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June 26, 2021

The God Revealed in the New Testament

1 Tim 3:16 And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was manifested in the flesh... John 20:28 Thomas answered and said to Him [Jesus], My Lord and my God! 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Some of today's Christians have a concept of God that is very similar to the Jewish concept. The Jewish concept of God is that God is God and that there is no human element in Him. But according to the Bible, the very God in the Old Testament has become the God revealed in the New Testament. In the Old Testament God was merely God, without any human element. But in the New Testament we see the God-man. Through incarnation the God in the Old Testament put on human nature and became the God-man. As such, He became God manifested in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16). God became the God-man by being conceived in the womb of a human virgin and then being born of that virgin. In this way the human element was added to His divine element. However, this does not mean that as the God-man the Savior has two persons. No, the Lord Jesus, the Savior, has one person with two natures--the divine nature and the human nature. Although this is very difficult to understand, it is nevertheless a fact revealed in the Bible. ...our Savior is both the real God and the true man. Through incarnation neither the divine nature nor the human nature is lost. On the contrary, although the divine and human natures are mingled to form the God-man, both the divine nature and the human nature remain, and a third nature is by no means produced. According to the Scriptures, we definitely believe that our Savior, who shed His blood for our redemption, died on the cross as the God-man. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 470-471. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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