The Great Courses offers audio and video courses on a great variety of subjects. One that is offered, taught by Professor Bart D. Ehrman from the University of North Carolina, is all about Jesus, but named How Jesus Became God. The first lesson is “Jesus—The Man Who Became God.”
The professor has it all backwards. John tells us that Jesus is the God who became man. “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Christmas is the story of Emanuel, “God with us.” The message of Christianity loses its voice if a man became God. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
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John 1:14 (HCSB) “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”