Re: I dont get it..Does believing Jesus is Gods SON make you a non-Christian?
Allison, just click on the Reply With Quote at the bottom of every post that you want to quote. Hope that helps...
In the book of Genesis when God said this, who do you think He was talking to?
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Then Jesus can be found in their places in the Old Testament...BEFORE he was born as a baby! For example, consider this:
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
This was spoken by Abraham when he was about to sacrifice his only son on the altar. His son said to him, "I see the wood and the fire, but WHERE IS THE LAMB TO BE SACRIFICED?" And Abraham replied, "Son, God will provide HIMSELF as the lamb! And Allison, God did provide HIMSELF...on the cross!
Allison, where you are attending church and who is teaching you is very important. I can only pray you are not being taught by Jehovah's Witnesses and from their WATCHTOWER Translations. They have so many doctrines all wrong and this is one of them. They have predicted over and over as to when the Lord would return and got them all wrong! Finally, in their last prediction, they covered it up by proclaiming that he DID really return in 1914 as the Watchtower had predicted, but it was an INVISABLE second coming. That is all so absurd and is no more than specuation.
One more scripture reference, Allison. This one (to me) is profound. Remember when the 3 Hebrew boys were thrown into that FIERY furnace? That old king waited a while, then looked to see if those devout followers were burned up yet. But he, looked and then asked, "Didn't we throw 3 men into that fire?"
His advisors all said, "Yes, king. We threw 3 men into that fire."
And Allison, that old king said this:
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
How do YOU explain his presence back then, WAY before he was born as 'Baby Jesus'. Allison, no mere created MAN could have pulled that one off! (In that fire with those boys HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE HE WAS BORN!)
And how do you explain how that old king KNEW what the appearance of the Son of God looked like, hundreds of years before he was born as a mere human?
Mere human's 'beginnings' can indeed be traced to the womb, but Jesus was not a mere created human!
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)