Was Christ born in Spirit and in body? Brothers and sisters, I've been doing a study to share with the rest of you. I pray and believe you'll be blessed, challenged and changed by the scriptures. Questions to ask yourself before reading, maybe you could even write down your answers before reading on, as a reference. Some answers are yes, some are no. Just so you don't know where I'm going with it, and so you can make up your own mind what you believe. 1.) Is Jesus eternally past? (Has he always existed, eternally?) 2.) Is Jesus the wisdom of God? (Is he spoken of as being Wisdom?) 3.) Is Jesus the SON of God? 4.) Was he created by God for a purpose? 5.) Is Jesus still eternal, even if he is not eternally past? 6.) Are you eternal? 6.) Are YOU going to inherit, ETERNAL LIFE? That should get you ready, here we go! Jesus: Son, of God. Part 1 *1 Corinthians 1:24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. *Ephesians 3 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach unto the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 and to make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages hath been hid in God who created all things; 10 to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: Proverbs 8 1 Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice? 2 On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth; 3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud: 4 Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men. 5 O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart. 6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7 For my mouth shall utter truth; *Lu 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person of any, but of a truth teachest the way of God: *Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. *Joh 8:45 But because I say the truth, ye believe me not. *Joh 8:46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me? And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. *Joh 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for he giveth not the Spirit by measure. *Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life. 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge. *Mt 13:11 And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; And knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it. 12 I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge and discretion. 13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might. *Pr 3:19 Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding he established the heavens. *Pr 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver. *Pr 16:22 Understanding is a well–spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly. 15 By me kings reign, And princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, And nobles, even all the judges of the earth. 17 I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me. *Matthew 7 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; 10 or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 18 Riches and honor are with me; Yea, durable wealth and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver. *Ro 6:22 But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice; *Joh 5:30 I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. *Ac 3:14 But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted unto you, 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may fill their treasuries. *Matthew 6 32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.