Answering Questions About the Person of Christ Part 3

The Nugget:

Isa 55:6  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 

Isa 55:7  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 

The Muslim Challenge:

Logically we can’t say he is fully God and fully man. He is either a full God or a full man. Unless he is 50% of each and that means he couldn’t be a God .

My Response:

Once again, you are engaging in a rationalization that may seem true by unaided human knowledge, wisdom, or logic. But your contention does not agree with the statements in the Bible as I have carefully presented them to you.

Since the Bible is provably divine revelation, not merely the product of human reasoning or wisdom, I believe it is safer to go by what the Bible teaches, not what I or anyone else may attempt to come up with by human reason alone.

To be solidly grounded in truth, we must account for what the Bible teaches if we are to come to a proper understanding of the issues we are discussing.

A Muslim Question:

Why would God give us a doctrine that is hard to understand it comprehend and we must believe and then links it to out salvation?

My Answer:

If you become genuinely familiar with the text of the New Testament and the Bible as a whole to the point where you understand the message Jesus came to bring of how to be rightly related to God as well as to Him, then these things will not seem so difficult.

You may remember that Jesus invited “all who are heavy-laden” to come to Him. If you have read the narrative of the life of Christ in the Gospel accounts you will surely have noticed that even children were eager to come to Him. Jesus was criticized by some of the religious leaders for receiving many of the poor and downtrodden, even great sinners, of His day. They criticized Jesus, saying “He associates with sinners and even eats with them!” So Jesus is very willing to receive all who will come to Him.

But in His famous “Sermon on the Mount” recorded in the early chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus warned that the narrow way, that represented the way to the truth, would be very difficult, and only a few would find it (see Matthew 7:13, 14).

The way it works is that when we receive the truth God permits us to learn and understand either from or about His written word in the Bible, He then provides us more light to increase our understanding of spiritual things and to enable us to grow in our faith in Him.

It may be that God communicates His truth the way He does to test our sincerity and desire for truth. At one point Jesus said that there are some who love darkness rather than light. But it does not have to be that way. We can choose to search out the truth as God has made it known in the Bible and come to the true light.

 

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