When you get in touch with the voice in your head .. go with what you “know” in your “knower” .. and remember the Power of The ‘WORD” made flesh ( Jesus ) .. and having become a man ..
ASK GOD .. Why Did Jesus Have to Be a Man?
Remember .. No man has seen God in all His glory except the very unique, special Son of the Most High ( Jesus Christ ) .. who has a special relationship with the Father, and the Holy Spirit – all three are “ONE” .. and Jesus clearly explained His Father ..
Secondly, a human had to die for the sins of humanity .. no goats, bulls, birds were sufficient to “pay the price” .. So God Himself, out of love for all the people He created, paid the debt by taking on human form Himself and sent His only begotten Son to die on a cross at Calvary. So you ASK? .. How can Jesus be God and man? Remember .. ONLY GOD KNOWS ALL … and Jesus has two natures, He is God and man. The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became a man so that we might have “true life” and have it more abundantly. Jesus had to become man, and WHY? .. this is well supported in the Bible.
Hebrews 2:17-18 (NIRV) says: So he had to be made like his brothers in every way. Then he could serve God as a kind and faithful high priest. And then he could pay for the sins of the people by dying for them. He himself suffered when he was tempted. Now he is able to help others who are being tempted.
And also in Hebrews 4:14-15 says this: Jesus Is the Great High Priest – We have a great high priest. He has gone up into the heavens. He is Jesus the Son of God. So let us hold firmly to what we say we believe. We have a high priest who can feel it when we are weak and hurting. We have a high priest who has been tempted in every way, just as we are. But he did not sin.
All the above came out of a quote someone sent me about some guy named Tolle .. and since I had never even heard of him .. and because I don’t watch Oprah .. I thought I’d look him up online – he’s exactly waht the Bible calls someone who “tickles peoples ears” from what I read – WOW!! .. so I extracted what jumped out at me ..
Yet Tolle’s occasional realism and practical wisdom are outweighed by a worldview at odds with central Christian convictions. First, he argues that there is no ultimate distinction between humans and God since all is one. From this monistic perspective, Tolle scorns common Western usage of the term God: “There can be no subject-object relationship here, no duality, no you and God.”
Not only is there no you and God—Tolle also claims there’s no actual you. Pulling a page from Buddhism, Tolle says the human self is an illusion, and belief in it is the main reason for human suffering. “If a fish is born in your aquarium and you call him John, write out a birth certificate, tell him about his family history, and two minutes later he gets eaten by another fish—that’s tragic,” he writes in The Power of Now. “But it’s only tragic because you projected a separate self where there was none.” Tolle even tries to argue that Jesus affirmed this view when he told his disciples to deny themselves (Mark 8:34). According to Tolle, Jesus meant, “Negate (and thus undo) the illusion of self.”
Yet the New Testament’s concerns about self have to do with its corruption, not its existence. Jesus lamented those who gain the whole world but lose their very selves. The New Testament’s call for the eradication of self comes in the context of the new self created in Christ (Col. 2:9-10).
Tolle’s reworking of Hindu monism and Buddhist no-self thought may be popular, but one wonders whether claims such as “time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion” and “both death and the body are illusions” resonate with American readers. Then there are Tolle’s impenetrable claims, such as “the energy frequency of the mind appears to be essentially male” and “at the level of Being, all suffering is recognized as an illusion.” There are moments in the webcast when even Oprah seems to have no idea what he’s talking about.