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Jesus Christ’s Derived Life

Contrary to the opinions and logical presumptions of most liberal theologians, Jesus Christ did not have a personality as we do. He possessed a human nature, but His personality was derived from the Father. Carefully consider the source of everything that Jesus Christ did.

The Gospels make it quite clear that Jesus lived for the purpose of glorifying his Father in Heaven, and not to please Himself.

He was the most unique man in the universe, because He lived in hypostatic union – the coming together of God and man in a sinless state – while possessing both human nature and free volition. The purpose of the incarnation of Jesus Christ in bodily form was, of course, to be our substitute, but He also came to identify with our pain and suffering, and to endure the temptations that are common to all. Though He never sinned, He understands our frailty. Asa man, Jesus emptied Himself of God’s reputation and power, and demonstrated to us, in person, a life that derived everything from the Father and nothing from self. Christ revealed the nature and character of God’s essence through His humanity, not His divinity. “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just: because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me” (John 5:30).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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