A MOTHER’S SONG

By

Shelby G. Floyd

The Lord God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to rebellious Israel and her treacherous sister Judah! God’s people had rebelled and were worshiping idols and committing the immoralities of those who did know God. It was the job of Jeremiah to call their hand. God let Jeremiah know that he and everyone is known before they are formed in the womb:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
(Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV)

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The Virgin Birth

By

Shelby G. Floyd

The above title is a specific and accurate des­cription of how God brought Christ into the world to be our savior. Jesus Christ is both divine and human (cf. Romans 1:3-4).

Jesus Christ Was Human and Divine

From the divine standpoint, he has always existed and always will. Late in the first century, the apostle John spoke of the preexistence of Christ in these words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the begin­ning with God” (John 1:1-2). Then, later in the chap­ter, John described the human nature of Christ when he said, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only be­gotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1: 14). This is definitely a reference to the virgin birth of Christ. Continue reading “The Virgin Birth”