Summary: I want to say that all Bible doctrine is very important, and there are many of these very important Bible doctrines, and what is meant by “Bible doctrine” is what the Bible teaches about various subjects in the Bible, it’s what the Bible teaches.
#-1~ THE # 1 BIBLE DOCTRINE, “THE INCARNATION” ROM.8:3--Col.2:8-9 12-4-10
Today I want to talk about what I consider to be the #1 Bible Doctrine, the INCARNATION” I hope you will pay close attention.
I want to say that all Bible doctrine is very important, and there are many of these very important Bible doctrines, and what is meant by “Bible doctrine” is what the Bible teaches about various subjects in the Bible, it’s what the Bible teaches.
Ø LISTEN— All other Bible Doctrines will collapse like a house of cards if this Bible doctrine of the INCARNATION is not true, all other Bible doctrines would not mean a thing if this one should not be true, if Jesus is not God in flesh nothing else matters.
There are many Scriptures that we could use as a text for this great truth, but today I’ll read for our text Romans 8:3 and Col. 2: 8-9, listen as I read out text verses.
Rom. 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.
Col. 2: 8-9 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
“INCARNATION” — is a theological term for the coming of God’s Son into the world as a human being.***
The term itself is not found in the Bible, but it is based on clear references in the New Testament to Jesus as a person “in the flesh”
Jesus participated fully in all that it means to live a human life apart from sin. But if Jesus were only a man, there would be no purpose in drawing attention to His bodily existence.
The marvelous thing is that in Jesus, God Himself began to live a human life.
The capacity of Jesus to reveal God to us and to bring salvation depends upon His being fully God and fully man at the same time.
There is nothing in fact or in fiction in the history of man that can come close to the mystery of the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No one ever anticipated God’s intervention into human history by the birth of a child, born in a manger.
Not even the Jews were looking for their Messiah to come in such a way, and now days it seems we have become so accustomed to the biblical narratives of the birth of Jesus that we have failed to appreciate the mystery of the incarnation.
Ø So we’ll try just for a little while to talk about the INCARNATION, that is, GOD coming to the earth in the form of a MAN.
ISAIAH 9: 6 For unto us a child is born, **unto us a son is given:** and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace—NOTICE—His Name, not names.
The Son of God was in heaven with the Father, The Father sent Him to the earth to be Jesus the Son of man, God can not die, He had to take a human body in order to die, He had to have a human body in order to shed His Blood, Heb. 9:22 without the shedding of blood is no remission of sin.
John 5: 36-37 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.** 37And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me.
JOHN 17: 1-5 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ,** (Anointed) whom thou hast sent**
4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
Phil. 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.