2009-12-16

god the man -- bible(Numbers, 23, 19)


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co.relig/jesus.christ/god the man -- Numbers 23:19:
"God is not a man, that he should lie,"
says the Scripture in Numbers 23:19,
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The context of this passage is
Balak's hiring of Balaam to curse the children of Israel.
Although Balaam attempted to curse the Israelites God forbid him,
and commanded him to bless them instead. After doing so,
Balak was upset at his actions. As a result Balaam went back to God
to try to get God to allow him to curse the Israelites. God still refused.
Numbers 23:19 is part of Balaam's speech to Balak
concerning the Lord's answer.
He said that God is not a man that He should lie,
or the Son of Man that He should change His mind.
God had spoken what He had spoken,
and that was the end of the story.
Balaam was told to bless the Israelites, and He did.
Now that He had blessed them, and subsequently God had blessed them,
there was no reversing the blessing.
)
. from reading that it appears that "(god is a man)
means (god works through a man)
which is a far cry from the christian christ is god .
. anywhere you find jc talking about himself as god,
it is referring to being one of many that had been used by god,
certainly not "(the only begotten son) .