Did God the Son give up his Godhood when he became flesh?
May 11, 2010 4:34pm CST
"In the Begining was the Word. and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [...] The Word became flesh, and lived among us." (John 1:1, 14b) However, there were a lot of aspects about Jesus that was certainly not Divine. For example, he did not possess omniscience (all-knowing), because he said only the father knew the time of the end, that not even he (Jesus) knew the time. A lot of anti-Trinitarian sects have pointed to these divine attributes that Jesus did not possess to try to prove that he is not God. My question is, did Jesus maybe give up his Godhood while he was on Earth, and then picked it back up when he ascended, so that he could experience fully being human? What is your opinion?
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12 May 10
I'm not sure exactly what happened. We can try to figure it out from the texts, but I think only God knows for sure what happened. There is the text when Jesus (the son of God), is being baptized, and God flys over in the form of a dove, and says "This is my son..." So that would make you think Jesus is just a son, and not actually God. But then there are parts that explain they are one. And we think how can all of them be one person. We just have to remember he's God, not a human mortal. Then in revelations it talks about the 7 spirits of God. So maybe God is 7 in one. Somehow they can be separate, and function differently, but still be the same. Then there's also the text explaining that his power comes from his father. Its a bit confusing to me in that area.
12 May 10
Hey ByronEA, To your question if Jesus give up his Godhood while on earth, my answer is definitely yes, it is written in Philippians 2:6-8. The word trinity or omniscience is absent or out of context in the holy scripture. There is no such word found in the Bible so I don't believe it. When christ said that only the Father knew, it is true because the father is greater than him, read John 10:29, John 13:16, and John 15:30