My view on John 1:14 is that the totality of the Word indeed, as the verse itself clearly states, “became flesh”. In like manner, when Jesus was raised from the dead, he “became a life giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).

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Q – When the Word became flesh, did the Spirit Word remain as such? A spirit?

A – John 1:14 is very clear. The Spirit became flesh.

Q – Who or what was the spirit in the human Jesus?

A – The Holy Spirit. Having been changed from spirit to flesh, the Word, of himself, could do nothing.

John 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing.

Being no longer a spirit, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit…

If the Word remained a spirit and simply put on a human body, then Jesus would have had 2 spirits, the Word and the Holy Spirit. Which is not so.

Q – Is Jesus a different being and not the Word? Is Jesus a different being and not the “I AM”?

A – No, to both questions. The life of the Word, I AM, YHWH, the Rock was not altered or “adulterated” when the Word became flesh. There was no egg from Mary which was required to form a life in Jesus who was pre-existent. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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Biblical bases in the change of Jesus’ life being “unadulterated” by a human female egg are:

  1. Each living specie produces its own kind (Genesis 1:11-2, 24-25).
  • When compared with an ordinary man who is “of the earth”, Jesus “is the Lord from heaven”.

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.

If Mary’s egg contributed to the formation of Jesus’ life, Jesus would be only partly from heaven.

  • Jesus himself said that he “was from above”.

John 8:23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

If Mary’s egg formed Jesus’ life, Jesus could have been mistaken in saying that he was “not of this world”.

When the Word became flesh, “Mary’s body (flesh & blood)” contributed to the development of Jesus’ flesh, organs, blood, everything but her egg.

A gestational surrogate mother conceives the fertilized egg of another woman and it is her system which enables the zygote to develop the body parts of the baby.

The Word’s manifestation as Jesus is different from the manifestations of YHWH in the OT times where no human flesh and blood were involved.

  • If Mary contributed to the formation of Jesus’ life, that life would have already been an altered life from that of the Word, the YHWH, the Rock, the I AM. But Jesus’ life has been unaltered. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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Is Jesus the “son” of David? No.

Jesus, having been gestated in Mary’s womb and born as her son, naturally will have his legal genealogy in David’s line. But is David really Jesus’ ascendant? No! The creation could not be the real father of his creator. Even David called the being who became Jesus “my Lord”.

Psalm 110:1 The Lord said to my Lord…

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A surrogate mother is still called a mother. Jesus is called the Son of Man because he was gestated and delivered by a human. To be called a SEED of another does not necessarily mean the SEED and the accepted ascendant are blood related. Gentile Christians, like us I suppose, are Abraham’s seed by adoption.

Galatians 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

My use of the word surrogate is not “the same as ‘IN-VITRO’” in the case of Jesus. The difference lies in the already existing life of Jesus as the Word. In the ordinary human surrogacy, the egg of the woman is fertilized by the sperm of the male outside of the woman’s reproductive system. There is a fertilization process in order to form life. In the case of Jesus, there was no fertilization to form a life since life was there already.

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“the word BEGOTTEN in: John 1:14” doesn’t prove there was a fertilization of Mary’s egg to make Jesus the Father’s begotten. Aren’t Christians also the begotten from above?

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