At 7:20 into Dan Gill and Joel Hemphill’s “Great is the mystery of godliness” video, Joel Hemphill (a Socinian Unitarian) said that Jesus is “the exact likeness of the Father” when commenting on Hebrews 1:3. Hebrews 1:3 states that Jesus is “the brightness of His glory and the express image of His Person”. The context of Hebrews 1:3 addresses the Son as the brightness of the Father’s glory and the express image of the Father’s Divine Person as a fully complete human person.
How can Jesus be “the express image” or “the EXACT LIKENESS THE FATHER’S PERSON” and not be that Father with us reproduced as a true man through the virgin? For the only true God the Father said in Isaiah 46:9, “I am God and there is none else, I AM GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME? Since Jesus Christ is like God, He must be that “God with us” as a true man”.
21st Century Reformation Unitarian theologians have affirmed that the indwelling Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ while claiming that Jesus is only a mere man. Yet how can a mere man be omnipresent like God and not be that God? Since no verse of scripture ever says that a created angelic being or created human being can be in more than one location at a time, Jesus has to be Immanuel “God with us” as a true man via his virgin conception.
Only the Most High God “fills heaven and earth” (Jer. 23:24); yet Jesus “fills all things” according to Ephesians 4:10. “He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that HE MIGHT FILL ALL THINGS (Ephesians 4:10 NASB).” Since Jesus now “fills all things” in the heavens and the earth like God, he must be that God who came to save us as a man (as a fully complete human child born and son given).
Isaiah 46:9 proves that there can never be anyone like God, “I am God and there is none else, I AM GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME”. Since Jesus Christ is like God, He must be that “God with us” as a true man. For God the Father Himself descended upon the Hebrew virgin to save his people from their sins via virgin conception and birth.
Only God is the omnipresent Spirit who can hear and answer prayer, but Jesus said in John 14:13, “If you shall ask anything in my name I WILL DO IT”. How can Jesus hear and answer prayers like God if he is not the omnipresent Spirit who fills all things? How can Socinian Unitarians believe that a man can be like God in being omnipresent to hear and answer prayers without being identified as that God with us as a man? For what manner of man can have an attribute of God to hear and answer prayers without being that God?
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice and another they will not follow”.
How can all of God's elect worldwide hear Jesus' voice if He is not the omnipresent God who became a man to save us? The apostles believed that Christ was in them. “Christ in you the hope of glory (Col. 1:27)”. Paul further wrote, “Christ lives in me” in Galatians 2:20. How can Christ live in His Church if He is not the Spirit of God?
Romans 8:9 says, “You are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be THE SPIRIT OF GOD dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST he is not His”.
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst”. Matthew 18:20
2 Corinthians 3:17 clearly reveals that “the Lord is the Spirit” in the context of “Christ Jesus” being revealed as “the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5)”. Wherefore, the scriptures prove that “the Spirit of Christ” is “the Spirit of God” as the omnipresent Spirit who indwells true New Testament believers. If Jesus is only a mere man, then how can Socinian Unitarians explain how Jesus can be in the midst of multiple congregations around the world as the indwelling Spirit if he is only a man?
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