Incarnation ad infinitum (TiS Version)Presentation Transcript
“Furthermore, of course, Church history shows veryclearly—indeed, before you come to Church history,the New Testament itself shows us—that the devil isconcerned about nothing more than to lead peopleastray with regard to the person and the work of ourblessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That is why wecan take no risks, and we cannot content ourselves witha mere general statement of the doctrine of theincarnation. We must break it up and analyse it; wemust show what it does and what it does not say, lestany of us should inadvertently fall into error.” - Martyn Lloyd-Jones
1. His coming was in flesh not mere appearance2. He came as a human not mere appearance3. His humanity was not manufactured but anatomically grew4. Initiated the capacity to make the purchase of our redemption5. Destined to suffer6. Required to obey the law7. Human needed to pay the price
The Spirit returns in prophecy (Luke 1-2) Lowly status and The angels are utter humility keenly interested (Leviticus 12:8, (1 Peter 1:10-12) Luke 2:24)Herod’s death timed to judicial change The angels rejoice (Matthew 2:19, (Job 38:7, Luke 2:13-14) John 18:31) Jesus’ entrance into Astronomical the Temple fulfills navigation (Matthew 2:9) (Matthew 2:9)
“It was the only way in which He could save us. So wecannot afford to take any risks about this doctrine. Wecannot afford to say, ‘It does not matter what yourprecise statement is.’ That is to be utterly unscriptural.We must be precise and clear and certain and definitein all our statements, otherwise, without knowing it,we may make the doctrine of our own redemptionquite impossible.” - Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Philippians 2:6–11 (ESV)6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equalitywith God a thing to be grasped,7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, beingborn in the likeness of men.8And being found in human form, he humbled himself bybecoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him thename that is above every name,10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heavenand on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the gloryof God the Father.
Philippians 2:6–8 (ESV)6who, though he was in the form of God, did not countequality with God a thing to be grasped,7but made himself nothing, taking the form of aservant, being born in the likeness of men.8And being found in human form, he humbled himselfby becoming obedient to the point of death, evendeath on a cross.
Philippians 2:9–11 (ESV)9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowedon him the name that is above every name,10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, tothe glory of God the Father.
“For us Christians, there is no place where the principleof effacing self in behalf of others appears soimpressively as it does in Jesus Christ. He is God givingHimself away, yet remaining God. He is God putting offa sovereigns vesture for a beggars rags. He is Godrising from His bench where He sits as judge and goingto the gallows for the criminal. He is God impoverishingHimself, beggaring Himself, exposing Himself to evil,spite and spittle, never sparing Himself until He hasmade the rude cross on Jerusalems hill the sign andthe sum of His utter self-giving.” - Paul Reese
Building a firm foundation…
• The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land that I swore to give to your forefathers. I said, I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars. Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this? (Judges 2:1-2)
• "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness (YHWH Tsidqenu). (Jeremiah 23:5-6)• Can look at Genesis 18:1, 18:16-17, 18:33-19:1, and 19:24 to find the pre-incarnate Christ
• The OT foretells His place of birth as Bethlehem — Numbers 24:17, 19, Micah 5:2• His lineage from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David — Gen: 12:3, 21:12, 2 Samuel 7:13• His forerunner, John the Baptist — Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1• His vicarious suffering and death — Isaiah 53• His crucifixion, before crucifixion was a mode of execution — Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10• His execution with common criminals — Isaiah 53:9, 12• His divinity — Isaiah 9:6, Jeremiah 23:6, Micah 5:2
Some reasons:1) Needed to be born under the law (Galatians 4:4)2) Law required circumcision on the 8th day after being born (Leviticus 12:3)3) Would not be both divine and human (John 1:1, John 1:14)4) To be eligible for His priestly work, He had to be 30 years of age (Numbers 4:3) http://carm.org/jesus-born-30
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