Sunday, February 19, 2017

Has God Ever Been Human

In Deuteronomy chapter 4, the God of the Israelites (Jehovah) is making a critical point (using Moses as his spokesman to the people) about future worship the people might be enticed to engage in. He makes it unmistakably clear they didn’t see any “form” when he appeared to them, but only the fire and cloud. Hence they should never conclude that God looks human, animal, or some other inanimate object such as the sun, moon, or stars.

Since God made such a fuss about not making anything as a representation of him that is in this physical realm, would he then change his mind and want mankind to believe he indeed can be viewed as human? What I am referring to is the perception of many that Jesus was God in human form. Wouldn’t that be a direct affront to what God said in the above passage of Deuteronomy? In support of the conclusion that God didn’t change his stance, is Jesus’ own words that “God is a Spirit.” Since that was spoken by Jesus, while he was standing right there in front of humans, it would stand to reason that Jesus was not God in human form. But I’m sure someone somewhere has a different view. It will be interesting to see what, if any, feedback I get on this.

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