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Is the flesh of Jesus part of the Godhead?

Submitted: 10/2/2008
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Question: Is the flesh of Jesus part of the Godhead? Shall we call the flesh of Jesus as God?

Answer: Paul wrote in Colossians 2:9, 'For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.' This verse indicates that all the fulness of the Godhead (all that God is) has taken on permanent corporality. This is synonymous with what John wrote in John 1:14, 'And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory.' In the fulness of time, that which is invisible and incorporeal took on a visible, bodily nature. In other words, God was manifetsed in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). In the flesh, God could be seen ('And we beheld His glory'). To see the flesh was to see the invisible Father (John 14:9). The flesh was the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15). We can therefore say that the flesh belongs to the Godhead--it is God's own flesh and God's own blood (see Romans 8:32 and Acts 20:28). We call the flesh of God the Son of God, because it was conceived and brought forth by the power of the Spirit. But we should never think of the Son of God as a secondary person in either a divine duo or a divine triad. God is one!