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The True Human Being
"When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place,
what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
"

Psalm 8:3-9        
The Bible does not teach that humans are born damned. That is one of the serious aberrations of religion.
(Yes, born with a selfish instinct, but not guilty until old enough to control or to defy one's own feelings)
David,
the godly shepherd's meditation above, recorded in Psalm 8, well expresses by the Holy Spirit a divine perspective that has been largely lost to human thinking in history, namely,
God's original design of humanity – relative to all that is.
 
See:
Original Sin in
Jesus Christ!
A repeating error in understanding the human life of the Lord Jesus Christ is often caused by misinterpreting every supernatural event occurring through Him as being simply a product of His deity. Yes! Jesus was the incarnation of God in human flesh, but there was no sham-humanity in His human experience. Jesus as Infinite Eternal Creator, in creating stepped down to directly associate Himself with that which has a beginning.
Then, as Infinite Eternal Creator, he humbled Himself beyond all measure
in becoming a normal fallible human being through the womb of Mary
to become our substitute and example before the Throne of God
by His character and in behaviour in this present world.
Error One!
A
further misinterpretation has arisen from the phrase "son of God" which is used of Jesus in the New Testament. This has absolutely nothing to do with His deity. It is simply the Hebrew idiom for Messiah, the Anointed, and has nothing at all to do with His divine origin or the trinitarian status of the Lord Jesus.
Error Two!
As
an example of understandable misinterpretation, the inspired record of Christ's personal reaction to Simon Peter's outspoken surprise at the immediate death of the fig tree, which Jesus had addressed the previous day, shows Christ's perspective.
Jesus said in response to Peter's amazement –
 
This is Christ's
understanding
of human authority!
"Truly, I say to you, if you have faith [in God] and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen.
"
Jesus thereby makes it plain that the supernatural effect of His lethal words to the tree had nothing to do with His unique identity (as God-in-the-flesh). In other words, the supernatural event was not a product of the divine identity of Jesus!
So – Peter the fisherman could do more than Jesus had done – and on the same terms.

Matthew 21:21.
This
brings us back to God's original intention in the very beginning of the human race – humanity made in the "image of God".
 
That phrase, in its time, meant to represent God (nothing to do with shape or appearance), and for that reason humanity was given dominion over their environment.
It is this original design and responsibility of humanity which is shown to us in the personal and public conduct of the Lord Jesus Christ!
It has been
part of Satan's subterfuge to deny understanding of God's design of humanity by exalting the humanity of Jesus into a special class as though to 'glorify' Him.
In this connection, the Biblical phrase "son of man", Christ's favourite term for Himself, is simply an idiom for human being and was never a messianic title as has sometimes been misleadingly taught.
Error Three!
These three errors have perverted Christian thinking on the God-given nature and purpose of human identity!
It is why He rode an unbroken colt of a donkey into Jerusalem in His final week (Zechariah 9:9) according the authority given to Adam in the beginning, and so directly demonstrating His human dominion over nature in being a human representative of God.
The implications of this for all Christians, is that to walk in the shoes of Jesus ("in His name") means to act as humanity was then originally designed to be both before God and the world,
plus the special completing the mandate of Christ's Gospel mission, upon which the end of this age turns,
in this authoritative representative capacity as a human being before God in this present world!.
 
So Biblical Christianity can therefore never be confined to the field of religion!
 
Accordingly,
one needs the light of Holy Scripture to correct the common Christian myth that the God-chosen destiny of a human being is to find God as Saviour and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. This is not true!
 
The
Lord Jesus Christ, the ultimate and true human being, did not return to God as He came into this world through Mary, but as a resurrected human being and is at this moment at the right hand of the Throne of God in that capacity to represent those who believe. His body was not simply restored. It was changed to no longer be subject to time and space. He thereby prefigures the future of humanity. Christ's return to this planet, which interrupts Armageddon to prevent human annihilation (as God promised in the rainbow), destroys all that which is opposed to God and brings all His people into His resurrection to share His rule over all.
 
That rule is not confined to this planet, and it inaugurates the ultimate destiny for which humanity was originally brought into existence:
namely, to represent God to all His creation (including to the angels of God)!
I Corinthians 6:3.


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