If the very essence of the Father is to be revealed as God in nature, as the Savior, as the Creatorand Sustainer, as the King of Kings
for all eternity, et al, so too must the Son (“the exact copy of
being”) be likewise accepted as demonstrative of the very divine properties of theFather. That’s precisely why Jesus was revealed
as the “arm of Jehovah” (Isaiah 53:1,
they are the one same being; to underscore the point that in the same way someone’s
own/literal arm is not inferior in nature from the being in consideration, so too is Jesus inrelation to the Father! And here now reveals the next mind blowing paradox, because while onearth, as a Man, Jesus kept pointing back to the Father as being all the things he was beingdeemed to be by his disciples and the New Testament writers. Is this contradictory in itself? No!
Only paradoxical! That’s precisely how any
exact copy of an original works!! It was the original
book manuscript by an author (the one that remains unseen to the readership) that “gave” (as
it were) any exact copy of it all of its features and properties, or the sum total of its nature, andhence why Jesus LOGICALLY pointed back to His Father as the one true God, but then
IMMEDIATELY united himself with the Father (John 17:3) as the “the exact copy” that was“sent” and meant to reveal the Father
(John 14:9), and hence be treated exactly as the Father
Himself. And yet, this does not mean “two Gods”, any more than an exact copy of any bookmeans it is more than the one same book; it’s just
two distinct specimens of the very samespecies
, or class, or family. Likewise, Jesus being God in nature like t
he Father, does not “twoGods” make; simply
two persons of the one divine nature
, the one divine specie, the one divinefamily, who are operating together to be the one same thing.
THE PARADOX OF JESUS BEING DIVINE WHILE A MAN
"If Jesus was God in nature while on earth, how could he die, since God is immortal? If Jesuswas God in nature while on earth, how could he point to the Father as greater than he? If Jesuswas God in nature while on earth how could he be tempted with sin, since God should not beeven considered as being able to sin? If Jesus was God in nature on earth, how could he behuman at the same time, since the two natures in combination seem incompatible to say theleast? Impossible!!"These are the type questions and exclamations usually heard coming from those existing in the
state of being “dumbfounded” over the things uttered/ written about Jesus (Isaiah 52:1
5). Andit speaks to the awesomeness of the PARADOX that is Jesus.If
NOTHING is impossible with God
(Matt.19:26), then why should this belief be then denied
once it relates to God’s divine Son?
It is precisely in the life and ministry of Jesus that theFather demonstrates that what seems impossible to the universe of onlookers (angels andhumans alike) yet it is precisely the opposite to Him.
For God to accomplish the seemingly
“impossible”, i.e. in a divine being becoming man, in a divine being facing temptation and
could definitely sin, or worse, in a divine being dying for us (and seemingly leaving theuniverse without a sustainer), et al, then it means that God-hood or divinity could not be heldonly by one being!!
That ultimate reality is imaged in Man (Gen. 1:26, 27), in which humanity (areflection of divinity) is not held by just one person, but by two differing roles of persons, and
also held by all persons of humanity (i.e. Adam’s Seed) resul
ting from them both in unison (athreefold arrangement). It therefore demonstrates the very wisdom of Jehovah Himself in