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Objection 2

Objection: Dan Mohler's teaching is false because he teaches that Jesus lived his earthly life as just a man. And it's not logically possible for Jesus to truly live as just a man and still remain God. (Again, Dan robs Jesus of His divinity during His time on earth.)

Thoughts: How can any one Person be both 100% God and 100% man at the same time? It seems logically impossible and yet Jesus was just that - 100% God and 100% man - beginning with His time on earth. Matters of the incarnation are both amazing and mysterious - defying complete description and  perfect comprehension - even confounding and rising above logic itself. If logic alone were the criteria for determining orthodoxy, then the 100% God / 100% man doctrine, itself, might be called into question. 


Logic gets fuzzy in matters concerning the capabilities of God. Can God make a rock so heavy that He can’t lift it? The answer is obviously “yes” if God is 100% God. But if there were a rock so big that God couldn't lift it then He would not really be God after all. On the other hand, if the answer is “No, he can't make a rock that heavy" then He was never really God to begin with.


And we have just such a logically fuzzy matter here: Can God submit Himself to live as just a man and still remain God? I believe that Dan Mohler holds both of these to be true - that God can submit Himself to live as a man (100% human - perfect humanity) AND that Jesus remained God after doing so (undiminished divinity). Consistent with Phil. 2, Heb. 2:17, Acts 10:38, John 5:19 and other scriptures, Dan teaches that Jesus submitted Himself to live life as a man, empowered by God - fully human, anointed by God. Dan also holds, consistent with John 1, Col. 2:9, Mt. 1:23 and others, that Jesus has always been and will always be fully God (see response to objection 1). 


Is holding both of these seemingly mutually exclusive positions, a good cause for rejecting Dan’s teaching as false? No, not when it comes to matters of the incarnation and God’s capabilities. Latitude is warranted. Instead, we are left with accepting that, somehow, all things (even what seems logically impossible) are possible with God.


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