Christ’s Relationship to the Individual | Part 1

The Relation of the Father to the Christ

The Father, as the First Source and Center of all creation, is absolute perfection in every way.  In Him is all there is and all there can ever be.  He does not need to experience anything in order to know it.  He is existential – meaning that every thing that could ever be known already exists in Him.  This absolute nature makes it difficult, if not impossible, for mortal man to have direct dealing with him.

In our prior article, we learned that one way the Father interacts with his mortal creations is by granting a spirit fragment of himself to reside in our minds.  Another way the Father interacts with us is by means of his Son.  We are told:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
– Isaiah 55:8-9

This separation is too great for man to span.  So help was provided:

“For “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
– 1 Corinthians 2:16

Yes, the Christ is another means through which the Father expresses himself to his creations:

“Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.  The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.  I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.  There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.  For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.  I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
– John 12:44-50

In fact, one of the main purposes for Christ’s coming is to reveal God to mankind as, not just a great potentate, but as a loving Father: 

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
– Matthew 11:27


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