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The Biblical Texts-based Christology of the Word/Jesus Christ

 

by Hal Dekker

 

Update to this page:  2020.12.12

 

 

The following scriptural references are actual scriptural evidence of the Christology of the Word/Jesus Christ.  The following is the biblical texts-based Christology of the Word which became Jesus Christ.  The common more well known Trinitarian Christology is based upon theological speculation and conjecture, and is not based upon the biblical texts.  Experts claim that Trinitarian-based Christology has been, and still is, determined through applying inductive logic to implicit references in the biblical texts.  But why ignore all of the plainly explicit Christological references/evidence in the biblical texts, which references are a multiple of times more abundant than the scant implicit "evidence", from which implicit determinations are very highly subjective, which explanations of those implicit determinations sound imaginary, and make little to no sense at all.

 

 

About who is the prophet Micah prophesying?

 

Micah 5:2a (LIT/BHS) And you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, [are] a little one to be among the thousands of Judah.

 

5:2b From you he is coming forth to me, to be ruling in Israel.

 

5:2c And his goings forth [are] from [an] early time, from days of eternity.

 

Micah 5:2c (LIT/Septaugint) And (kai) [the] goings forth (exodoi) of him (autou) [are] from (ap’) [the] beginning (archēs), out (ex) of days (hēmerōn) of [the] age (aiōnos).

 

Whoever Micah is prophesying about has been going forth out into the cosmos since the beginning of this present age.

 

 

About who is the prophet/king Solomon prophesying?

 

Prov. 8:22 (LIT/BHS) YHWH (YHWH) created (qānānî) [me, AE] [in the, AE] beginning (rē  ͐šît) [of the] way (darkô) [of him, AE], before (qedem) [the] deeds (mipʿālāyw) [of him, AE] from then (mē  ͐āz) [on, AE].

 

created me in the beginning - The Word was a created being, who had a beginning.

 

Prov. 8:23 (LIT/BHS) From [an] unknown point in time (mēʿôlām) I was poured out (nissaktî) from [the] head (mērō  ͐š), from [a time, RE] before [times, RE] of land (miqqadmê-  ͐āreṣ).

 

from [the] head - In the East it's not only an anatomical reference, but a reference to a person who has authority over him or her.  "... the head of every male is the Christ.  ... [the] head of every female [is] the male.  ... [the head, RE] of Christ [is] the God. (1 Cor. 11:3)"  Solomon makes it clear that the Word in the beginning was a created being, that it had a definite beginning, and that the Word was not a co-equal being with YHWH.

 

Prov. 8:24a (LIT/BHS) Not in [the time, AE] of things of the deep (bĕ  ͐ên-tĕhōmôt), I was caused to dance (ḥôlālĕtî).

 

Prov. 8:24b (LIT/BHS) Not In (bĕ  ͐ên) [the time, AE] of fountains (maʿyānôt), of waters being honored (nikbaddê-māyim),

 

Prov. 8:25 (LIT/BHS) in [the time, AE] before (bĕṭerem) mountains (hārîm) were caused to sink/drown (hoṭĕbāʿû) to faces (lipnê) of little hills (gĕbāʿôt), I was caused to dance (ḥôlālĕtî).

 

(See Prov. 8:24-25; Col. 1:15; Heb. 3:2, Rev. 3:14.)

 

Prov. 8:26 (LIT/BHS) Not while (ʿad-lō  ͐) land (  ͐ereṣ) was having been made (ʿāśâ), and (wĕ) outside (ḥûṣ), and (wĕ) [the] head (rō  ͐š) [of the] world (tēbēl) [was] dust (ʿopĕrôt),

 

(the head of the world was dust - Is this a reference to the first Adam (Gen. 1:26-28)?)

 

Prov. 8:27a (LIT/BHS) in [the time, AE] to establish (bahăkînô) [the] heavens (šāmayim) I (  ͐ānî) [was] there (šām).

 

Prov. 8:27b (LIT/BHS) [I was there, v27, RE] in [the time, AE] to schematize (bĕḥûqô) [an] equator (ḥûg) over [the] face (ʿal-pĕnê) of [the] deep (tĕhôm);

 

Prov. 8:28 (LIT/BHS) in [the time, AE] to inherently power (bĕ  ͐ammĕṣô) [the] sky (šĕḥāqîm) from above (mimmāʿal);

 

in [the time, AE] to set (baʿăzôz) eyes (ʿînôt) [over, v27a, RE] [the] deep (tĕhôm);

 

Prov. 8:29 (LIT/BHS) in [the time, AE] to set (bĕśûmô) [a] regulation (ḥuqqô) for the surf (layyām), and (wĕ) for waters (ûmayim), not (lō  ͐) to be overflowing its mouth (yaʿabrû-pîw);

 in [the time, AE] to schematize (bĕḥûqô) [the] foundations (môsĕdê) of land (  ͐āreṣ);

 

Prov. 8:30a (LIT/BHS) and I was becoming (wā  ͐ehyeh) one being brought up (  ͐āmôn) alongside (  ͐eṣlô). 

 

Prov. 8:30b (LIT/BHS) And I was becoming (wā  ͐ehyeh) [a] delighted one (šaʿăšuʿîm), day (yôm) [to] day (yôm), being in [a] state of play (mĕśaḥeqet) toward [the] face (lĕpānāyw) [of YHWH, v22, RE], in all of [the] time (bĕkāl-ʿēt).

 

Prov. 8:31 (LIT/BHS) I was being in [a]state of play (mĕśaḥeqet) in [the time, AE] of [the] world (bĕtēbēl), of [the] land (  ͐arṣô), and [enjoying, AE] delights (wĕšaʿăšuʿay) with [the] sons (  ͐et-bĕnê) of Adam (  ͐ādām).

 

 

 The following Christological elements of the Word/Jesus Christ are what Jesus' apostles wrote about him.  It's important to note that this is the Word/Jesus Christ's Christology based upon what Jesus' apostles wrote about him in the biblical texts, which Christology is much different than the Trinitarian Christology which is based mostly upon theological speculation and conjecture. 

 

In the following passages please note the apostles' regular use of middle voice verbs to describe the Word/Jesus causing himself to do all of the things necessary to be done to fulfill the prophecies to secure the redemption of mortalkind, for whomever chooses to believe upon Jesus' name.  In virtually all Trinitarian-based bible translations these middle voiced verbs have been forged out of their "translations", which destroys the apostles' view and characterization of the Word who became Jesus Christ, as a mortal man, as voluntarily choosing to cause himself to act upon God's Word. 

 

The middle voice verbs show that Jesus Christ, while in the flesh on earth, had his own will, his own self autonomy, but that he always choose to do his heavenly Father's will instead of his own, which is a perfect example for all of us to follow.  These are the acts which Christ Jesus accomplished for mortalkind's redemption, through which acts he ultimately caused himself to earn a name above all other names among the messengers, and to obtain a throne of his own, the throne of David, out to the right of the throne of the God, his heavenly Father.  

 

 

Who and what was the Word, and how did it become a god?

 

- who was the firstborn one of all of creation (Col. 1:15; *Prov. 8:22-31; Heb. 1:6-*13);

 

- who was the Word (John 1:1-2);

 

- who caused himself to be hand-chosen before (Acts 3:*20);

 

- who God used as his agent in the creation of the whole cosmos (John 1:3, 10; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:2);

 

- who was sent into the cosmos to do God’s will (Mat. 15:*24; Mark 14:36; Luke 4:18, 43, 22:42; John 3:17, 4:34, 5:30, 6:38-40; *Gal. 4:4a; 1 John 4:9-14);

 

- who caused himself to become flesh (John 1:*14; Rom. 1:*3; Heb. 2:*16-*17);

 

- who caused himself to become in the likeness of mortals (Phil. 2:7);

 

- who caused himself to come to pass out of a female (Gal. 4:4b);

 

- who caused himself to take hold over a seed of Abraham (Heb. 2:16);

 

- who caused himself to become out of the seed of David (Rom. 1:3);

 

- who caused himself to come to pass under [authority, AE] of the law (Gal. 4:4b);

 

- who caused himself to become the firstborn son of God (2 Sam. 7:14; Psalm 2:7; Mat. 3:*13-17, 17:5; Mark 1:9-*11, 9:*7; Luke 3:*21-*22; John 1:26-34, 3:1-7; Acts 13:33; Rom. 8:29; Heb. 1:*5, 5:*5, 8:*10, 12:23; 2 Pet. 1:*16-18; Rev. 1:5, 21:*3, *7);

 

- who caused himself to teach to everyone God's Word (Mark 8:31-32; Eph. 2:17-18);

 

- who caused himself to become the head of an angle (plumb bob?) (Psalm 118:22-23; Mat. 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17-18; Acts 4:7-12; 1 Pet. 2:*4-8);

 

- who caused himself to become attentive until death (Phil. 2:8);

 

- who caused himself to be a curse of the law over the sake of us (Gal. 3:13);

 

- who caused himself to hang upon a tree over the sake of us (Gal. 3:13);

 

- who then said “Yes” to cause himself to shed his own blood for the release of all mortalkind from the penalty of its sin (Mat. 26:28, *39-44; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:20, 42; Eph. 5:*2, *25; 2 Cor. 1:*18-19; Heb. 1:*3, 2:10-*17; Titus 2:*14);

 

- who shed his own blood to put through a new and better covenant between God and mortalkind (Jer. 31:31-34; Mat. 26:28; Luke 22:20; Rom. 11:26-*27; 1 Cor. 11:25; Heb. 7:22, 9:*15-*18, 8:6-13, 10:9, *16-17, 12:24, 13:20);

 

- who caused himself to taste of death so God's grace could be over everyone (Heb. .2:9 );

 

- who caused himself to rescue us out of the authority of darkness (Col. 1:13-14);

 

- who caused himself to make a cleansing of the [penalty for the] sins of us (Heb. 1:3b);

 

- who caused himself to acquire the little flock, the assembly, through his own blood (Acts 20:28);

 

- who caused himself to become a dead one so we could have eternal life (Rev. 1:18a);

 

- who is the firstborn one out of dead ones (Col. 1:18);

 

- who caused himself to become a so much stronger-positioned one of the messengers (Heb. 1:*4);

 

- who caused himself to become a cause for ageless wholeness for all the ones obeying him (Heb. 5:9);

 

- who caused himself to become a sacrificial high priest of God under the new covenant (Heb. 5:6, 10, 6:*20, 7:*11-8:6, 9:*11, 10:21);

 

- who caused himself to come to baptize in holy Spirit, and fire (Mat. 3:11; Acts 2:29-33);

 

- who causes himself to build the new prophesied true “tent” of God, his new domed-roof house (2 Sam. 7:11c-16; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 26:*61, 27:63; Mark 14:*58; John 2:*19-22; Acts 15:13-18; 2 Cor. 6:16-*18; Eph. 2:19-22; Heb. 8:1-2);

 

-   who came into this cosmos of unbelieving mortals to make believers out of all those who call upon his name, so that he could present those mortals to his heavenly Father as righteous ones, and as beginning offerings (Rom. 11:13-18, 16:5; *1 Cor. 15:20-23, 16:15-16; 2 Thes. 2:13-14; James 1:17-19; Rev. 14:4);

 

- who caused himself to do all of this to obtain a name above all other names except God’s names (Luke 2:21, 24:47; John 1:*11-12, 20:31; Acts 4:12, 29-30; Phil. 2:5-*11; Heb. 1:*4, 1-13; Rev. 3:12, 19:11-13);

 

- who caused himself to obtain his own throne, the throne of David (Mat. 19:28, 25:31; Luke 1:*32-33; Acts 2:29-33; Heb. 1:6-*13, 8:1-2, 12:2; Rev. 3:21, 7:17, 12:5, 19:*5);

 

- who caused himself to be seated at the right of his heavenly Father’s throne (Isa. 16:5; Mat. 22:*41-46, 26:*63-64; Mark 12:*35-37, 14:*61-62, 16:19; Luke 20:*41-43, 22:*66-70; Acts 2:33*-35, 5:31, 7:55-56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:*1; Heb. 1:*3-*13, 8:1, 10:12-*13, 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:*22).

 

 

This biblical texts-based Christology explains how and why the Word, and subsequently the mortal man Jesus Christ, obtained a new birth from above in God's gift of his holy Spirit, obtained his own throne - the throne of David, and obtained a name above all other names (with the exception of God's names), and thusly became a god.