Saturday, May 18, 2013

God's Power

Today's question is this:
Just a thought, but do you think that maybe Jesus came to the earth as a male because in His time, men dominated over women completely? It's just a thought - I'm not pushing right and wrong. And another thought. If Jesus had come to our earth if we had a matriarchal society (led by women - sorry if my spelling sucks), would it be possible that He might have come as a woman? It might've been just what those people related to. :)
We have seen that priests must be the same gender as Christ, who is the model for all priests, due to the fact that he is the perfect mediator between God and humans.  Therefore, if Christ had been born female, it logically follows that the priesthood would be all female.

The question raised today is about the power of God.  God is omnipotent, which means that he can do all possible things.  People debate over whether or not God can do impossible things, such as create a donkey that is also a human.  "Changing the past" is sometimes listed as an impossible thing, because you can change the past to create a contradiction.

It is possible that Jesus' birth could have occurred differently.  Jesus could have been born in a different place, in a different time, or to a different mother.  Indeed, some people believe it would have been better if Jesus had been born under different circumstances.  There are many reasons why Jesus was born in the specific way he was.  One of these reasons is that God wished to act "in accordance with the Scriptures", which foretold that the Son of Man would be born from David's line, in the city of Bethlehem.

Things become tricky, when you try to explain why God/Jesus did one thing, instead of another.  It is best to say that God acts fittingly in all things, although alternative actions exist.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what to say about that.

Are you excited for The Silent Spy?

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that God acted as the Scripture foretold. God is an omnipotent, timeless being. It all came to as a result of His plan; the Scripture, the birth, etc.

Sammy said...

I'll agree with that. I believe that God is the creator of the universe, so if he wants to go back in time, and make all of us half donkey, half human, he could do it in the blink of an eye. God knew exactly what was going to happen concerning Jesus' line before there even was an earth. He inspired the prophets to write what he told them. That the Son of Man would be born in the city of David to a virgin. And that he would be called Emmanuel.

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if something happened differently. If Mary had been too afraid, and said no to God. If Joseph didn't listen to the angel, and left Mary anyway. If the Wise Men did go back to King Herod. But then I remember that nothing is a surprise to God. IF something like that would have happened, God would see that the Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled. But of course, if things had been different, he would have known about them when inspiring the prophets, so it's very possible that there would be different things written in the Old Testament concerning Jesus.

But I shouldn't worry about it, because everything worked out the way God said it would.


Anonymous said...

In the bible, it states that Jesus is the "son of God" and the " prince of peace", so of course Jesus would be male, but then again I dont really think Jesus was meant to be male because males are more dominent, and the matter shouldn't really be too overthought.

Suzanne Klare said...

Michael, it's good that you upload these posts now and then. I like hearing your opinion on these sort of things. But I have some questions for you about something completely different:
the new Phoenix Wright game. Do you think Maya should be in the game? Are you surprised that Edgeworth is back, but Maya isn't? What do you think of Phoenix's new legal assistant? And, most importantly,

Anonymous said...

About that question, God made Adam the head. Eve was under him. Adam= Man Eve= Woman. It is in Genesis.