Show me where it says he didn't always have the fullness of the deity dwelling in him.Colossians 2:9 NKJV... For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
Civic's statement surprised me, so I would like to hear from Civic's fellow TRINITARIANS on this forum...
WHEN did the fullness of the Godhead BEGIN dwelling in Jesus Bodily?
A) eternity past
B) the instant God created the supernatural and space-time of this universe and also became immanent in it
C) Jesus' conception
D) Jesus' birth
E) Jesus' baptism
F) Jesus' resurrection
G) Jesus' ascension
H) other, please explain
I say B. Here is an overview of what I believe...
For this creation, YHWH God (the only one who transcends all creations) determined to create a universe with a kingdom of redeemed humans (living souls) for his glory where he would reign as a living soul himself. The Scriptures describe how God would accomplish his plan. In an instant, transcendent God (called God the Father) created the supernatural and space-time of this universe and also became immanent as a spirit (called the Spirit of God) and in the form of a living soul (called the Word of God) with a glorious body. God the Father then created all things within the universe by the power of the Spirit of God commanded by the Word of God. But whereas God created a human spirit and soul for each of us, God himself as the Word became the human spirit and soul of Jesus. At his conception, Jesus' glorious body was changed to a mortal body to be made like us so he could make reconciliation for our sins. At his resurrection, Jesus' mortal body was changed back to a glorious body and he will also give each of his elect a glorious body when he returns to reign in his kingdom forever.
According to Philippians 2, he didn't think who he was was something that he needed to cling to, and so emptied himself, taking on the form of a servant, and became obedient to death..... even the death of the cross..... I don't see where he ceased being who he always was, is, and always will be.
Then according to John 1:1-3, and Colossians 1:16-19, Ephesians 3:9, Hebrews 1, he created it all, he still sustains it, so it must've been sustained even while he was in the grave.
So..... please explain to me at what point did Jesus cease being who he was, is and always will be.
Does the King cease being a King because he took off his kingly robes, and attire?
I don't see where the King abdicated his rule. I do see where he laid aside the trappings of his Kingship, and dwelt among his citizens, showing himself as equal to his citizens--- capable of feeling what they feel, suffering what they suffer, experiencing what they experience.