Why would the body of Jesus not be God’s body? – Romans 9:5
The Body of Jesus
God said Jesus was his Son (2 Peter 1:17), unless you call God a liar (Titus 1:2) Jesus’ body would be his own; the Son of God, not the incarnated body of God. Consider the fact that during that period of time, they could actually see Jesus, it couldn’t be God’s body literally because of these passages (John 1:18, 5:37). Either way we have just proven that Jesus was not “totally God”.
The Bible contains 30+ verses in which it calls Jesus the Son of God. In addition, when “God dwelleth in us” (1 John 4:12) we can still see our flesh. God dwelling in flesh doesn’t make a man God, it is our flesh and blood (that has within it the human living soul and spirit of man) that defines man as a “true” human being.
So in (Romans 9:5) was Paul calling Jesus God? (“Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.”) NO! Paul was writing about the way God had especially blessed the Jews. The prior verses speak of their great blessings (Romans 8:31-34). They are indeed blessed and a eulogy to God would be appropriate: “God, who is over all, be blessed forever! Amen.” Paul never called Jesus God or thought of Christ as God. The Apostle Paul speaks of God as not only the Father but also the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is what Paul says:
(2 Corinthians 11:31) “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.”
(Ephesians 1:3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ ….”
(Ephesians 3:14-15) “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named”