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Isn't Jesus in the Trinity?

Submitted: 9/28/2009
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Question: Explain if Jesus is not apart of the God head why would he say this 'And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.' this scripture suggests that he existed before he was made flesh. Why would the God pray to himself in the garden.

Answer: We have never said that Jesus has no part in the Godhead. What we say is that 'all the fulness of the Godhead' dwells in Him bodily (Colossians 2:9). Moreover, we have never said that Jesus did not exist before He came in flesh. To the contrary, we say that Jesus is the Creator God who exists from everlasting to everlasting. When Jesus prayed in the garden, it was not one God praying to another. That is a trinitarian viewpoint. In contrast, we say that it was flesh praying to Spirit; that is, the humanity, Christ Jesus, praying to the Deity. Yet, we know that 'God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself' (2 Corinthians 5:19)