Seeing the Invisible God

Seeing the Invisible God
A Brief Explanation of the Incarnation
David A. Huston

This paper was written as a response to those who say that the Father and Jesus are two distinct divine beings or persons.

IN THE MIDST OF HIS TRIAL, suffering Job declared, "This I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!" (Job 19:26).

But surely Job was mistaken. Doesn't the Bible teach that the Eternal God is invisible to mortal man? Didn't John plainly state, " No one has seen God at any time" (1 John 4:12)? According to the Bible, ...

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established this truth, we must now consider what the Bible also says. Jesus Himself made the statement, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8). If you are wondering how both of these declarations can be true, how God can be simultaneously visible and invisible, then you must understand that the explanation can only be found by examining the Scriptures.

In his letter to the Romans, Paul has provided the key to reconciling these two seemingly contradictory ideas. The apostle writes, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead" (Romans 1:20).

In other words, Paul says that even though God cannot be seen through direct observation, He can be seen, even clearly seen, by that which He has made. This is because by faith we understand that "the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible" (Hebrews 11:3). That ...

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God and Everlasting Father? It was because the invisible God had determined to make Himself visible so that we, along with Job, could see Him.

The Incarnation

What we now call the Incarnation (the taking on of human flesh) did not actually occur until over seven hundred years after the prophecies of Isaiah had been published. But finally, "when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman..." (Galatians 4:4).

This One who was sent forth by God was the Child who was born, the Man we know as Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As the Son, He was made like all the descendants of Adam -- of the dust of the earth. He was part of the things that were made. Yet ...

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