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Part 1 of this series looked into the identity of the Son of God particularly in the Old Testament and his role in God’s creational plan, focusing on his involvement in creation as well as his involvement in God’s relationship with mankind. This Part 2 of the series will now begin to look into the incarnation of the Son of God and his transition from deity i.e. divine nature to human flesh. Also discussed in this Part 2 are the implications surrounding the Son’ decision to become flesh. More specifically the ways in which he became a better substitute for Adam, Jacob (i.e. Israel) and Solomon. I have divided this Part 2 in three subheadings: 1\. The birth of the Son, 2\. The Son of God is completely human, and 3\. The Son as the second Adam, the second Jacob and the second Solomon

References

1\. Birth of the Son

Luke 1:30-35 – Angel appears to Mary

1 Corinthians 1:23-24; 1 Corinthians 2:2-5 – Christ the power of the highest

Justin Martyr, First Apology, ch. Xxxiii

Theophilus, To Autolycus, Bk. II, ch. X

Irenaeus, Book III, ch. x, ii

Tertullian, On the Flesh of Christ, XIX

2\. The Son of God is completely human

Philippians 2:5-8 – He emptied himself of divinity and took on flesh

John 5:19-47; John 8:16-34; John 3:2; John 14:10; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38 - All power was supplied by God

Heb 4:14-15; James 1:14; – He shared our weaknesses

Isaiah 7:14-16 (LXX); Matthew 1:23; Luke 2:46-52 - He had to learn

Mark 11 – He did not know everything

3\. The Son as the second Adam, the second Jacob and the second Solomon

Second Adam - Genesis 1:26; Psalm 8:4-6; Hebrews 2:8-9

Second Jacob - Genesis 17:7-8; Leviticus 18:1-5; Matthew 5:17-20

Second Solomon - 2 Samuel 7:10-16; 1 Kings 11; Matthew 21:9; Psalm 118; Luke 1:30-35

References

1\. Birth of the Son

Luke 1:30-35 – Angel appears to Mary

1 Corinthians 1:23-24; 1 Corinthians 2:2-5 – Christ the power of the highest

Justin Martyr, First Apology, ch. Xxxiii

Theophilus, To Autolycus, Bk. II, ch. X

Irenaeus, Book III, ch. x, ii

Tertullian, On the Flesh of Christ, XIX

2\. The Son of God is completely human

Philippians 2:5-8 – He emptied himself of divinity and took on flesh

John 5:19-47; John 8:16-34; John 3:2; John 14:10; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38 - All power was supplied by God

Heb 4:14-15; James 1:14; – He shared our weaknesses

Isaiah 7:14-16 (LXX); Matthew 1:23; Luke 2:46-52 - He had to learn

Mark 11 – He did not know everything

3\. The Son as the second Adam, the second Jacob and the second Solomon

Second Adam - Genesis 1:26; Psalm 8:4-6; Hebrews 2:8-9

Second Jacob - Genesis 17:7-8; Leviticus 18:1-5; Matthew 5:17-20

Second Solomon - 2 Samuel 7:10-16; 1 Kings 11; Matthew 21:9; Psalm 118; Luke 1:30-35

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