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"You are wrong by saying YHWH took flesh. God is not a man (Numbers 23:19, Hosea(9:11). Either God lied or YOU are lying." ~ M. Lugeut

QNA: Did God "Become" A Man?

Author: Kenneth Long

Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2024

@M. Lugeut, it’s important to distinguish scripture from doctrine or from point of view, the bible states that God did come in the form of a man. We read in:

1 Timothy 3:16

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: "God" was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

King James Version

so, I am simply parroting what the bible says, penned by one of God’s hand-picked authors (Paul). It was God himself who came wrapped in flesh (Luke 1:35), but that did not "make" God a man; any more than a man wrapping himself in a gorilla costume "makes" that man an ape. God said in Malachi 3:6 "I am the Lord; I change not..."

You and I at our greatest, will never be any "more than" human, that is the limit of our existence and the peak of our abilities. Having said that, I must also say that God will never be any "less than" God; his natural state has no limitations; with the exception of his moral and "self-imposed" constraints (Hebrews 6:8, Matthew 26:53). However, God is not diminished by how he chooses manifest; proof of which is while in flesh he still had "all" the power of God; unless you can identify some "other" being that possesses the same abilities of God.

God veiled in the "likeness" of sinful flesh (Romans 8:3-4) did not make him any different than who he has always been. However, in the flesh was dual nature, human and limited and divine and unlimited. The bible states in

John 1:18

No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

King James Version

God’s appearance has always been veiled; be it Melchizedek, the burning bush, or speaking to Job through the whirlwind, it was always God. Melchizedek was clearly not "a" man, how could he be, not having mother, father or geneology. However, the son of God (that human vessel God inhabited) DID have Mother (Human), AND Father (Spirit); it was the spirit that animated the flesh. God was STILL God in flesh, he doesn't change.