- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers about Jesus Christ
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:09
By definition, God is spirit (John 4:24, ESV), infinite in His duration (Isa 57:15), ability (Luk 1:37), and attributes (1Jo 1:5). Limited deity is an oxymoron. Being in one place and "becoming flesh" (Joh 1:14) did not limit His omniscience, omnipotence, or omnipresence; He was without beginning (Joh 1:1) or end (Heb 1:12) and He was holy (Luk 1:35). The Pharisees balked at His forgiving the paralyzed man (Mar 2:5), since only God has this power (v 7; Psa 130:4). The Lord Jesus had and has that power that belongs solely to God (Mar 2:10).
Nonetheless, His Father told Him what to say (Joh 12:49b) and the very words He should speak (v 49c). The Father showed Him each act He did (5:19). These truths do not indicate that He was limited, but that He was subject to His Father. This affirms that the Father and Son have different roles in the Godhead. The Father directs and the Son carries out the direction, while the Spirit enables.