“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, …ye might well bear with him.” 2 Cor.11:4 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. ” Gal.1:8
These scriptures are warning that we must be careful of what we preach and believe, because preaching another Jesus that was not taught by the Apostles and prophets of God cannot keep us from being deceived and deceiving others, unless we preach and believe the true Jesus which the Apostles preached. “Another Jesus” that many preach today exists only in their minds and in their literature they print.
My dear friend, which God do you serve? The God who was manifested in the flesh, which was made of the Word or which was made of dust?
- What does the Bible say about the origin of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ?
Jesus said, “ye are, from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.” John 8.23. The Flesh of the first man is from the earth, but the flesh of the second man is from the heaven, 1 Cor 15:47.
Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, 1 Tim 3:16. “all the fullness of the Godhead dwells in him bodily” Col 2:9. Human flesh is made of dust, Ps 103:14, Gen 2:7 but the flesh of Jesus is “the Word that was made flesh.” John 1:14.
The flesh of the first man is from the earth but the flesh of the second man is from heaven. Here we can see that the difference is not small, but it’s as far as heaven from the earth.1 Cor 15:47.
Since the Word was made flesh, Jesus said His flesh is the bread of life, which came down from heaven, but He never said that His flesh is from the earth as the first man was, John 6:51.
When Jesus spoke of the origin of his body, he said “I came from above” John 8:23. He also said in John 6:51 that his flesh is “the living bread which came down from heaven”. Therefore “Whoso eateth, my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life” John 6:54. Not discerning the Lord’s body will bring damnation into our life.1 Cor 11:29
The type of blood we believe in is very important because human blood (from dust) cannot cleanse us from our sins, only the blood of Christ (which was offered through the eternal Spirit without spot) can purge our conscience from dead works so that we are able to serve the living God, Heb 9:14.
Eternal redemption cannot be obtained by the blood of Goats and calves: Those also are made of the dust. It is only in his blood we have redemption, Heb 9:12, Eph 1:7. “Forasmuch as ye know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Pet 1:18-19. If Jesus had corruptible human blood, then there is no hope of redemption for mankind.
- The Bible clearly tells us that the flesh of Christ Jesus was the same before and after his death (resurrection)
God gave prophecy through Isaiah that he would raise his dead body, Isaiah 26:19. If the same dead body of Christ was not raised, Christianity does not have any assurance of its belief, Acts 17:31.
The Bible does not say that the body of Jesus was changed after death but raised! Luke 24:36. He promised to raise his dead body not another body John 2:19 and showed his disciples and Thomas that same body which was crucified, John 20.27. Jesus showed three of his disciples the marvellous glory of his body on the mount of transfiguration (even) before his death, Matt 17:1-8. The same body which is in heaven is the same body which was dead not another, Rev 1:18.
- The word glorified does not imply that the body of Jesus was changed after His death. He was glorified before His death, after His resurrection and He shall be glorified on His second coming together with us.
If the word ‘glorified’ has a connection with changing the flesh of Jesus, then we could say that it was changed before his death because the Bible tells us that Jesus was glorified before his death, John 13:31. We could also say that it will be changed again sometime in the future; for the Word tells us that Jesus is going to be glorified together with us, Rom 8:17.
We’re also told that the saints are glorified; does it mean our flesh is already changed? Rom 8:30.
Glorified is ‘doxazo’ in Greek, which means glorify, Honour, have glory, magnify, make glorious and full of glory, but there is no meaning that refers to changing of flesh or body.
- Why did Jesus Christ come into this world?
According to the Bible, God was manifested in the flesh to reconcile the world to himself, not in order to know our human feelings and weaknesses, 2 Cor 5:19. Because he is God, He is omniscient and knows all things, John 16:30, John 21:17. He knows our innermost thoughts and the desires of our hearts, and he knows our feelings and weakness. He is able to declare the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done” Isa 46:9-10.
The Word declares that Jesus “was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil”, 1 John 3:8, “and to give his life a ransom for many” Mark 1;45, not to know the feelings of man.
- What we believe about the first man and the second man is vital for our eternal life (salvation). The Bible does not tell us any good that we can receive from the first man that was made of dust.
If we believe that Jesus is the first man who was made of dust, then we would be saying that Jesus Christ came to bring judgement rather than the free gift.This is because the Bible says that the first man brings judgement but the free gift comes only through the second man. Rom.5: 18.
There is no dispensation in the Bible where human flesh and blood were demanded as an acceptable means of atonement for the sins of mankind. Preaching and believing that God was manifested in human flesh, made of dust, is contrary to the teachings of the Word of God and will leave mankind without a Redeemer.
The Bible writers never preached a God that was manifested in human flesh but said: “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” John 1:14. If anyone preaches anything which was not preached by them, they will be cursed instead of being saved, Gal 1:8.
Which God do you serve? The God who was manifested in the flesh, made of the Word or of the dust?