Jesus: Immortal God or A Hybrid?
In essence (although we deny it) we actually made Jesus out to be a hybrid creature, part mortal, and part God. We say God brought forth His unique (but genuine) human Son (Jesus) into existence in the womb of Mary (Luke 1:35) but in order to make Jesus out as also being “Totally” God we are now forced to create a means whereby this could be possible; thus, we created a non-biblical means called the incarnation theory or God incarnated himself as a male fetus in the womb of a woman who gave birth to him. First and foremost, to be God is to be immortal the problem we have, if the scriptures are true, is the person we call God/Jesus DIES for three days. We then have God/Jesus being resurrected (or reincarnated as Jesus again), but this time with upgraded traits NOW possessing immortality (deathlessness).
In an attempt to counter this inconsistency, we claimed that Father refers to the deity alone, while “Son of God” refers to the deity as incarnated in humanity (Of course the Bible makes no mention of any such transition). The problem however still exists because the humanity of the Son of God (Jesus’ human soul/spirit) still has to be accounted for, it just didn’t get thrown in the trash to be forgotten, disposed of, and become of no importance. It is because Jesus’ bodily soul/spirit was resurrected and ascended up to heaven to be WITH God that we have our hope in Christ as our savior.
There is another serious problem with this theory claiming Jesus as being God incarnated, whoever possesses traits OPPOSITE of IMMORTALITY (Jesus dying) cannot be TOTALLY GOD! We as saints will be changed from mortality to immortality (1 Corinthians 15:52-53) yet we will not be gods. If we obtain immortality then by its very definition it is impossible to lose it (I assume this is true of angels, etc.). God is immortal; God could never die consequently he could never have been resurrected from the DEAD!
Jesus Glorification Is Not Incarnation
Being glorified lends nothing to the incarnation theory. Glorification is a result; man is God’s glory. Man is the image and glory of God (1 Corinthians 11:7). Since we will be like Jesus according to scripture (1 John 3:2), what would we be changed into when Jesus returns for us? If Jesus were God literally and if this scripture were literally true, then we would also become GODS. Of course, no one believes that because in comparing one scripture with the other we find the true meaning. Men will obtain immortality for their obedience, as did Jesus. So, it is not clear how a man’s flesh, which became glorified (as Jesus) made him God incarnate if it would not make you or I a Spirit-filled incarnated God after we too become glorified (Romans 8:17-19). According to the book of Revelation, Jesus looked different in heaven (Revelation 1:13-15) than he did on earth (Luke 24:39) and he looked different than the description of God in Heaven (Revelation 4:3-4, 8, 10-12).
So what will we look like or become in heaven “shining glowing” people as Jesus and God are described in the book of (Revelation 21:23)? We don’t become Gods because we will be like Jesus (1 John 3:2).
It has been said that God does not exist in Heaven with a “second (divine) person.” There are no other divine people. That is polytheism. The Bible confirms that there is only ONE GOD, yet it also confirms that there is one mediator, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5). There is an UNDENIABLE human distinction between Jesus and HIS GOD. (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34; John 20:17 and Revelation 3:12). The humanity of Jesus Christ, which was dead, will continue to exist forever <1>Revelation 1:18 – “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (in some spiritual capacity).
|⇑1||Revelation 1:18 – “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”|