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Was Jesus the Word made flesh?

Submitted: 4/1/2013
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Question: Jesus used the title name 'the Son of Man' as in Daniel's prophecy simple to reveal that He was found in the desperate situation of Man.(Phil.2:9-11) People used to call Him the Son of Joseph, the Son of Mary, and the Son of David; yet He did not accept all this names as the truth. Demons called Him 'the Holy One of God' and begged Him not to destroy them before the appointed time of Judgment. He did not say that the demons were wrong; rather, He ordered them to shut up as He did not want others to know that He was the Son of God before His resurrection. Thus, 1. Is not Jesus the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16)? 2. Is Jesus literally the biological Son of Mary? If so, why does the Bible say in John 1:14...'the word became flesh'? Virgin Mary gave birth to Him yet Jesus never said that He was born from her. 3. What does Luke 3:23 read in your Bible? It begins the genealogy with the phrase...'as was supposed by men...'(Gideons Version)

Answer: 1. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, which means that He was God in the flesh.

2. The human being born of Mary was 'the Word made flesh,' which means that He was the incarnation of God's plan. Galatians 4:4 says, 'But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.' Luke 1:80
says, 'And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger.'

3. Luke 3:23 says, 'Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph....' People supposed that Jospeh was the father of Jesus, because they didn't realize that He had been fathered by the Holy Spirit. The phrase 'as was supposed' does not pertain to the entire genealogy, only who Jesus' father was.