But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Galatians 4:4.
It has been pointed out to me by a keen observer of bible issues that the new versions tend to change that verse. The NIV for example says; But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law. The ESV translators in their never ending quest to decode the New Testament for us, uses the same word. Instead of Jesus Christ being made of a woman and made under the law, they substitute that he was born of a woman and born under the law.
It is no blasphemy to say that Jesus Christ was born of a woman, it just misses the point. It is mistaken in this context, but would fit in other places where we might speak of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is however quite wrong to say that he was born under the law. The Apostle Paul said; For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death, Romans 8:2. If Paul receiving the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus made him free from the law of sin and death, you can be quite sure that that Spirit which belongs to Jesus Christ by nature also made him free from the law of sin and death, and that he was free from it from the time of his conception.
Jesus Christ was made under the law, but he was not born under it. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell, Colossians 1:9. The Father made the choice of how the body of Jesus Christ was to be constructed. He chose two ingredients. He chose a virgin out of the house of Nathan who was another son of David's and out of the womb of Bathsheba. God had long kept this lineage apart. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; Zechariah 12:12. The other ingredient was the fullness of the Godhead. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, Colossians 2:9.
Even though the soul and Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus are eternal and have existed forever, there came a time when the Father prepared a body for Jesus Christ. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me, Hebrews 10:5. The great error of Protestantism and of Catholicism has been in seeing Jesus Christ as being God's Son in eternity past. Therefore we get silly sayings like, "eternally begotten of the Father". The angel explained things to Mary in a far clearer form.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God, Luke 1:35. The entire person of Jesus Christ, his body and soul and spirit is not the Son of God. When the angel spoke of that holy thing, the angel spoke of the body, and his body only.
In other words, the formula for making Jesus Christ is to take a virgin from the house of David, but one which escaped the curse of Coniah (Jeremiah 22:28-30) by descending from Nathan, and to garner from her those reproductive attributes contained in her and to mix them with the other half of the formula which is the fullness of the Godhead, and which fulfilled all of those things normally supplied by the male in reproduction. Hence, the Son of God was born.
He is the only begotten of the Father. There are many sons of God, but only one man could ever say that God was his Father and when he said it referred to the physical birth of his flesh. His flesh is the eternal God. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 1st John 1:1-2. They touched his flesh and said that it was from the beginning.
The King James Bible is perfectly constructed and it is the perfect description of the person of Jesus Christ. When it says that Jesus Christ was made of a woman, it is trying to signal us to a far higher thought than just the birthing process. It wants us to understand the uniqueness of that physical body. When it says that he was made under the law, it is to let us know that though his flesh was made in the time of the law, by no means was Jesus Christ subject to that law. Lepers touched him, a woman with an issue of blood touched him and he was Lord of the Sabbath. In none of these things was he defiled. He was not born under the law.
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