Well, the answer that I would always give was in Bethlehem, but as God grants me more understanding I see that though it is true that Jesus was born there and He is the Son of God it is not perfectly true.


(John 1:1 NIV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (14) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.


It is apparent that the Son of God had already been born and became flesh through Jesus.


We are told when the Son of God was born and where in Proverbs 8:22-31 (NIV)  “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.”


I use to read this and think it meant the attribute of wisdom, because chapter eight starts with “Does not wisdom call out?”, but that would mean God didn’t have wisdom until it was born and that would mean that God changed; and God does not change.


Also verse thirty says “I was the craftsman at his side” and an attribute could not be a craftsman. The Bible says in John 1:3 (NIV) “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” which fits Proverbs chapter eight.


The reason why this is important to me is I no longer think of Jesus and the Holy Spirit as the same being. Perhaps you never did, but I did and it confused me. I can also better understand that the Son is God as He came directly, or was born of God with no humanity to consider.


I was amazed when I realized that the Son of God was first born of Spirit and then, by choice, born of man and I was first born of man and then, by choice, born of the Spirit.

He was born to save and I was born to be saved. If it were not true that “it is more blessed to give than to receive”, I would have a better deal than Jesus. Don’t think that I am not overjoyed with my salvation. I’m just rambling on.





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