Thursday, December 4, 2008

Did Jesus always know He was God??

"Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth" By: Greg Olson
Jesus, reading from the prophet Isaiah in his home town of Nazareth, to fulfill the prophecy about himself. Luke 4:15-21

The answer of course is YES. Go here for an excellent post explaning this better than I could: "Q: Was Jesus confused about who He was and what He was here for? A. No. He always knew Who He was and what He was here for. He was NOT confused. However, there are many theologians who are confused." LOL!

I cannot tell you how often this error in understanding of the nature of Jesus comes up. I have been told on several occasions that Jesus did not know He was God until the earlier part of His ministry, or until the Transfiguration or some other stupid time. Jesus always was, always is and always will be the Eternal Word, the all knowing, all seeing, omnipotent GOD. May His name be blessed forever!

Here is a list of associated common and condemned heresies:
Adoptionism- God granted Jesus powers and then adopted him as a Son. He was not eternally existent with the Father, He was adopted by the Father after testing at his baptism. (I used to believe this-no one taught it to me.)
Apollinarianism- Jesus’ divine will overshadowed and replaced the human.
Arianism - Jesus was a lesser, created being.
Docetism- Jesus was divine, but only seemed to be human.
Gnosticism - Dualism of good and bad and special knowledge for salvation.
Kenosis - Jesus gave up some divine attributes while on earth.
Modalism - God is one person in three modes. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit just three names for same, one person, God.
Monophysitism- Jesus had only one nature: divine. He was not fully human.
Nestorianism - Jesus was two persons. Mary did not give birth to God the Son
Socinianism - Denial of the Trinity. Jesus is a deified man.

1 comment:

Micki said...

Thanks for making this perfectly clear for everyone. Great post.