…the chronology of God the Son
Of course – God is eternal, and existed, well, since forever. Try wrapping your mind around that truth: timeless forever!
The promised Messiah, God’s Son (One of the three-in-one Trinity) was sent to earth by God the Father way back in the year 1, (well, it should have been numbered 1, since “BC” years are “Before Christ”, right!? Actually it is counted as between 4-7AD).
Father God gave His Holy Holy Holy Son to be sacrificed, because His Justice System demanded a perfect sacrifice in order to legally forgive sinful man. Without His Holy Justice edict of “forgiven in Christ” — we all remain God-damned. But through Christ – God can legally justify us enough for His Holy presence. What’s enough? No blemish at all. Think you’ve got that covered yourself!?
John 3:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son [a Jesus, God’s only Son, the One who is truly unique, the only one of His kind.], so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Jesus was born as a baby boy into our world through Joseph and Mary (although Mary actually got pregnant through an act of God, not through Joseph), grew up to become a real man, both all God and all man, taught and ministered for about 3 years, performed miracles (documented eye witness accounts recorded in the Bible), claimed that He was God, then was crucified at the age of 33 on our behalf. He allowed them to! Even predicted it!
But He did not end “dead”. He resurrected Himself from the dead (which He predicted), was seen alive after His resurrection by hundreds of eye witnesses (recorded in the Bible), then went back to His Throne in Heaven – promising eternal life to any who humble themselves enough to repent and acknowledge Him as God, and follow Him.
Jesus said “You must be born again” – and from there, truly follow Him. And He said that never again would we have to die or ever be in danger of getting God-damned again. And He promised He would go away to prepare Heaven for us. And He promised to return again for us – so we could spend all of eternity with Him. Whew! Lots of promises by God! And He left behind all the evidences we need to accept Him by faith.
2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Be a true follower of Christ! If you do, one great day you too will follow Him right up into heaven. Hallelujah!
“We are going to heaven — because God got our attention and we repented. We are now born again because His sacrifice makes us eligible to be called His children. It’s not of us. It’s all of Him. We are still sinful humans in the flesh. But our great relief now, is that we look forward to the Day we will be sinless in practice 100% of the time!” -Source: Admitting I was wrong
Source: Based on part of Livin’ it to the max!
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