Christ is called the Messiah, and this same redeemer is said to be the perfect savior, sinless and complete in both objective and subjective reality.
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God is one with His name. Christ is called the Messiah, and this same redeemer is said to be the perfect savior, sinless and complete in both objective and subjective systems of reality. However, the word “Christ” or “christos” is the Greek translation of the Hebraic “Messiah” and also means “the anointed one.” This simply means that Christ was anointed by God to bring salvation to mankind.
This assertion has generated a lot of controversy in view of the claim by some radical philosophers that the death of Christ was not meant to bring salvation to mankind; rather He died for the Jews alone and for his personal exaltation and gain. The death and resurrection of Christ is not my major concern in this article but suffice it that Christ was on a mission to salvage humanity while chasing and focusing on the price set before Him. He was a human being and as a result was constrained by the necessary propensities of man. It is said that every human being has four basic natural propensities that are characterized by objective deficiencies such as, imperfection, being illusioned, the possibility of making a mistake, and having the proclivity to cheat.
Christ as a human God was from the beginning with the father. The Bible says,” In the beginning was the word (logos) and the logos (word) was with God, and the logos was God” John 1:1. From the forgoing it is evident that the author of the four gospels takes off from where the first book of the Bible, Genesis took off, “In the beginning,” however, none of them was able to tell the beginning of what? In the beginning of all things Christ the logo was, this simply means that He did not begin like us who began in time. He always was! Yes, Christ is, was and is forever God. Logos is a Greek word meaning word, speech, and utterance. Derivative of the Greek verb legein, logos essentially means any word uttered with profound meaning, with significance, a speech conveys a massage. Here the writer personalizes it, to the extent of taking up the image of person who is spoken of, and in which speech, action take place. The logos of John 1:1 is the same logos in Genesis 1:1.
Martin Heidegger gave a profound and philosophical cum hermeneutical approach to the term, from the ancient Greece and states that logos meant more than just a word or utterance. He pointed out that a ‘logos’ has more expansive meaning of revealing, manifesting, unveiling and developing. Here logos become the revelation of truth as Christ authenticated that He is the truth. John 14:16.
When we relate the above to the CHRIST, it follows that (the logos) was one from the beginning with, and who is God, is hitherto revealed to us in the (anthropomorphic) incarnation as the word of, and the person of the human God. The Bible confirms this thus,” For in Him (the logos) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” Col 2:9. Christ therefore, is a historical person (human being), as a human God, He has a history because he was born of a woman as the “word made flesh that dwell among us” John 1:14. As a natural human being, Christ therefore shares in the definition of man as rational animal. As a rational animal, He is equally a social, familial and communal being thus He shares in the cultural, linguistic, political, social, transcendental and eschatological characteristics of humanity.
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The pivot of Christian mirror (the Bible) says,” “He was in all points tempted as we are,” Heb 4:15.Here again, Christ shares from the ontology of our humanness with all its anxieties, expectations, and contingencies. He had the experience of poverty, weakness, hunger, thirst, anger, tiredness, wearied, and fatigue. Don’t forget that Christ was a free moral man and as a result He had a free will beyond predetermination. Now the Bible in Luke 22:22 say, “And truly the son of man goes as it has been determined.” Here again Christ actions are said to be preordained now where then do we place the force that stands between the human possibility of doing right or wrong? This however, calls for more proper research. Yes, it calls for proper spiritual insight beyond creed and mental speculation.
We are not looking at a creature without free will, like stone, grass, stars, etc rather we are surveying the life of a sage in the light of objective reality following my dialectic method of philosophy and logic. Any creature without free will can never commit any sin. So Christ had his free will when He visited the mortal plane, He exercised same through so many means. For instance He agreed to come to the earth in order to die for the sins of mankind. The Bible reports, “Who shall I send, and who will go for us?” Christ agreed with the internal Spiritual Chambers of the Divine (father, son and Holy Ghost etc) to die for mankind as was divinely structured in the apogee of extraterrestrial consciousness to be actualized in the perigee of material reality. When Christ was faced with the pains and sorrow of his mission, He implored the father thus, “Father if it is your will take this cup away from me, nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done.”
When the prayer was not answered due to the fact that He was praying contrary to divine will and what was ordained of Him, “He prayed more earnestly. Then his sweat beams like great drops of blood failing down to the ground” Luke 22:42-44. As a natural man, He prayed expecting an answer from God but was disappointed at last hence He queried God while on the Cross thus, “Father why has thou forsaken me?” The question here appears to point to the very fact that He did not know why He was forsaken which may imply that He may have had a secret agreement with the Supreme Father that at a point He was going to be assisted may be to escape the death.